Elementary and Middle School General/Instrumental Music Teacher
The Park School
February 6, 2018
Full Time - Faculty
We seek a candidate to join our school community and work along with our music faculty to teach elementary level general music and grade eight instrumental ensemble.
The Elementary general music program nurtures the love of music while laying a strong foundation for understanding musical concepts and developing musical skills. The program, in alignment with the NAfME Standards for Music Education, introduces students to the basic elements of music. These elements come to life through a diverse range of repertoire and learning experiences, which use speech, rhyme, games, singing, dance, movement, listening, stories, body percussion and musical instruments (such as unpitched percussion instruments, boomwhackers, xylophones, and recorders).
The incoming teacher will also direct the grade eight instrumental elective. The ability to direct one or more of the following ensembles is required: Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, or mixed instrumental ensemble. For this role, we seek candidates with experience and a demonstrable talent for teaching music to both accomplished musicians and beginners.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teach three grade-level classes of Music
Serve as an Upper Division advisor
Participate in the school community, including faculty and committee work, weekly school duties, meetings, and activities
Previous experience and/or interest in athletic coaching is desirable
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Demonstrates deep understanding of the relationship between curriculum, subject matter, and child development
Implements creative and innovative curriculum, instruction, and assessment
Uses technology tools to advance student learning and growth
Fosters a classroom environment where students feel comfortable to take risks, make mistakes, and be curious
Works in partnership with students and their families
Strong interpersonal skills with students and adults - patience, flexibility, empathy, and humor
Strong communication skills
Experience teaching cultural topics in a project-based learning curriculum
Experience working in a diverse community
Integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value of the School and classroom learning
Bachelor of Music or a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education required
Masters in Music or Music Education preferred
General music classroom teaching experience required
Orff levels training, Kodaly training, and knowledge of conversational solfege helpful
Familiarity with the NAfME music education standards
Please visit The Park School Employment page to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, educational philosophy statement, and names of three references (optional).
Competitive salary and benefits, including a strong professional development program, will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Park School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning.
The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.
About The Park School
The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education.The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.
Park is committed to being a metropolitan, co-educational day school of diverse races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds. Central to its mission is an appreciation of similarities and differences of perspective and the interdependence of all people. As a family school, Park is a community in which the dignity of each child, teacher, and parent is respected.