WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR INSTRUCTORS AT THE ALMADEN SCHOOL!
Ever since we opened in 1995, we have been growing steadily and have been adding 200 new private students on average each year, so we are constantly on the lookout for highly competent instructors to join our community of schools in Saratoga and Almaden. Even if we are not in need of a particular type of instructor at the moment, we likely will be soon. We keep all prospective teacher information on file, and refer to it first before posting an available position. So if you are an instructor interested in teaching at The Almaden School either now or in the future, please get in touch with us and request to be added to our prospective instructor file!
Why Teachers Choose to Teach at The Almaden School
A CONSTANT FLOW OF NEW STUDENTS TO KEEP SCHEDULES AS FULL AS POSSIBLE
Over the course of the year, students can move or quit. This can leave a teacher with gaps or holes in their schedule. At our studios, we spend a lot of money on advertising and marketing year-round to keep our teachers' schedules as full as possible. Please check our Facebook, Instagram and Google Pages feeds.
We are continually registering new students for our private music lessons even during typically slower registration months like June and July.
Unlike Craigslist and other internet referral services, it is in our best interest to keep your schedule full! With the other companies, they want as many teachers as possible in as many places as possible. They don't care if you only have 2 students. We have to pay for studios and it takes time and money to hire instructors. We want you to have a full schedule and succeed as a music teacher! It is far easier to support one teacher with a full schedule than it is to support 15 teachers with a couple students each. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒋𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔’ 𝒔𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒅𝒖𝒍𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 80-95% 𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍.
YOUR ONLY RESPONSIBILITY IS TO TEACH -- WE TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING ELSE
Our organized and friendly administrative and management staff handle all of the details. From scheduling to collecting fees to organizing recitals. These details are handled by our Ops Team, not the teacher. This means the teacher is free to focus on teaching and not get bogged down by administration or handling awkward situations in regard to tuition collection or scheduling.
Driving all over town for a couple lessons, trying to remember who is months behind on tuition, and trying to protect your time against student cancellations with no pay are all problems of the past.
YOUR TIME IS RESPECTED AND YOU ARE PAID WHEN STUDENTS CANCEL LATE
Our teachers are paid when students do not provide notice before 8 pm the previous day. Even when they DO provide a notice, we do our best to book a make-up lesson in that spot so that you are still paid. Our teachers are very comfortable knowing how much income they will make in any given month.
NO HAVING TO COME IN FOR EXTRA MAKE-UP LESSONS
Make-ups only occur within your regular teaching schedule; no make-ups on random days and times. Students sign up for make-up lessons over other students’ absences. This means when one of your students is absent, we turn that lesson time into an available make-up time for another student. The system is flexible for our students and families, and means you never have to worry about setting aside time outside of your regular schedule for make-ups, or teaching an unpaid make-up lesson.
USE THE MATERIALS YOU LIKE BEST
There is no mandated school-wide curriculum or set of method books. Unlike many other music schools or stores, we are not looking to sell any merchandise or books. We trust our teachers to be experts in their fields, and encourage them to use the materials they think are best for each individual student.
COMFORTABLE AND PROFESSIONAL TEACHING ENVIRONMENT
We provide our teachers with a beautiful, comfortable, spacious teaching spaces. All of our locations are incredibly clean, new, and well-maintained with ample waiting room for all students, as well as large, comfortable teaching rooms. Plus, we have coffee, WIFI, and a teacher’s lounge for making copies, socializing, or taking breaks.
ALWAYS KNOW YOUR SCHEDULE WITH OUR ONLINE SCHEDULING SYSTEM
Access your updated schedule, absences, make-ups, etc. online through our teacher app at all times. Our teacher app is incredibly easy to navigate and allows teachers to always be kept up to date on their students and schedule from home or on-the-go or wherever you are. Plus every time a student enrolls or drops or changes their schedule, you will immediately be sent an email and text notification and your schedule automatically updated.
RESPECT AND APPRECIATION
Excellent teachers don’t grow on trees. We truly value and respect each one of our instructors. Feel free to ask for references from other current instructors. They love it here!