Demonstrates knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials, and equipment of elementary music education.
Demonstrates knowledge of child growth and development.
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 in elementary school and that engage our culturally diverse student population.
Assesses students 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.
Develops arts integrated, creative experiences for students with Art, Music, PE, ELA, Science, SS, and Math colleagues.
Maintains care and responsibility for school-owned 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 fully in professional development opportunities, meetings, school events, and conferences including meetings with the Arts Coordinator.
Demonstrates the ability to connect with the broader performing arts community in order to provide a wide range of musical experiences for MIS students.
Demonstrates dedication and commitment to the growth, reputation, and excellence of the school in all activities both in and out of the classroom.
Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Music Education or related field required, Master’s Degree preferred
Teaching experience in the elementary music classroom required
Kodály or Orff Certification Level I (minimum) preferred
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.