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Job Number:  42990
PACTMusic - Bass Guitar Instructor
Job Posted: Friday, 23 March 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 27 June 2018
(89 days ago)
PACT Urban Peace Program
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Toronto - Etobicoke and Downtown Salary: $18-$25 / Hour




Job Posting- PACTMusic Bass Guitar Instructor


Employment Type / Term: Part time, ongoing contractual position, approximately 5-7 hours per week on Sundays and 3 hours on Mondays (as required) delivering the tier two components of the program including songwriting and recording etc.


Locations: The Sunday program runs out of PACT’s fully equipped studio in South Etobicoke. The tier two program components run out of a smaller recording studio in downtown Toronto.


Reports to: PACTMusic Program Coordinator / Lead Instructor


Compensation: Flat rate of $1,200 per eight week Sunday workshop (six hours per week and usually runs three or four times a year) delivered as well as at an hourly rate of $18/hour to deliver the other advanced components of the program as required.


Organization Overview:

The PACT Urban Peace Program is an award-winning, outcomes-driven and cost conscious registered Canadian Charity dedicated to working with, supporting and empowering underserved and at-risk young people as well as youth already in conflict with the law. PACT (Participation, Acknowledgement, Commitment, and Transformation) builds peace and hope in our urban communities by helping youth reach their full potential in life. PACT does this through strategic partnerships with the police, courts, probation, schools and other youth focused agencies and community partners. PACT embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, gender identities, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.


PACTMusic Program Overview:

PACTMusic is a weekly urban music workshop specifically designed for at-risk and under-resourced youth, ages 13-21. Participants can book one on one sessions with the PACT instructors while learning the basics of an instrument of their choice (including their voice) and take part in performing one or two cover songs, as well as collaborate on writing and crafting an original song. Each eight week Sunday workshop ends in a community concert put on for family, friends, community members and funders, where the youth perform and celebrate their achievements. Selected youth are invited to attend more advanced components of the program where they receive additional one on one instruction and can continue to develop their talents by working on and recording original songs.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach youth how to play the bass guitar in a team based, supportive and creative environment. Teaching will be delivered in both one on one and group based classes and will involve a wide range of skill levels and experience from absolute beginners to more advanced participants (advanced sessions involve songwriting and recording components).
  • Help youth to explore issues that impact their lives and support them in expressing themselves in creative and positive ways. This will include writing poetry / lyrics as well as writing original musical compositions and preparing them for live performances.
  • Always identify and mentor those youth with real talent and/or motivation to stay involved in the program, come back and mentor other youth, and attend advanced components etc..
  • Help to identify, coordinate and manage opportunities for youth (working closely with the PACTMusic Youth Advisory Committee) to perform at safe venues and events within the community.
  • Promote overall program and related concerts / performances) to youth, parents, referral sources, funders and the wider community.
  • Help to create and always maintain a safe, nurturing, professional and positive teaching and workshop environment where youth will build self-esteem and also learn valuable life skills such as teamwork, decision making, and time management.
  • Help to identify (in a sensitive way that protects privacy and in collaboration with the other instructors) any youth who may be displaying signs of having emotional (e.g. depression) or other serious challenges in their lives so that they can be addressed and/or referred to additional 3rd party community supports and resources if required.
  • Act as a point of contact on the ground and liaise with referral agents (Probation, employment counsellors, social workers, chaperones, etc.), parents and youth, to provide program information and to field questions and concerns as required.
  • Oversee lunch for all participants each week.
  • Make sure participants clean up the studio each week before leaving.
  • Ensure studio is left clean and trash is removed and placed in the dumpster.
  • Attend periodic operation meetings as well as participate in funding and team building events.
  • Always adhere to and communicate (as required) all PACT policies and procedures including the duty to report any situations where a young person may be suffering from abuse or neglect, or where they may be a danger to themselves and/or others.


  • Experienced bass guitar player who is motivated to share their love of music, composing and performance
  • Experience teaching and providing instruction in bass guitar to others (proficiency in other instruments as well as vocals a major asset)
  • Experience working with young people and preferably at-risk or underserved youth a major asset
  • Must be a mature, well organized, responsible and both self-guided and team based individual who understands the importance of confidentiality and the sensitivities and challenges around working with at-risk youth and those already in conflict with the law 
  • Must complete full Vulnerable Sector/ Criminal Record Police Reference Check and sign PACT Confidentiality Agreement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of 3rd party youth focused community resources and agencies a major asset
  • First Aid and CPR training an asset


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How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit cover letter, resume and answers to pre-interview questions by email in Word or PDF format. Please contact Ben Marshall by telephone or email with any questions.
Contact Details:
Ben Marshall
PACT Urban Peace Program
312 Brooke Ave
Toronto, ON, M5M 2L3

Tel: 416 656-8824
www:   www.pactprogram.ca

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