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Early Childhood Music Teacher
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Principal Responsibilities:

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Emma Brondolo at

The JCC Thurnauer School of Music is New Jersey's largest community music school and has been named a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

We invite applications for an experienced early childhood music teacher to teach weekly on Sundays between Sunday, September 24, 2023-Sunday, June 16, 2024.

The Thurnauer School of Music uses the Musikgarten curriculum. You do not need to be a licensed Musikgarten teacher. Teachers are given paid professional development in Musikgarten content and pedagogy to achieve their license over the course of the year. All professional development is online.

Depending on the candidate's background, there are also opportunities to teach voice lessons, or other private music lessons.

We are looking for a teacher to teach the following 40 min classes on Sundays:

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

 A degree in music education or several years of experience teaching music to young children.
 Guitar, auto harp, violin, or piano skills
 Able to sing in tune and have a pleasant singing voice
 Skill with classroom management
 A talent for engaging children, lots of enthusiasm!
 Knowledge of appropriate music and activities for the age group

Salary: $60 per class, based on experience.

This position is part-time. Interested candidates should submit a r?sum? to Emma Brondolo, Director of Early Childhood Music at Candidates are also welcome to call if they have questions at 201-569-7900 ext. 230.

For more information about the JCC Thurnauer School of Music, please visit

It is the policy of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status or status within any other protected group.


Under $25,000

Agency Information:

Kaplen JCC On The Palisades is a welcoming home away from home for all who pass through its front doors. Our 185,000 square foot building plus acres of outside grounds feature 2 fitness centers, an indoor and outdoor aquatics center, group exercise, spin and pilates studios, 2 gymnasiums, tennis and racquet courts, indoor track, a luxurious spa, multiple playgrounds and fields and so much more. The JCC is home to the renowned Thurnauer School of Music, Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School, Neil Klatskin Day Camp, and the JCC Dance and Drama Schools. The JCC is also proud to offer extensive, high quality programs and services to adults of all ages, as well as to seniors and individuals with special needs.


Our vision is to be the center point of Jewish life in our community and to engage all generations in our mission and values.

Deeply rooted in Jewish values and tradition, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a vibrant home for the Jewish People that welcomes all and cultivates the social, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being of the entire community.


We are committed to demonstrating the following values and ask respect for these values from those with whom we interact:

TIKKUN OLAM (repairing the world)