JOB TITLE:Full Time Choral Director/ Associate Music Teacher REPORTS TO:Lower & Upper School Division Heads FLSA: Exempt, Full Time
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As a Mirman community member, we collectively work to support our unique population of highly gifted learners to ensure that we cultivate their boundless potential, nurture their passions and talents, and develop a diverse community of creative and constructive lifelong learners. Through an inclusive environment, we challenge our students and each other to be dynamic problem-solvers and thoughtful citizens of this increasingly complex society.
The Full Time Associate Music Teacher is an energetic, creative and skillful music educator who is responsible for developing students’ understanding, skills, and appreciation of music, in particular choral music. This person nurtures each student’s passions, talents, and boundless potential in the musical arts.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Full Time Associate Music Teacher reports to the Director Of Music Programs and is responsible for developing, teaching and conducting the Grade 5 Mustang Chorus and Upper School Concert Singers. This person also leads the musical direction during the annual Upper School 4 Musical. Additionally, this person assists the Director of Music Programs during specified instructional times and collaborates on the arrangement and staging of music performances and events. The essential job responsibilities shall include but may not be limited to the following:
Teach, prepare and conduct the Grade 4 Mustang Chorus and Upper School Concert Singers for school events, touring events, competitions and special performances.
Teach, prepare and conduct the music of the annual Upper School 4 musical in close coordination with the Theater Director and the Director Of Music Programs.
Teach and prepare electives and/or other lessons and classes relating to musical arts, as determined by the Upper School Head, Lower School Head and Director Of Music Programs.
Collaborate with the Director Of Music Programs in directing students during various assemblies and school and community events.
Meet deadlines and tasks relating to annual music programming as assigned by the Director Of Music programs.
Guide and develop students to become confident and successful with practice and performance.
Employ effective teaching methods and student management skills; employ adequate supervision to ensure student safety.
Lead and supervise students during tours and competitions.
Develop students’ work ethic, team spirit and excitement to promote the highest level of success for the individual student and the music program as a whole.
Develop the students’ understanding of a culturally and historically diverse range of choral music.
Communicate student progress with parents in a timely manner.
Teach all classes as assigned.
Evaluate the learning experience of students in curricular and social-emotional work.
Collaborate with the Director Of Music Programs and other teachers in the planning and execution of musical and theatrical programs.
Collaborate with teachers across disciplines and divisions to ensure curricular integration.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School, Division Heads and Director Of Music Programs.
Utilize best instructional practices, methods, materials and technology.
Cultivate and model a respectful, safe, creative, inclusive, and invigorating environment.
Evaluate student work through both formative and summative assessments, benchmarks and other tools to guide instructional planning and promote student success.
Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with other teachers and assistant teachers throughout all grade levels on campus to strengthen community and student experience.
Demonstrate an ability to relate and communicate well with students, parents, and colleagues.
Other Qualifications and Responsibilities:
Strong understanding of independent school methods and ability to effectively integrate best practices of NAIS and CAIS
Ability to work effectively with Head of Lower School, Head of Upper School, Director Of Music Programs and other Faculty and Staff members.
Demonstrate effective and respectful management of classroom culture.
Demonstrate ability to establish connections and rapport with children of all ages.
Exhibit enthusiasm and commitment to the vision, mission and guiding principles of the school, including a commitment to inclusivity and equity.
Exhibit the ability to work as part of a team.
Excellent communications, team-building and collaborative skills.
Strong knowledge of music theory, composition, vocal and music arrangement; staging and choreographed movement; strong piano skills and other related skills for the successful delivery of music education and performance.
Understanding of current technology used in music education and performance.
Demonstrated ability to work with differentiated abilities and employ teaching methods.
2-5 years’ experience with teaching and directing choral music programs and preparing choral performances, preferably in K-8 schools.
B.A. or Master’s Degree in Music Education or related field, with a major or academic emphasis in Vocal Arts.
Able to pass state and federal background checks.
Clear TB and criminal background check upon hire.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a school employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions. Reasonable accommodation may be requested to enable individuals to perform the essential responsibilities of the job:
Ability to sit, stand, move, communicate, hear and read during the course of normal and teaching activities.
Able to think and concentrate for sustained periods of time, and to perform teaching responsibilities with patience and professionalism required to effectively work with children.
In-person attendance necessary to perform essential job functions in the classroom.
Normal exposure to interior heat/air conditioning and interior dust.
May be exposed to childhood illnesses.
About Mirman School
Mirman School opened its doors to educate gifted children in 1962. Motivated by a deep love and concern for these children, Dr. and Mrs. Norman J. Mirman began the school with nine pioneering students in their West Los Angeles home. Today, with a newly expanded campus serving all dimensions of childhood, Mirman School is a thriving and diverse community home to 330 students. Mirman continues to distinguish itself as one of the few schools in the country devoted to the education of highly gifted children, particularly serving all dimensions of childhood — academic, artistic, kinesthetic, and more.
We cultivate the boundless potential of highly gifted children, nurture their passions and talents, and develop a diverse community of creative and constructive lifelong learners.
Our 6 acre campus is home to both Lower and Upper Schools, beautiful outdoor community spaces including regulation-size athletic fields and basketball courts, handball and Ga-Ga courts, innovative play yards, and office and classroom spaces. A faculty lounge creates a warm convivial space for gathering, collaborating, and all the coffee one could want. Recycling initiatives and fast-fi...ll water stations throughout campus, in addition to energy efficient office spaces, combine to create a greener community.
Mirman is made up of students and their families, a dedicated and passionate Parent Service League, and a Board of Trustees made up of community leaders. In the Lower School, lead teachers are supported by part-time Assistant Teachers, while Upper School teachers specialize in disciplines such as English, science, Latin, Mandarin, History, etc. Dynamic specialists in science, STEM, technology, math, art, music, choir, theatre and more round out the fabric of our faculty. Mirman is also home to a collegial and collaborative group of administrators who work to facilitate the ideal teaching and learning environment.