Hope Partnership Middle School is seeking a music teacher who can introduce key elements of general music theory to students in grades 5-8 and help them to build vocal or instrument skills to the best of their abilities. Some students have experience with recorder, strings, and brass instruments.
The successful candidate will plan and teach general music elements and instrument lessons at multiple grade levels; plan and organize musical assemblies; and maintain instruments, equipment, and facilities.
Essential Functions: • Create an optimal learning environment for the study of music in the classroom and in after school ensembles; • Establish and follow classroom norms and procedures that support the learning environment; • Participate in school events and prepare students to participate in same, such as graduation and the holiday and spring student showcases; • Participate in programs to support professional growth and development; • Adhere to school expectations with respect to attendance, punctuality, recordkeeping, and communications with families; • Monitor students in lunchroom and recess when needed; • Ability to teach and model conflict resolution skills; • Ability to work sensitively with urban youth.
Applicant Requirements • College degree in appropriate field, preferably in music education • Strong organizational and classroom management skills • Classroom experience with middle school students strongly desirable • Ability to be flexible in a changing environment • Ability to sit, stand, bend, reach, and walk while being actively engaged with students in the classroom. • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
Interested applicants should forward a letter of interest and resume, preferably electronically, to the listed email address.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience. No benefits are available for part time positions.
About Hope Partnership Middle School
Located in North Philadelphia, Hope Partnership for Education (HPE) is an affordable independent middle school that makes private education a possibility for children and families who would otherwise not have access. Through its extended day/extended year program for boys and girls in grades 5-8, HPE seeks to maximize the academic, physical, social and spiritual potential of each student. HPE’s program is designed to help students become balanced, continuous learners who are academically and emotionally prepared for high school success.
During their time at HPE, middle schoolers experience multiple teaching methods and diverse learning opportunities, leaving with the following qualities:
~ A set of academic skills and habits of mind needed to have a positive high school experience and to be active participants in society.
~ A digital skill set that prepares students to responsibly and innovatively use technology to support personal goals.
~ An understanding of Hope Core Values that create the framework for reflection, problem-solving and deepened awareness of self and other.
~ An ongoing sense of belonging and commitment to the Hope community through our Graduate Support Program.
~ A personal propensity for continuous learning.