St. John’s Episcopal School, celebrating 56 years in Olney, Maryland, is seeking a part-time K-2 general music teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The position includes six, 30-minute class periods each week. St. John’s is distinguished as a successful and challenging PreK-8 school with an accelerated academic program. Faith, honesty, and hard work allow our graduates to excel in high school, college, and beyond.
St. John’s Episcopal School assures equal employment opportunity in all of its employment policies and practices. These policies and practices shall be administered without regard to race, color, national origin, age, gender, marital status, political affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disabilities not affecting one’s ability to perform the essential functions of one’s job.
The K-2 music teacher is responsible for teaching the fundamental principles of music and musicianship skills to early childhood students. The instructor helps pupils grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through a variety of planned musical experiences which include listening, singing, moving to music, and the playing of instruments.
Can develop individual musical skills of students patiently and enthusiastically
Is able to select appropriate music and instructional aides to enhance student learning
Can teach skills in music understanding/appreciation, harmony, explorations in music and choral music
Is able to plan/execute a balanced music program and to organize class time so that instruction and rehearsal can be accomplished within the allotted time
Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary, that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of K-2 pupils
Maintains the care/responsibility for school-owned music, musical instruments, and equipment to prevent loss or abuse
Evaluates each pupil’s musical growth, performance, and musical understanding. Assesses each individual’s contribution to the performance of the group. Communicates with parents and school staff on individual student’s progress
Cooperates with administration and staff in providing musical programs for school assemblies and seasonal programs
The successful candidate:
Is a self-starter with the ability to multi-task and be responsive to issues in a professional, calm, and timely manner
Has strong class management and organizational skills
Works collaboratively with others
Is a proficient and effective oral and written communicator with all constituencies of the school and church community
Is proficient with Microsoft Word, Google Documents, and Google Calendar
Models the school’s character traits: organization, attentiveness, courage, faith, persistence, positive attitude, flexibility, generosity, and responsibility