Good Shepherd Episcopal School seeks a collaborative individual to teach, enrich, and reinforce the Early Childhood music program while caring for the whole child. The Early Childhood Music Teacher will plan, supervise, and implement the music program for the early childhood classes in accordance with the policies, curriculum, and philosophy of the school and treat each child with dignity and respect. The Music Teacher will provide, not only for each child’s musical foundation, but also help develop social and emotional maturity. In addition, the Early Childhood Music Teacher will assess and monitor student progress, maintain an orderly classroom, and revise and update the curriculum as necessary.
The Early Childhood Music Teacher will attend all required meetings and public-relations events and participate in school committees and in extra-curricular activities as required. He or she will uphold and support the mission of the Episcopal Church and the school, meet all teacher expectations and duties as outlined in the Employee Manual, and collaborate with colleagues while maintaining a positive team attitude.
The ideal candidate is a strong, dedicated professional with an astute understanding of child development and how young children learn. The preferred qualifications for the ideal candidate are as follows:
Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education required
Orff Certified: required (minimum of Level I or willing to take others in the near future)
Orff Schulwerk Certification (Three Levels)
Competent musical instrument accompaniment
Minimum of 2 years experience with elementary or preschool
An understanding of early childhood music and movement
Able to communicate musical concepts and instructions clearly
Patience in dealing with students of differing abilities
Prepared to work outside of school hours
To apply for the Early Childhood Music Teacher position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and copy of your teacher certification to Toni Luciano, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.
About Good Shepherd Episcopal School
Good Shepherd Episcopal School is a coeducational institution located in north Dallas serving 600 students in prekindergarten through eighth grade. The school’s mission is to inspire children to learn with confidence, serve with compassion, and lead with courage.