National Presbyterian School, an independent, coeducational elementary (Nursery-6th grade) school located in Washington, DC, is seeking a full-time Lower Division Music teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.
The Lower Division Music teacher supports the mission of the school through developing and overseeing an excellent music program. Responsibilities include planning, implementing, and managing a singing -based music curriculum in the Nursery—1st grade Lower Division as well as 2nd Grade. The Music teacher will instruct, guide, and support students towards mastery of musical fundamentals and music literacy by moving sequentially thorough age-appropriate repertoire. Key components of the position also include overseeing and maintaining all music curriculum documents for Nursery-2nd grade and ensuring that the Lower Division music curriculum is enjoyable and purposefully implemented for developmentally appropriate musical learning.
Additional responsibilities consist of serving as Chorus Director for students in 4th-6th grade, as well as coordinating music for weekly Lower Division Chapel, monthly all-school assemblies and special events. The Lower Division Music teacher will also contribute to NPS extracurricular musical programs such as Songbirds class for PK-1st Grade students and/or the Spring Musical for 5th-6th grade.
In candidates, NPS is looking for the following qualifications:
Possesses a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Music Education, with a master’s preferred
Several years of experience teaching music in an elementary school setting
Knowledge of early childhood and child development
Kodaly or Orff Schulwerk training a plus, certification preferred
Piano accompanying skills necessary
Comfortable singing and teaching a cappella
Demonstrated ability to think and plan resourcefully, creatively, and collaboratively
Excellent people skills, able to connect with and engage children, parents, and colleagues
Individuals interested in applying for this position should send a resume, cover letter, and references to Laura Primrose, Director of Lower Division, at email@example.com by March 15, 2019.
About National Presbyterian School
National Presbyterian School, an independent, co-educational 300 student elementary (Age 3-6th Grade) day school located in Washington, DC. Founded in 1969 as an educational mission of the National Presbyterian Church, National Presbyterian School is a traditional elementary school dedicated to educational excellence in an ecumenical Christian environment. A loving and inclusive community, NPS strives to help children develop intellectual, spiritual, and personal foundations that will serve them throughout their lives.