Position type: Exempt Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (unless otherwise specified) Reports to: Head of Early Childhood
Position Summary: The EC/LS Music Teacher and MS Choir Director is a specials area teacher who is responsible for teaching music curriculum and preparing students for in-school concerts. Curriculum elements may include: musical play, singing, listening skills, movement to music, composition, and instruments of orchestras and bands.
Responsibilities: Plan and execute music classes twice per week for preschool through 2nd grade students, middle school electives, and choirs for grades ? and ? that each meet twice a week, including preparation & implementation of weekly lessons, class setup and clean-up, gathering of supplemental materials, etc. Prepare 1st and 2nd grade students for an annual Spring concert. Plan and prepare kindergarten students for a Spring performance. Plan and prepare middle school students for 2-3 concerts per year, ISSMA solo and ensemble contest, and 8th grade graduation. Work with the Advancement Office to provide student performances for Grandparents’ Day. Plan and coordinate curriculum-related field trips or guest artists when appropriate. Develop, update, and document music curriculum as needed. Maintain communication with parents, faculty, staff, and students. Provide trimester report cards. Participate in end of year summative review with Division Head. Attend faculty, staff, and division meetings. Attend workshops and other professional development opportunities to continue to grow professionally in the areas of gifted and music education.
Qualifications & Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university Certification in Music Education Ability to play piano Experience working with early childhood, elementary, and middle school age students Orff, Kodaly, or other specialized training preferred Desire to provide a stimulating, energetic, and supportive environment for young music students. Demonstrated lead teaching experience Understanding of and ability to differentiate curriculum especially for gifted students ages 3-14. Knowledge of the academic and emotional needs of gifted students is preferred Experience working in a team teaching environment Capability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with Sycamore community
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Indiana’s Only Accredited, Private, Independent Preschool - 8th Grade School for Gifted Students