Job Details

Music Production Mentor
Southern Word, Inc.

Date Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017  

Current Posting Expires: 9/11/2017  
Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:
Position Description
The primary purpose of this part-time position is to support youth in building their music production and songwriting skills through teaching ProTools, Logic Pro, and other audio production programs.  Mentors will work with groups of youth in schools and community organizations to support their artistic and academic development, both individually and as a group.  Mentors are expected to plan student-centered, interactive lessons, activities, and curricula for sessions in collaboration with other Southern Word mentors. Mentors will teach workshops and evaluate their own and other mentors’ workshops in a continuous effort to innovate the curriculum and improve all mentors’ teaching skills and methods. Since mentors are a main driver of program attendance for workshops, clubs, and events, mentors will be part of recruiting and marketing programs and events. Mentor preferably has the ability to DJ events and attract youth to a program through music. 

This is a part-time contract position that runs between August 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Hours and compensation vary based on schedule, level of experience, and placements. 

1.    In conjunction with Southern Word team, plan, execute, and evaluate music-based clubs, workshops, and shows; primarily for youth in schools and community settings, but also for adults and inter-generational groups at times. 
2.    Assist with recruiting and marketing programs and events through marketing visits, sample performances, and communication with youth and parents. 
3.    Present own music for modeling, demonstration and inspiration.   
4.    Document and submit documentation for all workshops,residencies, shows, and activities. 
5.    Research and develop new music production activities and curricula for use in workshops and residencies. 
6.    Support logistical execution of residencies, workshops, and shows.  
7.    Attend team meetings. 
8.    Other duties as necessary in support of the Southern Word workshops and events. 


Must have experience in educational or youth development settings teaching music production.  Must have experience producing music and presenting own music in front of an audience. Ability to DJ a plus. Must be active in own artistic pursuits. Must possess excellent lesson planning, teaching, conflict management, and classroom management skills. Must be able to positively engage groups of youth in learning as well as focus on strengths and needs of individual workshop participants. Deal with all situations in a calm and positive manner.  Must communicate responsively via email.
Job Type: Contract/Temp
Job Categories:
  • Education
Contact Information and Procedure:
Email sample music track and resume to Camille Greer at 

Benjamin Smith 1704 Charlotte Ave Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 686-5456
Fax: (615) 261-7864