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.
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.
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
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