Grammar School Music Teacher

The Geneva School Published: March 14, 2019
Winter Park, Florida
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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.