Poly Prep seeks applicants for the part-time position of Middle School Music Leave Replacement Teacher. This is a leave replacement effective immediately-March 2021. The ideal candidate will possess a background in music education, proficient guitar, keyboard and vocal skills, and practical experience teaching a wide variety of musical styles to mixed-level classes. We seek a compassionate educator with a passion for engaging with students; strong communication and collaboration skills; and excellent organizational and time management skills. In view of our commitment to anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion, we seek an individual whose creative vision is aligned with those values, who can serve as a role model for our students, and whose personal integrity and collegiality will enrich a high-achieving, collaborative department.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Teach Kodály-based curriculum to 5th-grade general music classes
Teach basic guitar curriculum to 8th-grade general music classes
Direct/and or assist with 5th and 6th grade chorus, 7th and 8th grade chorus and high-school, pop a cappella group
Assist with the planning and preparation for the Winter Concert
Serve as a Middle School Advisor
Maintain accurate grades, effectively and supportively communicate with students and families, and provide written and oral feedback on student progress consistently throughout the school year
Attend and contribute to meetings during and after the school day, including but not limited to departmental, committee, divisional, and grade-level meetings
Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning in and out of the classroom. Every educator at Poly Prep aspires to uphold our mission “to support and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and--above all--character.”
We offer a supportive environment, with a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, and free lunch).