Westerly School is seeking an experienced part-time Instrumental Music Instructor for the 2017-18 school year to support Westerly’s K-8 program. Westerly seeks an instrumental music teacher with a broad repertoire and prior teaching experience at the upper elementary and middle school level who can create a dynamic balance of instrumental and general musical knowledge in the curriculum. Concerts, smaller recitals, and community meeting performances occur throughout the year. The school seeks an energetic, collaborative, creative individual who has enthusiasm for working with upper elementary and middle school students. Candidates must have a strong understanding of child development, enjoy close partnership with parents, work collaboratively with colleagues and be able to make learning connections for students.
Westerly School is an independent K-8 school, serving a diverse population of approximately 160 students from the greater Long Beach area in modern spacious class rooms. In addition to the wide range of ethnic and racial diversity, the school seeks economic diversity, as well, with a robust financial assistance program serving approximately 40% of the student population. The school offers a vibrant and rigorous academic program complemented by a well-developed set of enrichment offerings. Westerly has a strong tradition of academic excellence addressing the needs of the whole child, connected and integrated learning. Students benefit from small classes, a caring faculty, and expert instruction in art, vocal and instrumental music, Spanish, and physical education. Westerly seeks individuals who seek to continue their growth as professionals, and thus the school budgets funds for professional development.
Responsibilities for the position include teaching, communicating with families and administrators, and lunch coverage. The position requires participation in all aspects of faculty life, including attending faculty meetings and serving on faculty committees. The candidate selected should be available on occasion during the summer to work with administration in order to facilitate a smooth transition into the classroom.