The Foote School seeks a talented, energetic individual to join its faculty as an upper elementary music teacher. Music and the arts play a key role in each student’s experience. One of the primary goals of arts instruction at the Foote School is to develop and expand children's natural abilities of perception, interpretation, and appreciation of the forms, sounds, and language of creativity. Our curriculum is designed to encourage a positive attitude and a lifelong interest in the arts.
The successful candidate will have a strong background in music instruction and should demonstrate passion for the subject along with flexibility, creativity, and a deep interest in this age group. This is a three-quarters time position, and anticipated hours will be from 11:00am to 4:30pm each day; classroom instruction will be from 11:00am to 3:00pm, followed by oversight of the after-school instrumental music program from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.
We are deeply committed to diversity and an inclusive curriculum and community. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, and beliefs. We seek candidates who have a clear interest in being part of a community that challenges prejudice and is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Present an inspiring and engaging (general/vocal) curriculum based on a Kodály sequence that builds understanding of music, includes soprano recorder instruction and the teaching of folk dance
Collaborate with fellow music teachers and other faculty members to prepare students for performance at several all-school assemblies and events during the year
Coordinate and supervise the after-school private music lesson program, including scheduling of lessons, hiring and communicating with teachers prior to the school year, organizing year-end recitals and working with ASP Director and Assistant Director
Bachelor’s degree in music education; master’s degree preferred
Minimum of 3-5 years experience teaching this age group
Training in the Kodály method and solfège instruction is preferred
Mastery of an instrument such as piano or guitar for accompaniment in performances
A commitment to professional growth and innovative thinking
A clear interest in being part of a community that seeks to challenge prejudice and is committed to diversity and inclusion
A coeducational school for students in Kindergarten - Grade 9 that reflects its motto, "Gladly will I learn and gladly teach" throughout its strong and varied curriculum. Seventeen-acre campus near downtown New Haven and Yale University.