Intern: General Music Teacher Assistant (paid)

The People's Music School - East Palo Alto, California or Remote - Part time

Location(s): Remote teaching students in Bay Area and Chicago

Compensation: Hourly rate commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: March 5, 2021

Organization Overview

The People's Music School is a 44-year old institution that has brought the transformative benefits of music to over 10,000 lives across Chicago and now California. Our model is completely tuition-free. We serve students aged 5-18 who otherwise would not be able to afford music education. Since music education has benefits that extend far beyond the artistic benefits, we view ourselves as an institution building future leaders. We build cognitive, academic, and social-emotional skills through an intense and rigorous curriculum. Our students learn with us for up to 12 hours per week and their families fulfill a significant service requirement. In the last four years, the school has grown 3x to serve 1000 students each year, maintained quality programs, and benefited from the amazing strength of its community. Our results have recently been showcased in the Chicago Tribune, Billboard Magazine, and more. There’s no place like People’s!

Job Summary

The People’s Music School is seeking teaching degree candidates looking to work in public schools upon graduation (with preference going to individuals focused on Bay Area locations). These paid interns will be responsible for assisting general music classes delivered both after school and in-school, virtually through remote learning. Candidates should be able to start by March 15, 2021.


  • Assist teaching staff in duties focused on lesson planning, lesson delivery, performance and evaluation
  • Help build collaborative, welcome, productive environment including students, parents, administrative staff, and other teachers
  • Professional demeanor and timely correspondence in all work activities
  • Active participation in faculty meetings, teacher trainings, student performances


  • Minimum level of education required is a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution in education, music education or music performance
  • Ability to work 5-10 hours per week, during the hours of 11am - 5pm PST
  • Self-motivated and unflappable; ability to work effectively in a busy school environment
  • Experience teaching to children across different ages and ability levels a plus
  • Experience working with children from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Bi-lingual is a plus
  • Bay Area location (or openness to relocate) preferred


  • A high level of personal musicianship and professionalism
  • Belief in our transformative mission
  • Demonstrate a commitment to TPMS core values, including our commitments on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

How to Apply

To apply, please send your resume and availability to: with subject line: Internship: Music Teacher Assistant

For more information about The People’s Music School, please visit:

The People’s Music School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religious belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability or any other protected status in admission or access to, or employment in its programs and activities.

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The People's Music School

WE’RE NOT JUST TEACHING MUSICWe are teaching young minds how to think, how to problem solve, how to collaborate through music. The People’s Music School is a completely free music school and we set high expectations for all students.
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