Music teachers report to their respective Principals, as well as the Music Department Chair. The Music Department consists of fifteen faculty members, supported by a project manager.Â The Department is responsible for the music education of students in grades nursery through twelve. Courses taught by the Music Department include general music, band, choir, orchestra, jazz band, music history, music theory, and digital music production.Â Music teachers are responsible for the planning, implementation, and delivery of the curriculum, as well as supervision of students both in and outside of the classroom. They must also work collaboratively with members of their own department, administration, faculty, and support staff, throughout the entire School.Â
Monitor and report on the performance of students, recognize problems, and coordinate with administrators, other teachers, and parents, to correct identified problems.
Actively pursue professional development in the areas of pedagogy, teaching techniques, and technology relevant to the field and subject, to provide students with a learning experience of the highest quality.Â
Participate in the scheduled concerts for each academic year (at present, each ensemble performs an average of two concerts per academic year).
Instruct and supervise 3-5th grade students.
Provide music classroom instruction; create a nurturing, challenging, inclusive, and supportive classroom environment that fosters mutual respect and age-appropriate levels of independence and collaboration.
Monitor the performance of students and communicate concerns with administrators, other teachers, and learning/counseling faculty, and parents.
Full-time teachers are expected to work a 40-hour work week and the required number of days as stipulated in the Faculty Association contract.
This is a part-time 20-hour/week position.
All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2020.
Quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students.
Interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Strong knowledge of child development required.
Develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills required.
Work independently and as part of a team required.
Manage stressful situations required.
Maintain confidentiality required.
Work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/schedule software, etc.) required.
â‹Education: Â Â Â
Bachelor's Degree required.
Master's Degree preferred.
Degree in Music Education preferred.Â
Coursework or degree that reflects multicultural content preferred.
Kodaly and Orff training.
A minimum of three years of teaching experience preferred.
Developing curriculum preferred.Â
Working with a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language, and nationality.Â Â
Online teaching and learning preferred.Â
Physical Requirements for Teaching Positions:
Move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
Move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property.
Escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of the building during arrival and dismissal, and in an emergency situation.
Demonstrate lessons when appropriate.
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