The Shipley School, a Pre-Kindergarten through 12 coeducational day school, is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and compassionate participation in the world. Through a strong college preparatory curriculum in the humanities and sciences, the school encourages curiosity, creativity, and respect for intellectual effort. Shipley upholds and promotes moral integrity, a sense of personal achievement and worth, and concern for others at school and in the larger community.
The Shipley School is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.
Design curriculum and teach music instruction PK through 5th grade
Direct 4th and 5th-grade chorus
Direct Cantare, a mixed-grade ensemble that meets weekly, before school
Assist in planning and leading music portion of Lower School and organize music celebrations, divisional concerts and off-campus performances and field trips in conjunction with LS Head and Music Department Chair
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students, families, and administration (including updating curriculum maps)
Differentiate instruction to meet a range of learner
Work with Lower School teachers on interdisciplinary connections and project
Incorporate diversity, inclusion and the teaching of cultural competencies into daily lessons
Complete twice year student progress reports and program description
Collaborate with other teachers in the Music Department and Lower School Administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of the Lower School music programs
Work closely with Music Department colleagues to develop and align curriculum between divisions
Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence
Assume other school duties as required
Master's degree in Education or performance with a focus in vocal arts. Piano skills preferred.
Minimum of two years' experience teaching
Experience designing and implementing a well-rounded general music curriculum, that draws on a range of early music education philosophies
Strong knowledge of child development and current research-based theories and practices
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and be part of an administrative team
Demonstrated ability to develop relationships and make connections with children, parents, teachers, and administrators
Knowledge and/or training in cultural competency
Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills
Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered.
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