Teach classes of about 20 students in the context of an integrated curriculum
Increase the skillsets of elementary and middle school students to further understand music concepts, music performance, the performing arts, the history of music, and the role of music in other disciplines
Work with a team to continue ongoing development of K–8 music curriculum scope and sequence
Work to ensure academic excellence by fully knowing students and adapting curriculum to meet needs
Fulfill duties, responsibilities, and commitments as outlined in the handbook “Working at The School at Columbia University”
Collaborate with a team of teachers in the design and implementation of an integrated curriculum
Keep careful anecdotal and assessment records and use them to write accurate, comprehensive reports
Commit to the social mission of The School, which requires differentiation to meet the needs of a diverse community
Participate fully in the demanding life of The School
A., B.S., B.F.A., or B. Mus. degree or an equivalent degree or educational qualification from an accredited college or university
At least two years of full-time teaching experience beyond student teaching in public or independent schools
Strong communication abilities, including speaking and writing
Commitment to equity and justice, including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
Commitment to collegiality, curriculum design, anecdotal record keeping, and integrated thematic teaching
Wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests
Experience with and/or certified in Orff-Schulwerk, Kodály, or Dalcroze
Experience teaching elementary and middle school band and/or chorus
For more information, visit The School at Columbia University’s employment website at www.theschool.columbia.edu/employment
All candidates must submit an official application via
Columbia University’s Recruitment of Academic Personnel website:
Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer—race/gender/disability/veteran.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 985-12381
About The School at Columbia University
The School at Columbia University is an independent K-8 school founded in 2003 with the goal of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body. Our intentional school culture embraces shared beliefs across disciplines and grades, which underlie important values expressed through everyday behaviors and visible symbols throughout our community:
Collaboration: Encouraging creative problem-solving in dynamic groups where outcomes are not always predictable, but ultimately greater than any individual perspective could envision.
Community: Promoting inclusivity, facilitating open communication, and providing clear expectations to all members of the community to ensure a healthy, productive environment, inside and outside the school.
Diversity: Reveling in an environment of myriad learning experiences that address important aspects of diversity, including identity development, anti-bias skills, and the idea that difference is better.
Innovation: Taking thoughtful risks grounded in current research, putting new technologies to work in classrooms, and always seeking new approaches to learning to provide a meaningful 21st-century education to all students.