Module 4 Teacher Job Announcement

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.

MHTP Teachers are employed as independent contractors on an annual contract, with eligibility for annual renewal. Salary for Module 4 Teachers is $800.00 per module. Teachers from this recruitment will teach an average of 2–3 times per year. Extensive travel is required; all travel expenses for teaching, once the training period is completed, are paid for by MHTP. 

MHTP is an equal opportunity employer. MHTP prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Module 4 Teachers need the following experience and qualifications as pre-requisites for applying:

  • Must have substantial experience in the field as a CMP and at the time of employment by MHTP must be a working CMP.
  • Must be experienced in marketing techniques and private business management.
  • Must be able to improvise fluently with a complete understanding of musical modes and scales.  
  • Must be able to work with singers and students who play different instruments in the context of the module curriculum.  
  • Must have experience in the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities factors (listed below).

If an applicant is selected as a new MHTP teacher, there is a required training process. All expenses (travel, food, lodging, incidentals, etc.) related to the training are covered by the teacher-in-training, not by MHTP. This training includes the following activities:

  • Read all books for the assigned module and write a short book report on each. (See the MHTP Handbook for the current list.)
  • Observe the assigned module being taught by a current MHTP Teacher (once or twice, depending on MHTP staff assessment).
  • Teach the assigned module, without pay or reimbursement for expenses, while being observed by an experienced Teacher.
  • Receive a favorable recommendation from the observing Teacher, Area Coordinator, and Faculty Administrator.
  • Agree to, and sign, the MHTP Teacher Contract (reviewed for renewal each year, based on teacher performance).

Requirements for Application

Interested applicants must submit the following materials electronically to the MHTP Faculty Administrator (see “Application Process” below):

  • Your current resume. Include details of therapeutic music positions (paid and unpaid) and all relevant teaching positions you have held.
  • Your written responses explaining how you have gained the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) listed below. Address each of the KSAs individually.  
  • Your written response to the following question: “Please reflect on and tell us why you would like to become a teacher for MHTP.”

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications must have been received by October 31, 2016.

Please send all materials listed above electronically to the MHTP Faculty Administrator, Donna Snead, at: donnamariesnead@gmail.com 

Any supplemental application materials, such as evaluations from prior teaching or CMP experiences, if not available in electronic format, may be postal mailed to Donna at:  20841 Wheelock Drive, North Ft. Myers, FL  33917

Applicants will be rated based on their qualifications for this position as shown by the education, experience, and training related on their resume and responses to the KSAs. Paid and unpaid experience will be considered. Please be specific and detailed in responses to the KSAs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for Incumbent

  • Fully knowledgeable about MHTP policies, procedures, and history, and keeps up to date on changes as issued by the MHTP Board of Directors. Ability to completely support the MHTP mission, policies, and teaching requirements.
  • Ability to completely understand and implement Module 4 curriculum, including any audio-visual teaching tools and required readings.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining a private business or contract work as a CMP; knowledge about standard business practices.
  • Knowledge of musical theory. Possession of appropriate musical skills, and ability to work with students of many different kinds of instruments and voice in the context of the module curriculum.
  • Skilled in using, musically demonstrating, and explaining all practices and concepts that are specific to MHTP, e.g., Unitative Listening, the Patient Conditions and appropriate Musical Styles, and improvisation.
  • Extensive first-hand knowledge of playing as a CMP at the bedside of patients in medical facilities and the ability to share those experiences as appropriate in the classroom setting.
  • Demonstrated abilities and experience in teaching the adult learner; knowledge of key adult learning and teaching concepts.
  • Ability to complete, in a timely manner, all administrative tasks as described in this Job Description, as assigned by Supervisor, and as in Teacher’s Guide and Teacher Contract.
  • Ability to work with the Faculty Administrator, Curriculum Reviewer, and Area Coordinators in a professional manner, with flexibility as needed.

Download the job announcement as a document.

Module 4 Teacher Job Description

The Music For Healing and Transition Program, Inc. (MHTP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization which trains and certifies musicians to provide live therapeutic music, for the purpose of creating healing environments for the ill and/or dying, and all who may benefit.  MHTP philosophy recognizes music as a therapeutic enhancement to the healing process and the life/death transition.  Graduates of MHTP are Certified Music Practitioners® (CMP®).  MHTP collaborates with healthcare facilities and community organizations to educate about, and promote research in, the effectiveness of therapeutic music.

The charitable and educational objectives of MHTP are to serve the ill and dying with live bedside music to facilitate and promote healing or assist in the life/death transition; teach the practice of this service; establish centers for education throughout the United States and internationally; publish information, research findings, and other material about this profession; provide continuing education opportunities for our graduates; and develop affiliations with healing, charitable, and educational organizations where this service may be provided by CMPs. 

MHTP received its non-profit status in 1995 and operates exclusively for charitable, literary, and educational purposes, funded from tuition and donations.  MHTP is a founding and active member of The National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians, which has created professional standards for Therapeutic Musicians.

The position of Module 4 Teacher is an annual, part-time contract position, with the potential to be renewed annually. The majority of the work is that of teaching in a non-traditional, adult classroom setting.  Extensive travel is required, reimbursed by MHTP.

