A top-tier school in New York City, offering a truly global education, that will expand to the world’s leading cities in the next decades. Teaching and learning through dual language immersion and challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity, entrepreneurship and deep collaboration. State-of-the-art technology throughout. Brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, creating a unique educational experience together. Unparalleled possibilities for professional learning and development prospects around the globe. There is no place quite like Avenues.
DEEP COLLABORATION, CONSTANT EVOLUTION
Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. Teams of English and Spanish or Chinese teachers share two classes of students, collaborating to nurture their students' social, emotional and academic growth. Teacher teams share responsibility for the curriculum and plan together daily. This intense collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.
Avenues students will graduate fluent in a second language and at ease beyond their borders. To this end, in all grades N-5 students alternate their days between English and Spanish or English and Chinese classrooms. Our music teachers in grades N-3 teach fully in the target language of Spanish or Chinese.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
At Avenues, students develop a love and appreciation for music. Early Learning Center and Lower Division classes center around conceptual musical understanding, though exposure to early vocal and instrumental skills, as well as fine and gross motor rhythmic movement. All instruction will be delivered in the target language of Spanish as the elements of music are internalized by each child into an organic, kinesthetic learning experience.
As the music teacher, you will:
Ensure that all students achieve key musical learning targets for the grade level, planning and delivering instruction thoughtfully to engage all students in the classroom. In 2019-2020, this role will teach primarily in classrooms in grades 1-3.
Build a robust and joyful learning atmosphere that leads students to value music and feel part of a rigorous learning community
Lead students to explore musical concepts such as dynamics, melodic direction, pitch recognition, rhythm and scale
Collaborate intensively and daily with colleagues to continually improve student learning
Enhance school culture by helping to organize and contribute to divisional assemblies, concerts and special events
Deeply connect with students and vigorously uphold a culture of welcome, safety and respect
Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families
Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website (http://www.avenues.org/careers/). Be sure to include a very thoughtful cover letter in your application.
Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
WHAT YOU BRING
At least 3 years of music teaching experience in grades nursery-5 with a proven track record of student learning
Strong understanding of instructional skills in teaching music to elementary ages children
Experience in teaching early recorder and Orff skills is highly preferred
Full professional fluency in Spanish as classes are taught in 100% Spanish language immersion
Highly effective collaboration skills, eagerness to listen deeply, contribute to a team and achieve goals together
Deep dedication to learning and developing as an educator
Resourcefulness and adaptability, eagerness to embrace constant change, growth and learning
Graduate degree in education, teaching or a music related field is highly preferred
About Avenues: The World School
In the fall of 2012, Avenues: The World School opened the doors of its flagship, 15-grade (N-12) independent school in New York City offering students a truly global education. Today, the school serves over 1,300 students. The vision of Avenues is to open schools in the world’s leading cities. Avenues will be a highly-integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.