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Music Appreciation 101 Group Leader & Assistant

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Anaheim Youtopia

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Music Appreciation 101 Group Leader/Assistant Job Description

"Music makes us want to live. You don’t know how many times people have told me that they’d been down and depressed and just wanted to die. But then a special song caught their ear and that helped give them renewed strength. That’s the power music has."- Mary J. Blige

Position: Group Leader and Group Assistant

Reports to: Nikki Klein

Group Leader delegates to: Group Assistant

Position Description

As Music Appreciation Group Leader/Assistant, you will be responsible for creating and utilizing lesson plans that will educate on various genres and performing artists of interest. Each week you will create a survey that includes three genres for your group to vote on. The one with the most votes will be the weekly topic. You will release that topic early on in a non-formal way suggesting that the members come prepared with any of their favorite songs or artists for the specific genre to share with the rest of the group. You will mediate discussions on the emotions experienced while listening, memories that the songs bring up, etc. This program is to be a non-formal discussion style 101 program. During every program length, there should be at least one meeting dedicated to a special guest speaker (producer, performing artist, beatmaker, audio engineer, musician, writer, etc.) and the members should be given notice of this by asking them to supply any questions they may have in advance for the guest. In addition to the above, there will be a project for which there must be a dedicated increment of time EVERY MEETING to accomplish. This group project will result in the planning and execution of a city-wide Open Mic Night where any members can perform via telecommunication and donations will be solicited.

At least 50% of each meeting's capacity is intended for those who have been marginalized and are in higher need of guidance, support, community, and/or role models. This 50% will include but not be limited to foster kids, children of immigrants, emancipated youth, at-risk youth, low-socioeconomic youth, and/or minority youth.

In most instances, Group Leaders become very important role models and have a significant influence on the lives of young people. As a Group Leader, you should welcome and encourage members to become more involved in the Anaheim Youtopia Ecosystem to help them gain more confidence, support, a sense of community, life skills, and job experience.

*** This position requires a background check, including fingerprinting.

  • Prepare topics of discussion and any other supplementary plans for meetings.
  • Delegate to and utilize the Group Assistant in a respectful manner
  • Administer weekly surveys for members to vote for a topic.
  • Mediate weekly group discussions via telecommunication.
  • Moderate the #music-appreciation-101 channel in Slack for intolerable conduct.
  • Serve as a friend, a good listener, and a resource for members.
  • Source a special guest for one meeting per 6-week program length.
  • Make a minimum commitment to serve one entire program length.
  • Administer end of the program feedback survey.
Guidelines for Group Leaders/Assistants
  • Be who you needed when you were younger.
  • You are a friend, role model, mentor, and consistent companion to youth who may not have anyone.
  • Remember that members may look up to you so act accordingly.
  • Group Leaders may not give AY members money or expensive gifts.
  • Group Leaders may not engage in dangerous activities with AY members.

1 Shift

  • evening / 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
    The program hours will be dependent on your availability

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About Anaheim Youtopia


1105 S. Euclid St., #D272, Fullerton, CA 92832, US

Mission Statement

Anaheim Youtopia Inc. is an all-inclusive public-benefit nonprofit corporation providing support, individual empowerment, and community to any resident of Anaheim, and/or Anaheim's surrounding cities, between the ages of 7 and 18 through creative learning experiences, resources, and support groups.


"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in the looking outward together in the same direction." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

All of our programs, clubs, support groups, initiatives, and resources are intended to empower, support, and educate our members so that they can reach their full potential. This is our way to build real community, to bridge real gaps, to support each other, to socialize, to learn, to grow, to empower, and to influence our Anaheim to be a more inclusive and considerate place for all of its residents to thrive. This is our chance to be who we needed when we were younger growing up in Anaheim, and we would love for you to be a part of it.

So, join us as we move forward with love, Anaheim Youtopia isn't much without you.

-The Anaheim Youtopia Team

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Youth Services
  • Event Design & Planning
  • Music Arts
  • Child Development
  • Special Needs


  • Kids
  • Teens


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 -5 hours per week

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