The Elementary Music Teacher at St. Peter’s School is responsible for creating an innovative music curriculum, providing learning experiences in music and the performing arts, and supervising students in a positive, creative climate that develops the talents of each student in the field of music. Reviewing the scope and sequence of the Arts Program, working in conjunction with the other Arts Faculty to create interdisciplinary units, and sharing resources and developing unique and distinctive musical opportunities for the St. Peter’s students are all priorities of this position.
While the primary responsibilities for this role will be teaching Preschool through Third Grade music classes, there are opportunities to be involved with music throughout the school. Working with our Upper School (Fifth - Eighth Grade) Chorus, teaching handbells or guitar, helping students in our Recording Studio, and collaborating with other faculty to bring music into the classroom are all likely possibilities depending upon the experience of the candidate.
Prepares and implements music classes, and provides leadership within the music department.
Utilizes inclusive repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and modern selections, which are appropriate for the age and developmental level of each class.
Provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their musical ability and encourages students to show pride in their work and their school.
Fosters a joy and enthusiasm for music-making throughout the school.
Works with the Upper School Chorus and other musical groups as needed.
Plans, rehearses and directs students in musical programs for the school.
Organizes and facilitates Student Music Recitals throughout the year (three events)
Evaluates each student’s musical growth and performance and reports to parents about student progress throughout the year.
Listens and responds to student and parent concerns in a responsible and constructive manner.
Implements a variety of instructional and assessment methods to meet the students where they are academically.
Integrates use of educational technology, design-thinking, experiential education, and project-based learning
Actively supports the school’s mission, philosophy, and school policies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and list of three references via email with the subject line “Music” to Kate Seltzer, Assistant Head of School at email@example.com
Bachelor’s degree in music or related field and a minimum of 3+ years experience teaching music
Master’s degree is preferable
Knowledge of and practice in current music education and innovative approaches to teaching music
Ability to work as a member of a team
Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to interact with students of all ages, parents, and co-workers
About St. Peter's School
St. Peter’s School is a Pre-School through 8th grade independent school in historic Philadelphia. It serves families from all parts of Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. The school is distinguished by its small size and its commitment to civility, kindness, and excellence. St. Peter’s (est. 1834) offers an innovative approach to curriculum including Humanities, STEAM (PS - Gr. 8), literature and the Arts, as well as French, Social Emotional Learning, and PE/sports. Extended day and full summer programs are available.