Working with Us

If you are interested in working with NMA please read the information below and send your resume to:

Teaching Artists:

We’re always looking for experienced teaching artists in theater, music, & Dance/movement (including martial arts & yoga). Also, artists who can teach “social studies through the arts” ie international folk dance, music or using theater to illustrate elements of culture.

Music subject areas: general music, chorus (must be able to accompany themselves on either piano or guitar), string orchestra, African percussion (with or without dance), recorder…

Dance/movement subject areas: international folk dance, creative movement, hip-hop martial arts, yoga (*we are not, at this time, looking for hip-hop or yoga instructors)

We’re especially interested in artists who have experience working with Special Needs students, or English Language Learners. 

Lecture demonstration leaders:

(Professional ensembles with dance, music, or theater auditorium performances for students)

Groups, or leaders with ensembles, that can perform @45 minute educational performance programs in all disciplines.


NMA was designed to enhance student achievement in the arts through close collaboration with classroom teachers and professional artists who provide comprehensive, sequential arts education services and quality performances to schools in New York City. Teaching artists build relationships with students and schools and develop the basic skills of diverse art forms which include choral music, instrumental music, dance and theatre while discovering new and exciting approaches to education using the arts as a catalyst.

What We Expect:

NMA is a significant provider of custom made programs that address kinesthetic, cognitive, affective and aesthetic experiences fundamental to the development of the students served. We select highly skilled teaching artists and expect them to use and continue to learn about cutting edge approaches to get students excited about the arts and about learning in general.

How it Works 

Neighborhood Music and Arts offers residencies that can be designed to last from six weeks to one semester (approximately 14 weeks). We strongly recommend that our instrumental music partnerships last a full year. We mainly serve students in K-8 but have worked with grades 9-12 as well. Once NMA is selected to partner with a school, a residency plan is carefully tailored to create programs that foster appropriate skills-based learning or thematic instruction. NMA keeps in mind what can be taught in a realistic time frame while keeping instruction grade-specific and developmentally appropriate.

We also provide schools with professional performing ensembles that have developed 45 minute educational performances in music, dance and theater.




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