About Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Founded in 1974, Orchestra of St. Luke’s is one of New York City’s largest independent orchestras and is celebrated for its peerless interpretations of the classical music canon, the versatility its musicians, and for its agile business model in the evolving classical music field. 

The Orchestra performs over 80 concerts each year, provides a diverse array of music education experiences to thousands of New York City students and young musicians, and provides free concert and family programs throughout the city. The Orchestra operates The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, a 20,000 square-foot rehearsal, recording, performance, and education complex in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen that provides service to hundreds of artists and ensembles each year. 

Orchestra of St. Luke’s administrative staff numbers approximately 18 and has offices at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen.

Cello Teaching Faculty, Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s

The Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s is an El Sistema-inspired after-school orchestra program based in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. Faculty will design curricula, work collaboratively across our five sites, and enact our mission of providing access for instrumental instruction in a community which lacks such, and using a youth-centered ensemble as a vehicle to respond to the community’s artistic needs and interests. Faculty positions will be offered to applicants who demonstrate an interest in working with multiple sites to create a cohesive curricula across our program. Programming runs from September 2017 through mid-June 2018.

Responsibilities in Consultation with OSL’s Education Team:

  • Teach group lessons, by instrument and skill level, at two of our five sites, Monday through Thursday, during after-school hours
  • Co-develop a developmentally appropriate curriculum that incorporates performance, composition and improvisation, and reflects both National and City-wide Arts standards, to be implemented across all 5 sites of our program
  • Curate teaching materials as well as repertoire for performance
  • Prepare students for monthly tuttiensemble rehearsals and performances, as well as performances based in the Hell’s Kitchen community
  • Conduct regular assessments of students’ musical progress


  • Attend weekly team meetings discussing curricula, student assessment and repertoire
  • Participate in monthly professional development workshops, and provide feedback for the selection of ongoing professional development
  • Assist in producing community-oriented events and workshops
  • Participate in long-term strategic planning and implementation of practices which build YOSL’s relationship to other aspects of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Education initiatives
  • Represent YOSL at professional and community-related events

Working Conditions:

  • Rehearsals and teaching environments can be loud
  • Some work must be completed prior to teaching or while in a remote location
  • Occasional weekend hours required

Physical requirements:

  • Use a computer and a phone
  • Able to lift and move chairs, stands, instruments and other production equipment


  • Professional proficiency in cello
  • Minimum 2 years of teaching experience in group or class settings
  • Bachelor's Degree in music performance and/or music education
  • Commitment to personal growth, self- exploration and to cultivating a reflective practice
  • Ability to work independently, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and collaborating with others
  • Willingness to travel within the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood during hours of instruction
  • A love for working with youth ages 7 through 18
  • Commitment to innovative and non-traditional approaches to music education and performance
  • Interest in sharing new practices with the field
  • Passion for learning and sharing concepts that are distinctive to YOSL
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to act with discretion
  • A sense of humor
  • Spanish or Mandarin proficiency a plus

Please send a resume to Eun Lee, Manager of Youth Programs, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Applicants who are considered for the position will be asked to schedule a demo lesson and interview thereafter. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Job Type: Part-time