Position Title: Upper School, Choral Music Instructor
Department: Upper School
Reports To: Head of the Upper School
Position Purpose: The Upper School Music Instructor is responsible for preparing curriculum and teaching Choral Music at the upper school level and creating a dynamic learning environment for students in the class. Interested candidates need to be able to lead 2 different choirs and potential electives like digital music, A cappella, AP Music Theory, or musical theater. Ability and willingness to coach or help with the musical will be considered a positive.
Prepare students for two concerts a year and occasional events needed by the school.
Prepare materials and classroom for class activities.
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, assignments, and handouts.
Manage classroom to ensure successful learning for every student.
Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
Teach the curriculum, reflecting knowledge of the subject matter and specific learning styles of your students.
Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions or activities.
Utilize up-to-date technology into lesson plans and classroom management.
Find opportunities for students to participate in competitions individually and as a group.
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
Compile, evaluate, and/or grade students’ class work, reflecting learning styles of students.
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students’ progress.
Maintain contact with students and parents with effective and regular communication.
Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
Participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of curricula, course materials, and methods of instruction.
Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of upper school programs.
Maintain expertise in field through ongoing professional development, demonstrating a commitment to field of study or knowledge of learning styles.
Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
Work with grade level teachers to plan for and coordinate exhibitions and events throughout the school year on and off campus.
Support arts education in all three divisions in order to build a cohesive and dynamic program.
Collaborate with other arts faculty on the development of the overall arts program.
Encourage and foster relationships with local and national professional and educational choral music organizations.
Bachelor degree in related subject
A minimum of three years teaching choral music or related experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Understanding technology in curriculum design and classroom presentation
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