MAJOR DUTIES

A.  Implementing MHTP Policies

  • Acts as an advocate and ambassador for MHTP. 
  • Keeps up-to-date on MHTP policies as communicated by the Supervisor, the current Student Handbook, MHTP website information, and current Teacher’s Guide.
  • Answers students’ MHTP policy questions; refers student questions to the appropriate MHTP representative.
  • Follows all requirements in the MHTP Teacher Contract.

B.  Classroom Instruction

  • Responsible for pre-class preparations, e.g., contacting Area Coordinator (AC) for coordination of classroom needs, travel arrangements, audio-visual needs, copying, and mailing all handout materials, preparing all customizable pages, etc. 
  • Prepares thoroughly for teaching assignments through review of MHTP curriculum, preparation and organization of teacher materials, classroom and audio visual materials, student readings, other teacher aids, musical demonstrations, preparation to handle students’ questions on all curriculum material and books, and creating personal instructional notes based on feedback from teaching previous modules.
  • Follows, and uses only, the official MHTP curriculum as indicated in the current MHTP Teacher’s Guide for the assigned module. Uses only handouts that are in the current Teacher’s Guide.  Requests and acquires pre-approval to use any major teaching modalities/tools that are not in the current Teacher’s Guide (e.g., PowerPoint presentations, etc.).
  • Covers the entire lesson plan and materials in the current Teacher’s Guide for each class.
  • Employs adult-learning principles and techniques in teaching, leading class activities, and providing feedback to students. Keeps class flow constant, handles any difficult situations with students’ behavior and attitudes.  Any conflicts that cannot be resolved are discussed and acted on in consultation with the MHTP Faculty Administrator and other appropriate MHTP staff.
  • Writes student assessments and provides copies to student and student’s Advisor as required in the current Teacher’s Guide.
  • Reviews module evaluations after each class and provides feedback to Faculty Administrator on ideas for improving teacher’s practices after each class. 
  • Responsible for remaining up-to-date on all books for the assigned module and all other changes in curriculum

C.   Assistance in Curriculum Development

  • Keeps track of any changes, corrections, and suggestions for improving the curriculum, based on personal observations and assessment, as well as comments from module evaluations of each class; conveys these to Curriculum Reviewer during the annual Teacher’s Guide revisions. 
  • Attends any required teacher meetings for curriculum development and improvement via telephone or teleconference calls or in person.

D.   Administrative

  • Completes, sends, and files, as appropriate, all student assessments, invoices, curriculum review requests, travel arrangements, applicable tax forms, and other administrative requirements within time frames specified in the MHTP Teacher Contract and/or Teacher’s Guide, and/or set by the Supervisor.
  • Works cooperatively on administrative tasks with Area Coordinators, other teachers, Faculty Administrator, Curriculum Reviewer, Executive Director, Advertising Administrator, and MHTP Board of Directors as appropriate.
  • Attends the MHTP Biennial conference at least once in a four-year period, including the Teacher’s Retreat/Enrichment Day when offered.
  • Attends virtual teacher teleconferences as scheduled.

FACTORS

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) Required for Incumbent

  • Fully knowledgeable about MHTP policies, procedures, and history, and keeps up to date on changes as issued by the MHTP Board of Directors. Ability to completely support the MHTP mission, policies, and teaching requirements.
  • Ability to completely understand and implement Module 4 curriculum, including any audio-visual teaching tools and required readings.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining a private business or contract work as a CMP; knowledge about standard business practices.
  • Knowledge of musical theory. Possession of appropriate musical skills, and ability to work with students of many different kinds of instruments and voice in the context of the module curriculum.
  • Skilled in using, musically demonstrating, and explaining all practices and concepts that are specific to MHTP, e.g., Unitative Listening, the Patient Conditions and appropriate Musical Styles, and improvisation.
  • Extensive first-hand knowledge of playing as a CMP at the bedside of patients in medical facilities and the ability to share those experiences as appropriate in the classroom setting.
  • Demonstrated abilities and experience in teaching the adult learner; knowledge of key adult learning and teaching concepts.
  • Ability to complete, in a timely manner, all administrative tasks as described in this Job Description, as assigned by Supervisor, and as in Teacher’s Guide and Teacher Contract.
  • Ability to work with the Faculty Administrator, Curriculum Reviewer, and Area Coordinators in a professional manner, with flexibility as needed.

Supervision

  • The MHTP Module 4 teacher is supervised by the MHTP Faculty Administrator. 
  • Second-line supervision is provided by the MHTP Board of Directors.

Guidelines

  • Written guidelines include the MHTP Standard Operating Procedures, MHTP Board policies and directives, MHTP Student Handbook, and the MHTP Teacher’s Guide, which is the only official MHTP approved curriculum. 
  • Additional guidelines and directives may be distributed via emails, phone conversations, and direct communication from the Supervisor. 
  • Teacher behavioral and instruction techniques generally accepted by the profession of teaching adult learners also serve as guidelines.

Download the Module 4 Teacher Job Description as a document.

Applications must have been received by October 31, 2016.

Please send all materials listed above electronically to the MHTP Faculty Administrator, Donna Snead, at: donnamariesnead@gmail.com 

Any supplemental application materials, such as evaluations from prior teaching or CMP experiences, if not available in electronic format, may be postal mailed to Donna at:  20841 Wheelock Drive, North Ft. Myers, FL  33917

Applicants will be rated based on their qualifications for this position as shown by the education, experience, and training related on their resume and responses to the KSAs. Paid and unpaid experience will be considered. Please be specific and detailed in responses to the KSAs.