Charlotte Preparatory School seeks a passionate, energetic, and creative individual to hold a full-time, 10-month teaching position with instruction of band and music to Lower School and Middle School students. Charlotte Preparatory School is committed to sustaining a professional, inclusive, and collaborative environment, where diversity in thought and culture is welcomed. The School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment, and strongly encourages applications from candidates who reflect such diversity.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Teach four sections of middle school band, one for each grade level: 5th - 8th grade.
Instruct two sections of 4th grade Brass and Woodwind introductory band classes.
Research level-appropriate repertoire to produce two concerts per year for middle school band classes. (Fall and Spring).
Collaborate with the fine arts team, coordinate, set up, supervise, and produce Fine Arts Showcases throughout the year.
Explore off-campus opportunities for student performance and adjudications (i.e., All-District Band and other regional honors ensembles).
Engage students in learning music reading and performance on brass, woodwind, and percussion band instruments.
Develop and implement a band curriculum that will enhance technical skill, music appreciation, and an understanding of the process of creating music.
Work collaboratively with the fine arts team and classroom teachers to effectively and purposefully implement band and music integration into grade level curriculums.
Maintain excellent communication with parents of band students regarding student growth, expectations, events, and calendar of events.
Sustain clear, complete grade records and communicate student needs clearly, regularly, and tactfully with band parents.
Explore possible additional opportunities for student band performances.
Inventory and store all band instruments, music, equipment, materials, and supplies.
Maintain an organized and neat classroom with school-owned instruments inventoried, accounted for, and in working order.
Prepare progress reports and report cards over the course of the academic year.
Supervise students in study periods and/or advisory.
Seek professional development opportunities, maintain professional memberships, attend conferences and workshops.
Abachelor’s degree in Music Education or Music Performance required; Masters degree preferred
A minimum of 3 years teaching experience as a band teacher across multiple grade levels and in an independent school is preferred
A valid teaching certificate is preferred
Knowledge of the elements and principles of music
Be approachable, accessible, and visible at campus fine arts events.
Positive, enthusiastic, flexible, and warm personality
Be a life-long learner who is committed to the success of the student.
Be compassionate with students at all levels of learning band and music.
Strong work ethic, proactive, and success oriented.
Strong communication and organizational skills with high levels of attention to detail
Team oriented – able to work effectively with all members of the school, including the administrative team, other faculty members, parents, and students.
A strong desire to participate in the community of the school, and work with staff and parents on projects throughout the year.
The ability to build a strong rapport with colleagues and serve as a collaborative team player.
Utilize technology to support instruction and assessment when appropriate.
Strong command of classroom management. Proven ability to establish and consistently follow through on classroom expectations to ensure safe and appropriate behavior.
Ability to see the needs and growth potential of the band program.
Ability to share his/her talent with the school community.
Charlotte Preparatory School is Charlotte, North Carolina's leading independent TK-8 school. The entire school, from its Montessori Early School to its Middle School leadership program, is built upon three guiding principles: Charlotte Prep is research-based, it is student-centered, and it is carefully designed for student success.
For an in-depth look at this dynamic school, visit the Charlotte Prep website at www.charlotteprep.org.
"Charlotte Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, or any other legally protected classification applicable to Charlotte Preparatory School in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, athletic and other school-administered programs."