For the 2018-19 school year, Carolina Day School is seeking an experienced, energetic, and dynamic Lower School Music Teacher (PK-Grade 5) for our division of approximately 225 students and 25 faculty members. In addition to teaching music, responsibilities will include recess, lunch, and carpool duty, serving on school committees, planning and supervising grade-level and division-level special events, and the opportunity to coach a team or teach an after-school class. Candidates should be well versed in Inquiry-Based Learning teaching pedagogy, innovative program design, and diverse learning styles and profiles.
Our ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
Understand various learning styles and differentiate instruction accordingly
Experience managing and directing large-scale music productions with multi-age students
Strong understanding of music pedagogy & integrating music into the regular classroom
Willingness to collaborate with other music professionals, both on and off campus
Experience with Responsive Classroom is preferred, but not required
Provide extra support to students as needed
Work collaboratively and communicate well with parents, students, staff and administrators
Possess strong writing skills
Engage in professional development
Teaching experience in an independent school is preferred, but not required
Degree in Music Education (Elementary)
Master’s degree preferred, but not required
Americans with Disability Specifications:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
About Carolina Day School
Carolina Day School, nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, is an independent, Pre K-12, secular, college preparatory school. We enroll approximately 630 students across four divisions: Lower School, Key School, Middle School, and Upper School.