Music Teacher, Grades 2-5 for the 2023-2024 School Year
Trevor Day School seeks candidates for a full-time Lower School Music Teacher for 2nd through 5th Grade for the 2023-2024 School Year. This faculty member will collaborate with Trevor’s music department in planning and following a balanced music program, including leading twice weekly music classes for each grade. The chosen candidate will work closely with one other Lower School Music teacher, grade-level teachers, and administration.
We seek a dynamic, energetic, and creative music teacher who can inspire students through guided exploration and discovery, who practices a student-centered musical education philosophy that values both process and product, and who engages in a multicultural pedagogy. The chosen candidate will deliver a curriculum that explores a wide variety of music instruction, including choral and instrumental technique, music literacy, notation and theory, and a study of multicultural music styles. The chosen candidate should be skilled at teaching healthy vocal technique, age-appropriate movement and dance, basic music reading skills, brass and woodwind technique, and be familiar with Orff pedagogy and the Kodály Method. Throughout 2nd and 5th grade, they will introduce a wide array of instruments along a developmental continuum, including recorder, percussion, woodwinds, brass, and strings.
The chosen candidate is responsible for teaching community songs, which are sung at Lower School assemblies once a month. They are also expected to lead winter and spring music concerts for each grade and to collaborate with our 4th- and 5th-grade team in the annual spring musical theater production.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred, as well as a minimum of three years’ experience in music instruction
Experience teaching music in a school setting with a broad range of elementary school students
Ability to arrange music for a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles
Ability to play and teach a wide range of instruments including, but not limited to recorder, piano, percussion, pitched percussion, flute, clarinet, and trumpet
Experience in music and vocal pedagogy for children
Ability to create an educational environment that helps students enjoy and appreciate music
Ability to collaborate with colleagues across divisions in order to support curricula that benefit the larger community
Ability to teach to a range of learning styles; comfortable with differentiated instruction
Ability to track students’ progress and needs, and report effectively in written and verbal form
Passion for the subject matter and for the craft of teaching
Curiosity, collaboration skills, flexibility, and a sense of humor
Commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusivity
Dedication to professional growth and school-wide initiatives
Experience and/or interest in using technology to enhance classroom learning
Trevor Day School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Trevor Day School is committed to maintaining an atmosphere of collaborative learning, to building a diverse community based on mutual respect, and to fostering the integration of technology into our learning processes.