Middle & Upper School Music Teacher -- Leave Replacement
The Kew-Forest School
February 26, 2018
Forest Hills, New York
Contract - Faculty
Other, Visual/Performing Arts
4 Year Degree
The Kew-Forest School, a co-educational day school founded in 1918 in Forest Hills, Queens, seeks an experienced and dynamic educator with a passion for working with middle and high school students (6th - 12th grades) to serve as a leave replacement Music Teacher from April 16 - June 15.
The individual will teach approximately four sections including 6th Grade Music, 9th Grade Music, Upper School Music Ensemble, and Piano. The teacher will have freedom to design curricula and create lesson plans with the ultimate goal of creating performance opportunities for the students.
The ideal candidate understands and enjoys young people (ages 11-18) and encourages them to engage with the content. S/he should love music and inspire students to love it as well.
Other ideal attributes include a sense of humor, patience, positive energy, and clarity. Finally, the teacher should model and promote character, respect, and integrity.
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree
Teaching experience, preferably in the independent school world;
Supportive, student-centered approach, geared toward students with a variety of levels and learning styles;
Desire to mentor students in an advisory role outside the classroom.
To apply for this position, please email cover letter and resume to Richard Brownstone, Head of Middle and Upper School, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include “Music Teacher” in the subject line of the email.
No phone calls, please.
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The Kew-Forest School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
About The Kew-Forest School
The Kew-Forest School is an equal opportunity employer.
The Kew-Forest School is an intimate early childhood through 12th grade learning community that is small by design, inclusive, and globally representative. Kew-Forest provides a safe, nurturing, and intellectually vigorous environment that inspires every student to explore and expand creative interests, to apply courageous and innovative thinking, and to become an ethical contributor to ever-widening communities. Kew-Forest students develop the skills necessary for pursuing higher education and for acquiring the essential competencies of a responsible citizen.