A unique opportunity to join a dynamic faculty in a progressive, independent school as the Preschool through 4thgrade music teacher is currently available at Sayre School in Lexington, KY. Set in the heart of downtown Lexington, Sayre Lower School deeply values teamwork, integration across the subject areas, and child-centered curriculum. In August, the Lower School will move into a brand new facility that includes a beautiful space for music instruction and performance.
We are seeking a qualified music teacher who would thrive not only leading our formal music instruction, but also supporting musical integration into rich, project work, play and grade level performances. This is a role which not only allows for creativity and flexibility, but demands it! This is an incredible opportunity for the right person who loves to work collaboratively, who possesses a robust understanding of how children acquire and develop musical skills and concepts, and who relishes the opportunity to work across 8 years of development from our youngest learners (2 year olds) through our very capable 4thgraders.
Requirements for this position include an earned degree in Music Education (BME), piano proficiency, the ability to develop music curriculum with an appropriate sequence of musical concepts and skills based on National Standards for the Arts, 3 or more years of experience teaching elementary/preschool music with methodologies such as Orff-Schulwerk, Kolday, Dalcroze or Gordon MLT, certified in Orff-Schulwerk, ability to communicate effectively with teachers and families, and a desire to collaborate with grade level and fine arts teachers as a part of an energetic team. Masters Degree in Music Education preferred.
We are looking for someone genuine, kind and capable who brings a sense of humor and a practical approach to working with young children. We value process over product and feel the arts are a critical component that should be woven through all that we do. Any successful candidate must enjoy working closely with others. Opportunities to lead after school Chorus and Orff Ensemble are available. If interested, please send a letter of interest, resume and a list of three references to Luanne Stiles, Assistant to the Head of Lower School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Sayre School
Established in 1854, Sayre School is an independent PS through 12th grade college preparatory co-educational school located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. A second campus, comprising a 50-acre athletic complex and farm, is several miles outside of town.