The Park School of Baltimore has an opening for a 0.5 FTE Lower School Music Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The Lower School Music Teacher teaches general music classes in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 2. The ability to work within a diverse student body and knowledge of multicultural education, particularly within the music curriculum, is essential.
In addition to teaching, the Lower School Music Teacher will attend weekly faculty and department meetings, serve on school-wide committees, and share in regularly assigned duties. The Lower School Music Teacher participates fully in the life of Park’s Lower School as well as a coordinated K-12 Arts Department.
Undergraduate degree in Music Education
Advanced degree in Music Education preferred
Demonstrated experience in Early Childhood Music Education
Training in early childhood development
Candidates with Orff, Kodaly and/or Dalcroze certification given special consideration.
Successful candidates will demonstrate experience in curriculum design and implementation as well as a proven ability to differentiate instruction.
We welcome candidates without previous experience in independent schools.
Candidates who are from diverse backgrounds and/or who have experience in cultural competency work are strongly encouraged to apply.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Park salaries and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales.
In addition to normal retirement and health benefits, the school offers the following distinctive programs:
Faculty & Curricular Advancement (FACA) Program: This program supports summer professional development work by faculty on a distinctive scale. Established in 1989, FACA is supported by a $5.9 million endowment; currently, over 40% of all Park faculty participate annually. Grants cover full salary and benefits for group or individual projects selected through a formal review process. Most grants are for four weeks; some are for shorter periods.
Tuition Remission: Under current policy, faculty who have been employed at Park full-time for two years are eligible to receive full tuition remission for their children who attend Park. All applicants, including faculty children, must meet Park’s standards for admission. During the first two years of employment, faculty can apply for support through the need-based financial assistance program.
Send letter of interest, personal statement, and resume. Please also indicate whether there are any special circumstances which will affect the timing of your search, availability for interviews, and decisions for the coming year.
The Park School of Baltimore does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee's duties.
About The Park School of Baltimore
Founded in 1912, Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school with 830 students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. The school’s core values, rooted in progressive educational philosophy, sustain an unshakable belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers. A fundamental commitment to inclusiveness and equity guides all programs and activities.