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Laboratory Schools: Music Teacher â€“ Orchestra, Middle School, Part-Time
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR16035
Location: Chicago, IL
Job Summary: Â Â
Music teachers report to their respective Principals, as well as the Music Department Chair. Music teachers are responsible for the planning, implementation, and delivery of curriculum, as well as supervision of students both in and outside of the classroom. They must also work collaboratively with members of their own department, administration, faculty, and support staff, throughout the entire school.
Team-teaching 8th grade and high school orchestra.
Perform weekly tuning and instrument maintenance.
Work collaboratively with orchestra colleagues in a co-teaching environment to meet student needs.
Monitor and report on the performance of students, recognize problems, and coordinate with administrators, other teachers, and parents, to correct identified problems.Â
Members of the Music Department are expected to participate in the scheduled performances for each academic year.Â Students participate in concerts, festivals, and solo and ensemble contests.Â
Music Department members are also expected to actively pursue professional development in the areas of pedagogy, teaching techniques, and technology relevant to the field and subject, to provide students with a learning experience of the highest quality.Â
All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2022.
Quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students.
Interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills required.
Work independently and as part of a team required.
Manage stressful situations required.
Maintain confidentiality required.
Work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet the deadlines required.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Education: Â Â
Bachelor's degree in music education or music required.
Master's degree in music education or music preferred.
Experience working with the beginning, intermediate and advanced string students required.
Experience teaching sectionals and full orchestra required.
Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language, and nationality.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Knowledge of cello and bass techniques required.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Strong knowledge of child development is required.
Develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
Use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/scheduling software, etc.) required.
Â Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
Move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property.
When appropriate, escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of the building during arrival and dismissal, and in an emergency situation.
Demonstrate lessons, when appropriate.
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