Careers at Brooklyn Music Factory

Join the BMF Family

Are you a music teacher looking to join a community of vibrant and committed musicians? 
If you love to help others, then Brooklyn Music Factory might be the place for you. 
BMF teachers playing with students on a gig at Rockwood Music Hall

BMF teachers playing with students on a gig at Rockwood Music Hall

MiniKeys class with Michelle

MiniKeys class with Michelle

Inside look at a drum lesson with Nik

Inside look at a drum lesson with Nik

See what we’re all about

Brooklyn Music Factory is not just a music school; we are a mission-driven company intent on growing a body of 100,000 students worldwide with the tools needed to connect with others and build something bigger than themselves through music. Playing & performing in bands. Writing & sharing songs. Jamming around the campfire or around the world. We grow musicians for life and are changing a generation of music-making families.

BMF teachers accompanying students at a songwriters

BMF teachers accompanying students at a songwriters' CD release house concert

Ben with his piano students, at a gig!

Ben with his piano students, at a gig!

Founder Nate Shaw visiting a Rock Write

Founder Nate Shaw visiting a Rock Write & Record band rehearsal

Brooklyn Music Factory Lives & Teaches By These Core Values:

  • Be the Best Version of Yourself
  • Be 100% Engaged: Emotionally and Intellectually
  • Find Joy in Every Day & Every Way
  • Discover Everyone’s Story
  • Communicate Consistently to Gain Trust
  • Check Your Ego at the Door
  • Build Community
BMF Monthly Faculty Meeting

BMF Monthly Faculty Meeting

Life as a BMF Teacher 

Careers at Brooklyn Music Factory

Your life as a BMF teacher may feel radically different than any previous job. You will prepare for every single lesson with a level of intent and commitment that will mean long days. Especially in year one. You will be asked to study new BLAM (Big Lessons About Music) games every week and you will be challenged to implement new technologies that make your students’ learning experiences more efficient. You will be asked to create new content to benefit our whole community. You will work on Sundays celebrating with your students at gigs. And you will have to turn down that tour because you committed to being there for your students every week.

Your job is to build a community of confident, creative communicators fluent in the language of music. Your students will grow into lifelong musicians who join or start their own bands, write original songs, record and share their magic, and ultimately inspire others to join them in the mission to bring people closer together.

Ultimately, you will serve the community at large with your creative input. If you love to help others, then Brooklyn Music Factory is the place for you.

This position is for you if:

  • You believe that making & sharing music with others is the best part of music.
  • You find joy in each of your students’ journeys and successes.
  • You are 100% committed to the growth of your students.
  • You want to join a community that regularly gathers to share and celebrate music.
  • You are an excellent and consistent communicator.

This position is not for you if:

  • You are looking for a “side job” that you can schedule around other commitments and responsibilities.
  • You are not available for several weekends of gigs through the school year.
  • You like to go it alone and don’t see the value of connecting regularly with your fellow faculty.
  • You are unwilling to learn and adopt a new curriculum.
  • You are unwilling to learn and adopt new technologies and administrative systems.

Current Job Openings 

Private Lesson Teachers

Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Bass

 

Band & MiniKeys Teachers

Band Classes & MiniKeys (Ages 4-5) 

 

People Manager

See below for more details & job description 

People Manager Job Description

What We do:

At Brooklyn Music Factory, we inspire musicians & build community.

Our Philosophy:

Brooklyn Music Factory is not a music school; it is a mission-driven company intent on growing a body of 100,000 students worldwide with the tools needed to connect with others and build something bigger than themselves through music. Playing & performing in bands. Writing & sharing songs. Jamming around the campfire or around the world. We grow musicians for life and are changing a generation of music-making families.

Brooklyn Music Factory Lives & Teaches By These Core Values:

  • Be the Best Version of Yourself
  • Be 100% Engaged: Emotionally and Intellectually
  • Find Joy in Every Day & Every Way
  • Discover Everyone’s Story
  • Communicate Consistently to Gain Trust
  • Check Your Ego at the Door
  • Build Community

Who You Are:

Brooklyn Music Factory is a community and, as the People Manager, your role is a critical one: connecting community members with each other and managing faculty, MITs and guest teachers to ensure BMF families are being cared for properly. You are both an excellent communicator and an excellent manager.

You will be families’ first point of contact when they enter BMF, will greet them and make them feel welcome, will know the students’ names and their caregivers, can answer most of their questions, and know who to forward the ones you can’t answer. You will make sure students meet up with their respective teachers and bandmates, get to class on time & have an inspiring learning experience.

You will also manage all faculty, ensuring that they know and are fulfilling their responsibilities: connecting with students on site, starting and ending lessons on time, sharing lesson notes and band reports daily, tracking attendance, etc. You will celebrate their successes, track their committed actions & hold them accountable when they fall short.

You will work closely with the Founders and the Facility Manager to help create a nurturing & inspiring community at BMF. Ultimately, your job is to create deep relationships with faculty and families and to keep them informed and invested in their journey at Brooklyn Music Factory.

If you love to work with others, Brooklyn Music Factory is the place for you.

 

This position is for you, if:

  • You love people, especially kids.
  • You consistently follow through on your own responsibilities and expect others to do the same.
  • You are comfortable holding others accountable.
  • You can follow systems and will create new ones when needed.
  • You thrive in a busy environment.
  • You are solutions-oriented and will always find a way to “make it work”.

 

This position is not for you, if:

  • You avoid uncomfortable conversations.
  • You are unnerved by unexpected obstacles.
  • You do not want to oversee your colleagues’ job performance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Desk Duty
    • Greet and engage with students/families on site
    • Support teachers’ requests during lessons and classes
    • Answer scheduling/billing questions from families
    • Help students get to their lessons/classes on time
    • Oversee activity in the community room
  • Student/Family Support
    • Manage external calendars
    • Inform community onsite about special events, camps & workshops
  • Faculty Support
    • Ensure faculty understand job expectations and responsibilities
    • Monitor faculty job performance (eg., timeliness, family communications, policy)
    • Field time-off requests from faculty
    • Manage, hire and schedule substitute teachers
    • Schedule staff for special events
    • Manage payroll
    • Manage internal calendars
  • Onsite MIT Manager
    • Hire all MITs
    • Maintain “jobs list” for MITs
    • Provide direction during their shifts
  • Offsite Event Producer
    • Book gigs for touring bands
    • Hire and manage support staff for all offsite events
  • Birthdays
    • Hire, train and schedule staff
    • Quality control
  • Conduct regular faculty training on how to succeed & what tools we use to ensure success.
    • Weekly: Video in Faculty Beat
    • Monthly: Present at all-staff meeting
    • Online: BMFTraining.org
      • Create short video courses/tutorials

Minimum Requirements:

  • A LOVE of kids ages 4 to 18
  • Great conversational skills
  • Great phone skills
  • Insanely detail oriented
  • Available to be onsite:
    • Tuesday-Friday: 12pm-8pm
    • Saturday: 9am-5pm
  • Computer Skills:
    • Apple OS fluency
    • G-Suite:
      • Docs
      • Sheets
  • Ability to manage people, delegate tasks, and demand commitment
  • Ability to prepare, analyze and distribute weekly performance reports for faculty