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

MiniKeys class with Jason

MiniKeys class with Jason

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.

Faculty jam during Summer Camp

Faculty jam during Summer Camp

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
Careers at Brooklyn Music Factory

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 Bass Instructor

Brooklyn Music Factory Bass Private Lesson Teacher Position

 

What We do:

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

 

Our Philosophy:

Brooklyn Music Factory is not 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.

 

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:

You will spend every day growing musicians and doing it in the most joyful way we know how, through improvisation. Imagine starting every lesson with a 5-minute free jam communicating on hand drums. Simple instructions: listen & groove. And then moving onto a 15-minute rhythm game where you pass a Koosh ball back and forth searching for the groove of your favorite Prince track, catching the ball on beat one. Then tackling a major scale exercise with you on drum set and the student working out the frets on their bass. And finally closing your lesson with a challenge to your student to play the chorus of his gig song (the same Prince hit!) at three different tempos along with you rocking the drum set or keyboard.

 

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 throughout 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.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach weekly private lessons and/or band classes
  • Adopt BMF’s unique game-based music fluency curriculum
  • Build lasting trust with families through consistent attendance and communication.
  • Send weekly updates to families on students’ music goals & share support materials needed to accomplish those goals.
  • Measure all students’ music growth weekly through BMFCalendar.com (our proprietary software that tracks students musical journey)
  • Attend weekly departmental meetings and monthly all-school meetings

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • A HUGE love of kids.
  • At least three years of teaching experience.
  • Experience performing and teaching rock and pop.
  • High level of proficiency on electric bass
  • A genuine love of playing with kids (on instruments other than)
  • Basic level of proficiency on a secondary instrument such as piano, guitar, vocals, drums
  • Strong communication skills
  • A strong devotion to mission-driven work.
  • Two to three year commitment to Brooklyn (no more than 3 weeks of touring per 12 months)
  • Wednesday and Saturday availability

 

Your BIG 3:

We are a performance-based business, meaning we measure all staff and faculty on their success in three key areas. These are foundational and essential to the finances and culture of BMF.

 

  • Ensure your student completes a 7-10 year journey at BMF.
    • Retain over >90% of all students each year.
  • Consistent & complete use of BMFCalendar.com.
    • Play BMF BLAM Games & Use Skillz & Drillz weekly
    • Measured by # of BLAM games or Skillz & Drillz played each month & BLAM Badges awarded to each student. See BLAM Report in BMFCalendar.com
    • Update every student, every week.
    • Measured by weekly attendance (PL and Band), HomeRock Binder remembered (PL only), weekly Musical goal achieved (PL only), HomeRock and/or Band Report sent (PL and Band).
  • Connect students with other musicians and build their community
    • Schedule all students on appropriate leveled PL Gigs
    • All PL students playing with at least three other musicians each year.
    • Enroll your PL & Band students in level appropriate Band & PL classes.
    • >25% of PL only students join BMF band class each year.
    • >25% of Band only students join BMF PLs each year.