The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, a cultural gem located in the heart of New Orleans, Louisiana, is seeking a motivated part-time Coding Instructor.

The Center uses music as the focal point of a holistic strategy to build a healthy community and to deliver a broad range of services to underserved children, youth, and musicians from neighborhoods battling poverty and social injustice. The Center is a safe and supportive environment where children and youth develop musically, academically, and socially; where local musicians perform, record, and develop professionally; and where the community gathers. The Center also serves as a community resource and a catalyst for cultural preservation.

The Role:

As a Part-Time Coding Teacher at the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, reporting to the Director of Music Education, you will be instrumental in empowering a diverse group of students, ages 8-18, by introducing them to the innovative world of coding through the “Swift Playgrounds,” “Everyone Can Code,” and “Everyone Can Create” curriculums. Our mission is to make coding an accessible, enriching experience, integrating it with our comprehensive music technology program that includes music production and audio engineering. In this role, you’ll be at the forefront of our educational offerings, conducting interactive coding lessons that foster creativity, problem-solving, and innovation using Apple’s Swift language. Your contribution will not only involve teaching but also collaborating with the Director of Music Education to continually refine and enhance our curriculum, ensuring our programs align with the highest standards of educational excellence and remain relevant in today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape.

Key Responsibilities:

·  Deliver engaging, interactive lessons in Swift Playgrounds, following the “Everyone Can Code” and “Everyone Can Create” curriculums.
·  Monitor and support student progress, providing personalized feedback and encouragement to ensure understanding and mastery of concepts.
·  Foster a collaborative and inclusive classroom environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and mutual respect among students.
·  Adapt teaching methods and materials to meet the diverse needs and learning styles of students.
·  Stay updated with the latest developments in Swift, educational technology, and teaching methodologies to enhance the learning experience.
·  Coordinate with the educational team to plan, develop, and refine curriculum content and teaching resources.
·  Assist the Director of Music Education in innovating teaching design and refining the program as necessary.
·  Participate in professional development opportunities and educational community events.


·  Knowledge of Swift and experience with Swift Playgrounds.
·  Previous teaching or tutoring experience, especially in coding or technology-related subjects.
·  Familiarity with Apple’s “Everyone Can Code” and “Everyone Can Create” curriculums is highly desirable.
·  Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and inspire students of all ages.
·  A commitment to creating a supportive, inclusive learning environment that respects diversity and promotes confidence and creativity in students.
·  Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with excellent time management and organizational skills.
·  A passion for education, technology, and making a positive impact on the next generation of coders and creators.
·  Experience in or willingness to contribute to program development and innovation in educational design.

Afterschool Hours: Part-time, Monday-Thursday evenings 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm during the academic year

Summer Hours: 8:15 am – 3:15 pm Monday – Friday, May 28 thru July 3rd

Compensation: $40.00 per hour

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, and three professional references. Please include your experience with Swift, Swift Playgrounds, the “Everyone Can Code” and “Everyone Can Create” curricula, and any relevant teaching or other coding programs. Send material to EMCM@ellismarsaliscenter.org with the subject line “Coding Instructor – [Your Name].”Applications will be accepted until April 25, 2024.

The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music is an equal-opportunity employer. There is no discrimination with regard to hiring, assignments, promotions or other conditions of staff employment because of race, creed, color, religion, veteran status, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual preference or a disability not pertinent to the assigned job.