Women's Audio Mission Girls on the Mic Youth Instructor San Francisco, CA · Part time

The Girls on the Mic Instructor will be responsible for teaching audio technology classes to girls and gender-expansive youth ages 11-18 as part of our Girls on the Mic program.


About Women's Audio Mission: Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), is a San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of women and gender-expansive individuals in music technology and digital media production, a field in which these individuals are critically underrepresented (less than 5%). WAM uses music and media to attract 4,000+ women/girls/ gender-expansive individuals a year to creative technology studies/careers, and believes that women/gender-expansive individual's participation in creative technology will expand the voice of music and media, ensuring that women/gender-expansive individuals's views and ideas are conveyed in popular culture. Founded in 2003, WAM has grown exponentially to serve 50+ school partners across three school districts and includes two recording studios we own in San Francisco, an educational lab space in Oakland, and global reach online to 30+ countries. WAM’s staff consists of teaching artists, audio professionals, and passionate, hard working individuals in a combination of full time, part time, and contract roles. 


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Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Education, the Girls on the Mic Instructor will be responsible for teaching audio technology classes to girls and gender-expansive youth ages 11-18 as part of our Girls on the Mic program. The Girls on the Mic Instructor reports to the Director of Education on most day-to-day tasks including curriculum design, classroom attendance, and post-class feedback and evaluations. The ideal candidate has direct instructional experience with youth (2-3 years), education in and experience with audio technology, familiarity with classroom management, and is comfortable interacting directly with school administrators, community educators, and student families. The successful applicant will be someone who is passionate about our mission of advancing women, girls, and gender-expansive people in the fields of music, media, and technology. This position is part-time on an as-needed basis.


Primary Objectives and Responsibilities:


Class Instruction and Coordination 


  • Provides instruction and some curriculum development for Girls on the Mic classes, offered to middle and high school students ages 11-18 on an as-needed basis. Classes are in-person (though may transition to virtual, depending on school district's policies). Regular travel to WAM's SF studio and Oakland location is required in order to pick up necessary gear and materials for classes.
  • Participates in courses, professional development opportunities, and skill-enhancing programs as determined by WAM’s leadership team.
  • Manages and evaluates adult student interns that assist in classroom activities.
  • Collects and maintains accurate student data and attendance and enters into departmental spreadsheets in a timely fashion.
  • Participates in Girls on the Mic affiliated events if needed (e.g., school project showcase fairs, Expanding Your Horizons weekend conferences, special initiatives in other Bay Area cities).



  • General administrative tasks associated with the effective operation of the organization including emails, entering data, etc.
  • Communicates with parents/guardians, school administrative staff (teachers, leadership staff, etc.), and other community partners
  • Assists with communications as needed (e.g., social media posts, newsletter content, etc.)


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 2+ years of instructional experience with youth in classroom settings
  • Educational background and/or equivalent experience in audio technology
  • 2+ years of program coordination and/or administrative work, including scheduling, managing volunteers, and/or other staff 
  • Experience using and setting up audio software such as Garageband, Pro Tools or similar, and audio equipment such as microphones, audio interfaces, mixing consoles, and speakers
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Facility with video conferencing systems (Zoom, Google Hangouts)


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience with culturally-responsive teaching 
  • Experience teaching online via web-based platforms
  • Self-starter
  • Demonstrated curiosity to learn new skills related to audio technology, youth development, and education technology


Location: Candidates must be based in the San Francisco Bay Area. This position will require travel within San Francisco and Oakland.  Applicant must have access to high speed internet for remote work/meetings..


Hours:  Part-time, 10-15 hours/week dependent on class assignments. 


Additional information: WAM is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applicants from the San Francisco Bay Area and who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color and trans/gender-expansive are strongly encouraged to apply.


Compensation and Benefits: $20-$30 per hour, depending on experience


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