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Don’t see the job you’re looking for? You can submit a resume for future consideration to hr@meritmusic.org. Resumes will be kept on file for 12 months.

Merit’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion & Belonging 

Merit School of Music is committed to building a world in which historically underrepresented groups can attain access to quality music education. Simultaneously, Merit is continually working towards becoming an organization that is truly reflective of the demographics of the city and the students we serve. 

We strive to model this ideal by creating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all our employees. We strongly believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and ideas is essential to our success. Every day, we actively work toward fulfilling our commitment by: 

  1. Welcoming all voices to the table—all abilities, ages, cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, faiths, gender identities, immigration statuses, incomes, national origins, races, and sexual orientations—and listening, considering, and incorporating their perspectives in our work. 
  2. Identifying and appreciating the unique identities, talents, experiences, skills, and knowledge of each member of our team, and conscientiously recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff. 
  3. Recognizing that the classical music world has historically treated different individuals in different ways, and that reducing racial inequities is necessary in achieving greater representation in the classroom and onstage – locally and nationally. We understand that creating a more equitable world requires mindful, systemic change. 
  4. Striving to be aware of and sensitive to different experiences and perspectives in all forms of communication, both with each other and with the public. Diversity doesn’t work without inclusion. The way we operate internally and externally, how we talk to each other and about our work, how we make decisions, how we run meetings, and how we request, and weigh feedback and ideas are all critical elements for building an inclusive organization. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone’s voice is heard, and respected and team members are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. 
  5. Continuously learning and improving our internal and external operations and practices, including convening an internal taskforce dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and ensuring that our work continuously reflects those values. We measure the performance of our DEIB initiatives whenever possible and share those outcomes internally and externally as a form of accountability. 

The lessons we learn continue to inform our policies, practices, and development as an organization and a leader on advancing greater equity and inclusion in quality music education. We recognize that becoming a diverse and inclusive organization is a journey that requires discourse, collaboration, and an openness to change. We understand that this journey may not always be comfortable, but we are fully committed to engaging in the process. 

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