Employment Opportunities


At Hoffman Academy of Music, we are a small community of dedicated, friendly and enthusiastic music teachers and professionals. We have a uniquely supportive work environment with a focus on fulfilling the Academy's mission of providing a high-quality music education while fostering a life-long love for music making.

We are currently accepting job applications for the following positions:

"Hoffman Academy of Music is an inspiring workplace where teachers are encouraged to be creative, innovative and expressive. The personal and professional environment fosters a true learning community."
-Rebecca Schultz, teacher at Hoffman Academy since 2008
"I am very lucky to teach at the Hoffman Academy of Music. I have constant fun with all my students, and their parents are very supportive and interested in their studies. I have never taught at another studio that provides such a positive and nurturing environment to teachers and students alike. The buildings are charming, and all books and materials are supplied at the Academy, which makes my life easier. I have grown and refined my teaching techniques through training, observation, and working with Joseph Hoffman. He has been very caring, concerned, organized, and prompt as an employer and Academy Director."
-Jennifer Bindel, teacher at Hoffman Academy from 2009 to 2010 (currently at ASU working on a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree)
Piano Instructor (posted 5/1/2014).
This is a part-time piano teaching position, beginning August 2014, 10 to 20 hours per week, depending on the teacher's availability. We are looking for someone with advanced skills as a pianist who is passionate about teaching children and adults. Ability to also teach voice is a plus. This teacher would be paid to be trained and supervised in the unique and highly successful Hoffman Academy method. A bachelor's degree in music, or equivalent professional experience is required. The ideal candidate will have solid musical skills, the ability to connect well with children, and a desire to learn and apply the Hoffman Academy approach.

Benefits of being a teacher at Hoffman Academy of Music include:
  • Competitive wages
  • Paid prep time
  • Paid training and professional development
  • Employee discounts
  • Mentoring from veteran teachers
  • Performance opportunities

Want to apply?
Download the Employment Application Instructions



Voice Instructor (posted 5/1/2014).
This is a part-time voice teaching position, beginning June 2014, anywhere from 5 to 20 hours per week, depending on the teacher's availability. We are looking for someone with advanced skills as a vocalist who is passionate about teaching. Ability to also teach piano is a big plus. A bachelor's degree in music, or equivalent professional experience is required. The ideal candidate will have solid musical skills, the ability to connect well with children, and a desire to learn and apply the Hoffman Academy approach.

Benefits of being a teacher at Hoffman Academy of Music include:
  • Competitive wages
  • Paid prep time
  • Paid training and professional development
  • Employee discounts
  • Mentoring from veteran teachers
  • Performance opportunities

Want to apply?
Download the Employment Application Instructions


Guitar Instructor (posted 5/1/2014).
This is a part-time guitar teaching position, beginning June 2014, 10 hours per week, with the possibility to increase hours over time. We are looking for someone who is passionate about teaching music, and is devoted to working with students in a way that is both rigorous and fun. Candidates should be comfortable teaching students ages 7-18, able to instruct private lessons and groups, and should be well versed in a variety of genres. A bachelor's degree in music, or equivalent professional experience is required. The ideal candidate will have solid musical skills, the ability to connect well with children and teens, and a desire to learn and apply the Hoffman Academy approach.

Benefits of being a teacher at Hoffman Academy of Music include:
  • Competitive wages
  • Paid prep time
  • Paid training and professional development
  • Employee discounts
  • Mentoring from veteran teachers
  • Performance opportunities

Want to apply?
Download the Employment Application Instructions





Hoffman Academy of Music | 12660 NW Cornell Road, Portland Oregon 97229 | 503.336.3121