Position: Part-time Handbell Instructor
Founded in 1888, The Baldwin School is a non-sectarian college preparatory, independent day school, Pre-K to Grade 12, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in all-girls education. In a nurturing atmosphere that reflects socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity, our girls strive to develop scholarship, leadership and citizenship within a community that emphasizes intellectual rigor, ethical integrity, and independence of thought. More information is available on our website www.baldwinschool.org.
The Baldwin School seeks applicants for the position of a part-time Handbell Instructor for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year who is qualified to teach 8th grade handbell classes and direct two select Upper School handbell choirs. All Baldwin teachers participate in the life of the School and support the School's mission. The successful candidate will be able to engage students positively, and interact productively with colleagues and parents. We seek candidates interested in working collaboratively on innovative curriculum design and development. In addition to the work in the classroom, all Baldwin faculty members are expected to engage in those duties typical of independent day school life (advising students, moderating clubs, chaperoning events, etc.). Successful candidates will have an understanding of and appreciation for girls' education.
- Introduce students to foundational concepts and skills
- In partnership with the department chair and Performing Arts colleagues, develop appropriate curriculum and lessons to ensure a cohesive learning trajectory, including repertoire selection and performance preparation
- Work with the Performing Arts department to plan, prepare, and perform music in the Middle and Upper School concerts as well as other assemblies throughout the school year
- Coordinate auditions for the Upper School Ensembles
- Schedule routine maintenance and repair of multiple sets of handbells and chimes, as needed every several years
- Create an inclusive and supportive classroom community, establishing routines and building relationships with students; use positive guidance, offering helpful feedback and exhibiting patience, empathy and respect.
- Differentiate instruction and materials to meet the diverse needs and learning styles of all students.
- Assess student progress and adjust teaching plans accordingly; provide students with regular and timely feedback about their progress.
- Collaborate with colleagues to design interdisciplinary and project-based learning curricular experiences.
- Maintain an ongoing dialogue with parents about student progress, through emails, phone calls, report-writing and in-person conferences; maintain strong communication with colleagues, families, and administration.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's Degree and course work in related field
- 3-5 years teaching experience.
- Experience with student-centered teaching, project-based learning, interdisciplinary curriculum planning, and authentic measures of student learning.
- Experience integrating technology, including Google applications, laptop/iPads, SMART Board, etc., into teaching practice to support learning and deepen projects.
- Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students outside the classroom.
- A commitment to creating an inclusive classroom community that allows for a multitude of perspectives to be heard and respected.
- Positive attitude towards students, staff and faculty.
- Strong interpersonal skills and effective communication (written and verbal).
Interested candidates, please send cover letter, resume with 3 references.
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