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Job Type:
Full Time
Apply To:
Jon Hall
jhall@westfieldfriends.org
Divisions:
Middle School, Lower School
Grade Levels:
Preschool/Nursery, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Job Description:

Position: Music Teacher (Grades PreK-8)


Westfield Friends School is searching for a full time music teacher beginning in the Fall of 2019. A degree or higher in music education is very strongly preferred. Candidates should possess a high level of energy, strong classroom management skills, and a positive and collaborative spirit. Preferred candidates will be able to integrate teaching and technology, demonstrate excellent communication skills, collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and parents, embrace the idea of working with children with a range of needs and abilities from diverse backgrounds, and offer a broad commitment to the extracurricular life of the school. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.



Position Purpose

To develop in students musical fundamentals through a variety of musical experiences, while encouraging the ability to collaborate and create.  We are seeking an energetic, ambitious, hard-working, and talented musical individual, who is good at connecting with students, faculty, and the community.


Primary Responsibility

The music teacher is a full-time member of the school faculty and is responsible for all of the duties that accompany that position. The primary responsibility is to teach music and support the school plays and performances while providing a responsible, supportive and safe environment for the students. The position has many functions, these include but are not limited to:



I. Teach general music, choral, Orff and folk instrumental instruction to all classes as schedule outlines

II. Pianist – selection and accompaniment of meeting songs for weekly Meeting for Worship, also for the teaching and accompanying of vocal/choral music during general music classes and for performances as required


II. Musical Director:

A. Plan and prepare a performance for parents at Thanksgiving to include all grades

B. Selection of music in coordination with the 8th grade teacher for the Christmas play


C. Selection of music for all grade level performances, including choral and/or instrumental or any

   combination of those to complement the theme of the play


Other Responsibilities


  • Differentiate instruction when needed to meet the needs of a variety of students with different learning styles, as well as areas of strength and weakness

  • Conduct parent-teacher conferences to promote constructive home-school communication

  • Use Renweb (student information system) to communicate student work and assignments, as well as to communicate with parents.

  • Use assessment and evaluation tools to guide instructional decisions; maintain accurate, up-to-date records and communicate results in a timely manner with regard to student progress and performance

  • Perform other professional duties as assigned by the Head of School, manage resources effectively and meet deadlines and meeting schedules set by the School



 

Applicant Requirements:
Education:

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:


  • Well versed with multiple instruments (including piano and strings). Additional instrumental teaching experience preferred for small chamber ensembles.

  • Have solid vocal teaching knowledge and be able to model good singing. Solid vocal pedagogy for training young singers

  • The ideal candidate is an outstanding musician and passionate about working with children

  • Experienced in developing a vocal ensemble with groups of mixed experience and skill

  • Comfortable with a broad repertoire of music

  • Enthusiastic about working collaboratively to build curriculum and improve pedagogy

  • Degree in music education is very strongly preferred


Reports to: Head of School


Westfield Friends School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and educational philosophy to Dr. Jon Hall, Head of School, at jhall@westfieldfriends.org by Feb 22,  2015.  Please only include MUSIC TEACHER in the subject line of your email.



Job Posting Expiration Date: 02/22/2019
Non-discriminatory Statement:
Preschool/Nursery, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Position Level:
Middle School, Lower School
School Name:  Westfield Friends School
Street Address: 2201 Riverton Road
City: Cinnaminson
State: NJ
Zip Code: 08077
Country:
Phone: 856-829-0895
Fax:
Head of School: Jon Hall
Founding Date:
Accreditation:
Day / Boarding: Day Only
Age / Grade Levels: Preschool-8
Enrollment Size:
Website: http://www.westfieldfriends.org
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Admissions Contact:
Admissions Email:


08/08/2018 2201 Riverton Road
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

2201 Riverton Road
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077


jhall@westfieldfriends.org School


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