We seek an experienced and energetic Part-Time Music Teacher to lead our music program. We believe in cultivating children's social and cultural sensitivities through music, in educating the whole child, and in empowering children to use music to express their creativity.
The teacher will be expected to collaborate on projects with teachers across the school, developing musical performances to showcase our students' learning. The teacher will also be expected to use the city as a classroom and introduce our children to the richness of music experiences and professionals around us.
About the Music Program
Our Music program spans the preschool through grade eight. Children learn through music exploration and music education. They will learn how to make and appreciate music and learn how sing; no prior skills in singing or playing are required.
Responsibilities (this list represents highlights):
Lead the delivery and development of the music curriculum for the school
Prepare instructional course materials for an exploration-based class format
Use the city as a classroom and invite professional musicians to speak with students
Assess children's progress and issue reports
Communicate proactively with families
Collaborate with colleagues to develop musical performances
Participate in professional development that involves studying others' best practices
Lead a student club or other major activity
Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
Master's-level training in music, music education, or a related field
A record of success nurturing children through the rigors and joys of musical exploration
Experience producing musical performances
Experience developing rigorous curricula
Understanding of the importance of the playfulness of children making music
Experience building rapport with children and their families
Experience supporting the social-emotional learning needs of children
Experience working with a creative, collaborative team
About The Cathedral School
The Cathedral School is a private, co-educational preschool through middle school committed to fostering the natural curiosity, intelligence, and creativity of children through a classical education approach. We adhere to the ancient Greek tradition of paideia, which views education as character formation, responsibility, and the pursuit of excellence in all its forms. Our children consistently gain entry into New York City’s selective public and competitive private high schools. The academic program is rigorous; the setting is nurturing.
Learn more at www.cathedralschoolny.org