Early Childhood, Elementary Teacher, Visual/Performing Arts
4 Year Degree
Teacher in Fine Arts:
General Music Educator
Percussive Arts, Orff, Kodaly and Eurythmy
The Village School is a private college preparatory school for grades Early Childhood through High School. Our High School offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma program and boarding opportunities through the Nord Anglia Education Boarding Program.
Students at all grade levels participate in competitive athletics, fine arts, and extracurricular activities.
The Fine Arts Department is seeking a General Music Educatorto teach General Music utilizing TEK Standards, Orff, Kodaly, and Dalcroze musical processes and methodologies to music students in ensemble style classes at the elementary school level (grades K-4). This position works with The Elementary Music Coordinator, colleagues and Director of Fine Arts to ensure appropriate Choral Pedagogy, continuation of scope and sequence and vertical articulation of the music curriculum. This is a Full Time position with Commensurate Pay, Benefits and Health Insurance.
Elementary General Music Teacher (Grades K-4) 1.0 FTE
Under the supervision of the Director of Fine Arts, the General and Vocal Music Educator is responsible for teaching music education to pupils in grades K-4, and assists the staff of the school in the improvement and appreciation of music education through Keyboard, Guitar, Recorder, singing and movement skills utilizing the Orff, Kodaly, Cerwin, and Dalcroze musical processes and methods. He/She helps pupils grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through a variety of planned music experiences which will include rhythm, musical notation fluency and literacy, singing, movement, general music appreciation (history, context, social aesthetics of music) and adaptive and active listening. This position will also perform other duties directly related to this job description.
DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administer appropriate “Village School” curriculum which is aligned with the TEK and National Standards for Music Education.
Ensures all students have an opportunity to learn in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Creates and maintains a positive and orderly learning conditions, utilizing positive Classroom Management skills and the “Capturing Kids Hearts” method
Creates, develops and implements effective, scope and sequenced, Lesson Plans, from the Curriculum and Curriculum Map, that are developmentally appropriate and builds on prior and learned skills and activities.
Analyze and report student progress utilizing authentic and application assessment practices
Integrate appropriate educational technologies.
Teaches skills in music understanding/appreciation, harmony, explorations in music and choral music to elementary, middle and some high school pupils.
Plans/executes a balanced music program and organizes class time so that preparation, rehearsal and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time.
Provides individual and small group instruction, in addition to whole group instruction, in order to adapt the music curriculum to the needs of the individual pupil. Encourages students to develop their individual musical skills to the greatest extent possible.
Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional, world and contemporary that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of pupils.
Evaluates each pupil’s musical growth, performance, and musical understanding through Authentic Assessment Criteria. Assesses each individual’s contribution to the performance of the group, and accurately reports them to the student’s parents and administration through grading practices and commentary reports.
Demonstrate knowledge, skills and ability to provide instruction in an elementary music classroom setting with appropriate musical skills for singing, playing, conducting, and musical literacy necessary for the implementation of a Musical Orff and Kodaly Curriculum for elementary music education.
Work cooperatively with student, parents, colleagues, administration, and stakeholder community members.
Guide the learning process toward achievement of curriculum goals.
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all lessons, units and project based learning.
Employ a variety of instructional techniques and strategies aligned with instructional objectives, in order to meet the needs of all students.
Maintain accurate and complete records as required by law, Nord Anglia Education and Village School policy.
Maintain and improve professional competence.
Communicate effectively both written and orally.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned by Director of Fine Arts or Division Directors
Additional Related Duties/Responsibilities:
Selects appropriate music, books and instructional aids to enhance and promote musical learning; requisitioning instructional supplies as necessary.
In cooperation with Elementary Music Coordinator and the Director of Fine Arts provides musical programs for school assemblies, open house, parent meetings and seasonal programs, as necessary/warranted.
Communicates clearly with parents and appropriate school staff on individual student’s progress.
Keep up to date records of attendance, curriculum, assessment tasks and assessment data in Canvas, Managebac, and Skyward
Prepare student reports, commentaries and references, and other reports as required
Education, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Must hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree in Music (General, Choral/Vocal Music, Vocal Performance, Choral Conducting) or Music Education, Early Childhood/Music Education
Preference will be given to those holding a valid Texas Teaching License with the appropriate endorsement (K-8 Music Education) and authorization for the assignment, or, to individuals with commensurate experience of more than 3 years in music education at the appropriate level including Kodaly and Orff endorsements.
Licenses as determined by the Village School including, a valid Texas Driver License and ability to obtain a valid CPR/First Aid card.
Must pass a Background check, and maintain a “Safe School’s” PD, and registration for School Safety per Nord Anglia Education