Musical Director - Training Centre

1 York St, Toronto, ON M5J 0B6, Canada Req #272
Thursday, December 7, 2023

Job Title: Music Director

Location: Toronto  

Reports to: Artistic Director  

Job type: Part-Time  

Compensation: $57 CAD/hour


The Second City is accepting resumes for teaching musicians and music directors for its Toronto based Training Centre. 

Job Description:

Music teachers at The Second City are responsible for teaching comedic, theatrical music improvisation to students across a wide demographic. Teaching music directors are also hired to teach songwriting, and to accompany and sound design student shows. Classes occur every day of the week, and scheduling is very flexible. Our music directors teach in person and online, according to their comfort level and personal technical set up. Training provided as needed.

Successful candidates will have:

• Great piano skills, with experience in playing many styles and genres.

• An understanding of, or willingness to train in, comedy and comedic, theatrical improvisation.

• Experience in teaching, either privately or in the classroom; ability to execute a curriculum.

• Comfort with a Digital Audio Workstation (Logic, Abelton, Garageband etc.). • Comfort with songwriting and an understanding of theatrical lyric writing.

• Readiness to up train on any skill; and the ability to take direction from senior staff on any skill throughout their time with the company.

• Familiarity with cue to cue software (such as QLab) is a plus.

• Energy, positivity, and an understanding of the ‘yes, and’ ethic of the company.

Compensation Teaching rate of pay begins at $57 CAD/hr.

Compensation is based on part-time hourly employment and will not exceed 30 hours per week.


We are an open, inclusive workplace and welcome applicants who bring along with them diverse life experiences, including every permutation of economic and cultural backgrounds, orientation, ethnicity and points of view. We strive to continue our efforts to work with people who may otherwise be marginalized or underrepresented in our business and around our local community.

The Second City follows Public Health guidelines and recommendations regarding safety measures to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. To work at The Second City you must show proof of being fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2. Applicants with medical or religious exemptions will be considered. 

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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 1 York St, Toronto, ON M5J 0B6, Canada