Hello, Crickets!

We are proud to be Utah’s home for new music and new musicians. We provide quality education through our El Sistema@Salty Cricket program and produce vibrant, engaging new music concerts.

Join us and keep the crickets chirping in Utah!



***WE’RE HIRING!!!***

Salty Cricket Composers Collective is looking to fill the following PART TIME, TEMPORARY employment opportunity.

Seeking 2 Teaching Artists (1 choral / 1 accompaniment) for an eight week music intensive, to be taught at Jackson Elementary School (750 W 200 N Salt Lake City). Begins August 21, 2017.  

Duties Include:

  • Providing classroom instruction for students, grades K-6 on the following schedule:
    • Mondays, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
    • Tuesdays, 9:15 am – 2:30 pm
    • Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 1:45 pm
    • Thursdays, 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm
    • Fridays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Implementing curriculum, with an eye toward constant evaluation and adjustment of that curriculum, as needed by students
    • Curriculum will center strongly on choral singing
    • Will incorporate theory as part of music learning
    • Will also feature bucket band
  • Reporting progress in a timely manner and work toward final outcomes as described in curriculum
  • Conform to school day norms and expectations
  • Other as needed

Strongly Suggested Skills:

  • Professional training in Music
  • Choral leadership and/or accompaniment experience
  • Rigorous theory knowledge
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Bilingual a HUGE plus (Spanish and English)
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of El Sistema model and principles a plus
  • Willingness to think about music pedagogy in new and flexible ways

Total compensation will be based on the expected total for the project: $3,280  

Includes direct teaching time, 16.5 hours of training, Planning / Admin time, and supervision.

This project will repeat in the future and could potentially lead to additional contracts.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Victoria Petro-Eschler by August 4, 2017. victoria@saltycricket.org