Recreation Instructor – Piano Key

Community Services
South Bay
$24.78-$26.69 Hourly


505 W. Olive Ave. Sunnyvale, 94086


Recreation Instructor – Piano Keyboard

(Job Code 9524 - Casual Recreation Instructor/Official)

Note: Casual non-benefited employees are limited to working no more than twenty-five (25) hours per week and no more than 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

The City of Sunnyvale seeks a qualified, self-motivated, energetic, responsible individual to join our staff. Piano Keyboard is an established program serving approximately 48 students ages 6-12 Per session. Students are beginner-intermediate level musicians. The current vacant position is for three, 45-minute group classes (6-8 students per class) on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, beginning at 4:15 p.m.


This position teaches beginning and intermediate keyboard techniques, including keyboard orientation and basic music theory and note reading as outlined in Alfred's All-in-One Course books. Instructor also personalizes student curriculum according to each student's ability. This position reports directly to the Arts Coordinator.


  • Piano and keyboarding experience
  • Classroom management skills (minimum of 1 year)
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (position requires direct interaction with the public).
  • Good organization skills and demonstrated ability to work well both as a team member and autonomously
  • References will be contacted

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your City of Sunnyvale employment application, a resume and cover letter to the Department of Human Resources.

City application forms, completed in full; submittal of a resume and cover letter is required. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience or skills relevant to this position. Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's website at, click on JOBS or application materials may be submitted to: Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Responses that indicate "see resume" are considered incomplete. Please submit application materials as soon as possible to be considered for this position as this job posting may close without notice. Employment is subject to change based on registration numbers.

Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidate applications will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. Application materials will be evaluated for job-related skills, experience and education. Individuals with the best match to the position will be invited to participate in an interview.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and information regarding next steps in the recruitment process will be sent via email. Please check your email regularly for status updates. You may contact Faye Brand, HR Technician at: or 408-730-3015 for recruitment updates.

Any candidate that is selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.

For more information regarding this employment opportunity, contact Nathan Truitt at (408) 730-7472 or email: For information relating to the application process contact Faye Brand, Human Resources Technician at (408) 730-3015 or email:

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), gender identity and/or gender expression, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, family relationship, age, cancer or HIV/AIDS related medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.

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