Grammar School Music Teacher
The Geneva School is looking for an experienced, full-time, grammar school music teacher who will plan and teach music to students in K4 through sixth grade. He/she will work to cultivate a rich and inclusive music education experience for all grammar school students. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: teaching music literacy and listening skills; teaching sound, age-appropriate performance practice; assisting in weekly chapels; leading music at grammar school faculty meetings; and working closely with the music director to support the vision and mission of The Geneva School and the music department. He/She will prepare students for a Lessons and Carols service in December and a spring concert in April, in addition to other minor performances during the year. Additional responsibilities may include co-directing the 4-5-6 youth choir one day a week and/or directing the philharmonic orchestra.
Qualified candidates will:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree in music education, either choral or elementary emphasis.
- Be Kodaly and/or Orff certified.
- Play the piano.
- Be committed to a positive and inclusive culture in the music classroom.
- Have creative ideas for differentiating instruction across grade levels.
- Show appreciation for the sacred music tradition.
- Be eager to work with the grade-level teams to plan instruction and integrate music across the curriculum.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate well with parents.
- Display a love for learning and a passion to cultivate that love in their students.
- Agree with the school’s statement of faith, attend and be in good standing with a Christian church, and live a life of discipleship under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
The ideal candidate will:
- Have a bachelor’s degree in choral music education or elementary music education.
- Have a master’s degree in music education.
- Have 3+ years teaching experience.
- Have experience teaching music in a Christian classical school.
- Have experience working with children’s voices.
- Have experience connecting music to other disciplines
- Have the ability to instruct, develop, and manage a small beginning/intermediate orchestra.
- Be active in local music/music educator organizations.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and skill in implementing classical curriculum and pedagogy, and seek to grow in his/her understanding of this tradition in order to re-imagine and embody the richest practices of Christian, liberal arts education.