Demonstrates knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials, and equipment of high school and middle school music education.
Demonstrates knowledge of adolescent growth and development and creates an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students in middle and high school.
Teaches skills in music appreciation, harmony, and explorations in music and in instrumental music (band, steel band, instrumental ensemble) to students. If the term “music appreciation” rubs you the wrong way, you should apply.
Plans a balanced music program and maintains organized, well-planned, and thoroughly researched lesson plans that reach all learners and are aligned with the mission and objectives of MIS.
Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary, that are appropriate music learning experiences and that engage our culturally diverse student population.
Evaluates each student’s musical growth and performance, assessing each individual’s contribution to the performance of the group with appropriate measures, including performance assessments, process assessments, narratives, and rubrics.
Plans, executes, and prepares the students for school wide performances including the annual winter and spring concerts.
Fosters a collaborative environment in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the school and develops arts integrated, creative experiences for students.
Maintains care and responsibility for school-owned music, musical instruments and equipment to prevent loss or abuse. Makes minor adjustments and requests repairs to instruments as required.
Maintains a safe, secure, interactive, respectful, and healthy educational environment; follows, establishes, and enforces school standards and procedures and complies with legal requirements.
Interacts positively with parents, students, other faculty, resource staff, and partners in education while establishing consistent and ongoing communication processes.
Maintains a growth mindset and demonstrates the value of lifelong learning by reading professional publications and engaging in continuing and professional educational experiences.
Participates in staff development, in-service activities and staff meetings including meetings with the Arts Coordinator.
Seeks, initiates and implements participation of the band and band members in out-of-school band experiences appropriate to the curriculum and student interests.
Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Music Education or related field required, Master’s Degree preferred
Prior experience as a Band Director and/or general music teacher required
Demonstrated proficiency on all winds, brass and percussion instruments
Midtown International School serves gifted and academically superior students who thrive in small class environments. The globally-minded curriculum and problem-based instruction create a community of engaged global leaders dedicated to the values of respect, responsibility, citizenship, and justice.
The school immerses students in a diversity of viewpoints that transcend national, ethnic, and socio-economic boundaries. Problem solving and critical thinking are the foundation of our integrated curriculum, developing inquisitive, flexible, and collaborative thinkers who will be successful in a knowledge-driven global society.
MIS ignites the educational and social learning of gifted students through advanced instruction in science, math, and technology; arts integration across the curriculum; development of student leadership and peer collaboration; strategic community partnerships; and international travel for all upper elementary and middle school students.