The Atlanta Speech School is currently seeking a dynamic music educator to foster children’s creative talents and abilities. The teacher will provide music instruction to both preschool and elementary students, allowing children to showcase their abilities through a variety of performances including lunchtime recitals, musicals, and operas, parent evenings, and a flash mob here and there. This position offers a wonderful opportunity to inspire enthusiasm for the arts, and help students find the joy in performing and to foster the development of confidence in themselves so that they may find their voice – both in and out of the classroom. The music teacher should support the mission of the Atlanta Speech School by creating a positive and rich musical environment that cultivates the whole child, using music as a way to help children improve their physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills. As a member of and collaborator with the Enrichment Team, the music teacher encourages experiential learning in the areas of singing, moving, listening, performing, composing and improvising, and reading and writing for the stage.
The Atlanta Speech School has evolved over its 78 years into the nation’s most comprehensive center for language and literacy – earning a rising national reputation as the educational equivalent of a teaching hospital. The School attracts a staff of the most gifted and committed teaching professionals who apply the research of the nation’s leading brain development and educational experts to achieve transformational language and literacy outcomes for children through its four school divisions, five clinical programs, and Rollins Center for Language & Literacy (“Rollins Center”) professional development program. The School has never turned away a child in need of services based on his or her family’s financial circumstances. All of the School’s efforts are interrelated and intentional, creating a circle of impact that is continually refined and strengthened across all programs. Our mission is to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy. Please visit our website for further information: www.atlantaspeechschool.org.
Essential candidate qualities, preferences, and skills:
The Atlanta Speech School seeks experienced candidates who are creative, innovative, resourceful, and team-oriented. The successful applicant will understand the role of collaboration in the teaching process and will team with classroom teachers to integrate themes across curriculum areas. In addition, the music teacher should:
Model a passion for and appreciation of music and life-long learning
Be sensitive and responsive to different learning styles
Have exceptional organization, communication, and classroom management skills
Be excited to share with our students and know how to have fun
The Atlanta Speech School employs passionate professionals who strive to be leaders in their field and who are committed to excellence in the education of all children. We seek to hire thoughtful teachers who choose to work in an environment where they can truly make a difference in the life of a child. The Atlanta Speech School encourages all of its students, educators, specialists and clinicians to be engaged learners.
A Master’s Degree in Music Education preferred
A love of music
Experience teaching preschool and elementary students preferred
Experience teaching students with learning disabilities and/or hearing loss preferred
Excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a teaching team Responsibilities:
Help all children develop their musical potential, imagination, and voice
Encourage children to explore sound by listening, singing, dancing to various rhythms, and playing instruments
Create a sequential, meaningful and developmentally appropriate general music curriculum that exposes children to diverse musical styles, represents various time periods, and evolves with the changing needs of students
Collaborate with classroom teachers to tie into specific themes and areas of study
Organize and direct children in a variety of performances
Prepare written reports that address children’s individual and unique progress
Participate in Enrichment Day and other important School special events, which may include occasional after-school, evening or weekend activities
Consult with teachers about ways to infuse music into their classroom curriculum
Share in the duties of morning and afternoon carpool, lunch, and recess
Salary is commensurate with experience. This 190-day, full-time school position offers a generous benefit package including health/dental/life/vision and long term disability insurance; the School subsidizes health insurance premiums of staff and families. Other benefits include Flexible Spending Account; 403(b) Plan; cost reduction of some Atlanta Speech School services; subsidized meals during working hours; and accrued sick leave.
Please submit all of the following documents by April 28, 2017 to ensure that your information is considered: cover letter, resume, copy of your Master’s in Music Education Certificate, all college transcripts, and written submission describing how your particular skills, talents, and/or expertise could be beneficial to the Atlanta Speech School (please limit to 500 words).
CONTACT: Iris Goodson
Director of Human Resources email@example.com
Subject line: Music Teacher
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The Atlanta Speech School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.