Tuxedo Park School is a co-educational, independent school. Established in 1900 and situated on a 17-acre campus, the school is located in the historic gated community of Tuxedo Park, NY. The school is one of the first schools in the country to specialize in elementary education (pre-K through ninth grade). The school serves families living in Orange and Rockland Counties, NY, and Bergen and Passaic Counties, NJ.
General Music Teacher
The Tuxedo Park School is seeking qualified candidates that are engaging and dynamic general music teachers with talent in communicating with a wide developmental range of students. This candidate will have experience in developing and implementing purposeful instruction that will lead to musically literate students. Teachers are invested in their growth as professionals and respect every member of the community. Teachers are committed to helping students achieve success and to the mission and values of Tuxedo Park School. The position reports to the Associate Head of School for Academics.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials using appropriate musical pedagogy and facilitate active learning of all students
Teach general music to Pre-kindergarten - 3rd-grade students
Integrate both choral and instrumental music into the repertoire
Instruct students how to develop proper vocal technique
Teach music theory and history as developmentally appropriate for age group
Prepare each grade for the annual concerts including some evening events
Utilize the NAfME (National Association for Music Education) Core Music Standards in lesson plans
Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
Integrate technology into the classroom
Participate actively in the work of the department and the school on curriculum development and the improvement of student achievement.
Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Music Education
Master’s Degree preferred
At least 3 years teaching experience in the subject area of general music
Ability to analyze student development and appropriately adjust the curriculum to meet student needs
Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate passionately, clearly, and concisely in writing and orally
Maintains a positive relationship and regular communication with parents to create a secure environment for children
Highly self-motivated, self-disciplined strong team player with the ability to work independently or as part of a larger team
Professional learner, attending professional development and well-read on current research
Must possess exceptional organizational abilities: perform multiple projects, prioritize and provide attention to detail, and respect deadlines
Must demonstrate awareness of sensitive issues and ability to exercise good judgment in relating to public, faculty, and staff, boards, volunteers, and donors
Must possess proficient piano skill and the ability to accompany rehearsals
Ability to teach private lessons preferred
Choral or Musical Theatre experience a plus
Additional Salary Information: TPS offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package: including optional medical and dental plans; non-contributory life and disability insurance; 403(b) Plan.
About Tuxedo Park School
Pre-K through 9th grade
50 full and part time faculty and staff
member NAIS, NYSAIS
accredited through NYSAIS