Private Lesson and Group Class Instructors

candids-6Location:  Portland, Oregon

Job title(s): Music Instructors

Summary of Position: Ethos is currently accepting resumes for part-time faculty positions to teach private and group lessons on site in North Portland and off site at outreach sites throughout Portland. If we do not have an opening for the instrument you teach and your qualifications match our needs, your resume will be kept on file for up to a year. Ethos is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.


  • Teach weekly music lessons and track student attendance.
  • Choose appropriate repertoire according to students’ age, skill, and interests.
  • Create a learning environment that balances expectations and structure with compassion and creativity.
  • Maintain open communication with Ethos’ administrative staff about schedule.
  • Maintain an organized and functional classroom.
  • Promote a positive workplace environment.

Required Qualification:

  • -Experience teaching private lessons.
  • -Self-motivation and ability to structure a course of private music lessons or group class.
  • -Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • -Dedication to increasing students’ access to music education and enthusiasm about Ethos’ mission.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • -A degree in Music Education or Performance.
  • -Fluency in Spanish.
  • -3 + years of teaching group and/or private lessons to youth.
  • -Experience as a musician or other performing artist.
  • -Saturday availability.


$22/hr (private lessons)

$24/hr (group classes)

$35/hr (off-site)

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. To apply, please submit a resumé and cover letter to Adam Goodwin,

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Ethos is currently closed for all in-person lessons and classes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. In the meantime, please contact us at to inquire about video lessons! Stay well and make music!