Ojai Valley School is a pre-kindergarten to grade 12 boarding and day school located on two campuses in Ojai, California. The Lower Campus serves students in grades PK-8 and the Upper Campus serves students in grades 9-12.
Summary of Position
Ojai Valley School, Lower Campus is seeking an Elementary Music Teacher for grades PK-5 for the 2021-2022 school year. This teacher will report to the Head of School, Lower Campus and will work in close collaboration with the Performing Arts Coordinator. This is a part-time teaching position. Curriculum covered in Grades PK-5 includes vocal music, as well as basic music theory, basic instrumental music and application, and general music history.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach pre-kindergarten through 5th grade music classes in a developmentally appropriate and engaging way
Develop and strengthen performance skills in the recorder, singing, and playing percussion, as well as other instruments
Support a curriculum that focuses on a balanced approach to singing, instrumental music playing, and creative movement
Create meaningful relationships and an inclusive classroom environment with students
Support the social and emotional development of students by collaborating and communicating regularly with classroom teachers in order to support individual student needs
Evaluate all students on progress reports and at end of each semester
Communicate effectively with parents
Work collaboratively with the Performing Arts Coordinator
Participate in other school-wide activities throughout the year, such as committees, department and staff meetings, and occasional evening or weekend school events
Other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; prior teaching experience required.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to calculate grades, and possesses basic skills to work with budgets.
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Current CPR and First Aid preferred.
California Driver's License preferred.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Ability to use training and experience to teach children of all ages.
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control.
Good character, integrity, and adaptability.
Ability to supervise children of all ages.
Ability to relate to one’s peers.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands, fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Ojai Valley School is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religions, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.