The McGillis School, an established, independent K-8 school in Salt Lake City, Utah has an opening for a full-time K-8 Music teacher, beginning Fall 2018. Candidates should have a strong background and experience in exposing students to the joy and appreciation of music through a variety of musical experiences, which include singing, moving to music, playing of instruments, listening, and performance.
The expectations and responsibilities may include:
Teaching skills in music understanding and appreciation, harmony, and explorations in instrumental and choral music.
Utilizing a wide repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary, that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of students.
Developing a vertically aligned music curriculum.
Collaborating with grade level teachers to integrate curriculum and music as much as possible.
Collaborating with and supporting drama productions and our weekly community gatherings in our Shabbat program.
Having experience in playing the piano, guitar, and other instruments.
Planning and conducting two all school musical events, as well as monthly grade level “informances,” which are smaller grade level showcases of current student musical learning.
This position requires energy, flexibility, and commitment to working with students inside and outside the classroom. The successful candidate will work closely with other teachers to develop and implement an integrative and experiential curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to work with students in various capacities outside of academic teaching. The McGillis School seeks teachers who are eager to be actively involved in a wide range of programs, including the roles of academic advisor, coach, and/or experiential/innovative education instructor. Effective communication with students and families is also a priority.
Prior to the opening of school in late August, the candidate will be expected to commit time to familiarize themselves with faculty and staff members, as well as the larger school-wide community.
If you are interested in being considered for this position, please submit a résumé, cover letter (which includes a statement of educational philosophy) describing your qualifications and interest, one letter of recommendation, and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org or:
The McGillis School
668 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
About The McGillis School
The McGillis School, located in Salt Lake City, Utah is an independent school serving approximately 440 students in grades K-8.