Lower School Music Teacher – Part Time

The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Chicago, Illinois
Posted On:
February 28, 2023


Job Summary: Music teachers report to their respective Principals, as well as the Music Department Chair. Music teachers are responsible for the planning, implementation, and delivery of the curriculum, as well as supervision of students both in and outside of the classroom. They must also work collaboratively with members of their own department, administration, faculty, and support staff, throughout the entire School. Responsibilities: Teaching 3rd grade general music and 5th grade choir Work collaboratively with music colleagues in a co-teaching environment to meet student needs Music teachers have the responsibility to monitor and report on the performance of students, recognize problems, and coordinate with administrators, other teachers, and parents, to correct identified problems. The Music Department consists of sixteen faculty members, supported by a project manager. The Department is responsible for the music education of students in grades nursery through twelve. Courses taught by the Music Department include general music, band, choir, orchestra, jazz band, music history, music theory, and digital music production. Music department members are also expected to actively pursue professional development in the areas of pedagogy, teaching techniques, and technology relevant to the field and subject, to provide students with a learning experience of the highest quality. In addition, members of the Music Department are expected to participate in the scheduled concerts for each academic year (at present, each ensemble performs an average of two concerts per academic year). Duties include instructing and supervising 3-5th grade students providing music classroom instruction; creating a nurturing, challenging, inclusive, and supportive classroom environment that fosters mutual respect and age-appropriate levels of independence and collaboration; monitoring the performance of students and communicating concerns with administrators, other teachers, and learning/counseling faculty, and parents. This is a part-time position. All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreem


Preferred Qualifications Education: Bachelor\'s Degree in Music Education required. Master\'s Degree preferred. Kodaly training required Choral instruction required Orff training preferred Coursework or degree that reflects multicultural content preferred. Experience: A minimum of three years of teaching experience is preferred. Experience working with Lower School (grades 3-5) students in a general music preferred Experience teaching beginning choir preferred Experience developing Kodaly curriculum preferred Piano experience preferred Experience working with a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language, and nationality. Preferred Competencies Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students. Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required. Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students. Strong knowledge of course subject matter required. Knowledge of instructional methodologies required. Strong knowledge of child development required. Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required. Analytical skills required. Problem-solving skills required. Decision-making skills required. Attention to detail required. Organizational skills required. Computational skills required. Creativity required. Verbal and written communication skills Interpersonal skills required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Ability to manage stressful situations required. Ability to maintain confidentiality required. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required. Ability to use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/schedule software, etc.) required. Working Conditions Ability to move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community. Ability to move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property When appropriate, the ability to escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of the building during arrival and dismissal, and in an emergency situation. Ability to demonstrate lessons, when appropriate. Application Documents Resume Cover letter Professional References

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