At Crofton House School, we inspire girls to discover and pursue their personal excellence from the first day of junior kindergarten to grade 12 and beyond.
Bound by our belief in the power of all-girls education, Crofton House School fosters a strong sense of community among educators, staff, students and families. Here, everyone can contribute to the strength of our learning environment – including you.
The Music program at Crofton House School is distinguished by extraordinary teachers who inspire students to develop and pursue their passion all areas of Music, including Band. Together, they are a collaborative team who design a diverse and sophisticated program for students extending from those who are learning at a novice level to those who will pursue their passion well beyond post-secondary study. The facilities for Music study and performance are well equipped, offering bright and technology-rich learning environments.
You are a skilled and experienced Music teacher, and you are able to transfer your knowledge to a diverse class of student musicians. You have a genuine passion and experience teaching instrumental music at a middle and high school level and for leading band ensembles from beginner to experienced. You are confident in supporting learners using approaches that are reflective of the way in which girls learn. You bring innovative solutions to learning challenges experienced by students. You optimize the resources available to you. You are energized by what you do. Students, members of your department, colleagues and parents find you to be approachable, available, knowledgeable, genuine and supportive. You demonstrate an understanding of the importance of parents as partners in their daughter’s education by maintaining open and collaborative relationships with the parent community. As a lifelong learner, you demonstrate a commitment to actively seeking professional development. You participate actively in the life of the school.
You will find the school to be a professional learning center. In addition to spending an engaging day with students who are genuinely interested in learning, thinking and playing, teachers are provided with the gift of time as part of their daily schedule to plan and work collaboratively with others.
Bring a student-centered, inquiry-based and collaborative approach to the delivery of the B.C. curriculum of Instrumental Music (Arts Education - Music)
Prepared to work with student both in and out of the timetable
Learn and teach collaboratively with teachers in the department and across the Senior School to plan, develop, implement an extraordinary learning experience for each individual student
Build relationships with teachers and staff across the school community
Participate in school meetings and events, including school planning and professional development
Participate actively in the co-curricular program, specifically Concert Band and Jazz Band.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience:
Relevant university qualifications preferably at the graduate level (e.g. Bachelor of Education plus Bachelor of Music or equivalent)
A proficiency on all standard band instrument, with an exceptional ability on at least one
A demonstrable awareness of the learning styles of girls and young women
Collaborative and energetic with a passion for teaching
Committed to the craft of teaching, best practices, and standards of professional practice
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
A commitment toward continued professional development and growth
Energy, commitment and a readiness to participate in the co-curricular program the diverse life of the school community
Employment and Application Details:
Classes begin in September 2018 following teacher orientation in late August 2018.
Employees of Crofton House School receive competitive compensation, including participation in Crofton House Pension Plan (RRSP), and generous support for professional, educational and leadership development. Please note that applicants must be able to legally work in Canada.
Apply online at www.croftonhouse.ca/careersby April 6, 2018. We will review applications as soon as they are submitted. Interviews will begin in early April.
We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls, please.
About Crofton House School
Crofton House School is a university preparatory day school for girls from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Set on a beautiful ten-acre campus in Vancouver, BC, we offer an inclusive, supportive community of dedicated teachers, involved parents, and enthusiastic students. Collaborative, student-centred, inquiry-based education and world-class facilities create a unique learning environment where each girl can reach her full potential.