7/8s-9/10s Music Teacher (2nd - 4th Grade) February - June 2024 (Leave Replacement) Option for part-time work in October 2023 - January 2024
Start Date: February 1, 2024 Full-time, 5 days a week 8 am-4 pm each day except Wednesday, 8 am-5 pm for faculty meetings Start Date: February 1, 2024
Salary: $49K - $109K annually, based on faculty union PayScale and pro-rated for time employed Position Summary: The Bank Street School for Children is seeking a passionate, knowledgeable, and team-oriented Music teacher, who can serve as half-year sabbatical leave replacement teaching grades 2-4. There is also an option for the person taking this role to work part-time (paid hourly) in the fall semester as a Chorus Assistant for the same grade levels, partnering closely with the Middle School Music Teacher who will be leaving on sabbatical in the spring. In general, a commitment to emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development, a progressive approach to teaching and learning, and an interest in professional growth are expected.
QUALIFICATIONS: - Bachelor's degree in music education or related field; a master's degree is preferable - Proficiency in reading music and keyboard skills, including transposing and sight-reading - Knowledge of child development, progressive education, and constructivist teaching - At least three years of teaching Elementary general music and choral directing/conducting - Desire to work collaboratively utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to education Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to diversity, social justice, and equity - Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills - Skilled in designing instruction that is data-driven, differentiated, and actively engaging - Experience in developing hands-on, developmentally appropriate Music curricula
RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Teaching group singing, music games, pitched and unpitched percussion (xylophone and choir chimes experience preferred), with emphasis on music literacy, to the 2nd-4th graders, usually in half groups - Directing three choruses, one for each grade level 2nd - 4th, organizing dress rehearsals and concerts in the spring - Delivering a culturally-sustaining music curriculum that is responsive to children's identity development - Collaborate with the music teacher to write end-of-year reports - Designing, organizing, sharing, and maintaining the music room and the auditorium with the music department - Differentiating instruction to support group and individual student learning - Communicating progress and concerns with families through email as necessary and a written report in the spring - Attending regular division, department, and supervisory meetings - Supporting the division head with planning and running monthly middle school assemblies, including the 4th-grade moving-up assembly. - Performs other duties, such as arrival and dismissal, if assigned
If you are only interested in either the part time position in the first half of the year, or the full time half year position in the second half the school year, please indicate this in your cover letter. TO APPLY: please submit application on our website Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs. In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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