Elementary General Music Teacher

Uncommon Schools
Brooklyn, NY
$64,000 to $96,900
Posted On:
August 1, 2023


Uncommon Schools seeks an accomplished, passionate Elementary Music Teacher to join our faculty. The position represents an exciting opportunity to join a growing program that is dedicated to developing excellence in musical talent throughout the K-12 education of our scholars. Our general music pedagogy is grounded in the Orff and Kodaly approaches. Our music program includes singing, movement, playing instruments, and music literacy in every class, with students engaged in as much active music-making as possible. Instrumental instruction includes recorder (in third grade), unpitched percussion, and Orff instruments.


- Implement network-provided curricula and activities to meet music-specific academic standards; - Teach all music-based content including but not limited to singing, dance and movement, elementary instrumental (recorder, Orff instruments, drumming) music; - Develop music literacy lesson components related to teaching rhythm and pitch notation, solfege reading and singing, improvisation and composition - High-level collaboration with Enrichment teachers and Director of Operations to create and plan for multiple performances throughout the school year - Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards; - Support school instructional and cultural needs including but not limited to academic teaching coverage, test proctoring, daily systems duties, additional supportive duties - Participate in collaborative curriculum development, department activities, and school-wide functions; - Develops strong classroom management skills congruent with Uncommon Schools system of management; - Be accountable for students’ mastery of musical standards; - Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues; and - Participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training.