||Lower Division Music Teacher
The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park’s program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to their greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park’s faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.
Park is currently hiring for a Lower Division Music Teacher for Grades 1 and 3 general music and Grades 4, 7, and 8 chorus. This individual will work under the supervision of the Lower Division Head as a member of the music department. The ideal candidate will have experience working with school-age children, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as a team member. This position is a full-time, 10 month position and will be in person from 7:45 am-3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
- Monitor students and manage classroom behavior during music classes
- Set up and manage the technology for music classes
- Prepare materials for students in the music classes, ie: making copies, adding instruments to the music boxes, etc.
- Participate with the students during the music session
- Meet regularly and partner with the music team and Department Heads
- Serve as a substitute for music classes within the department when faculty need to be out for short periods of time
- Design, plan, and implement student-centered lessons which demonstrate a deep understanding of the academic discipline, curriculum, instruction, child development, and best practices, aligned with the goals and mission of The Park School
- Establish and implement expectations for student safety and conduct; and procedures and routines, consistent with School policies
- Meaningfully integrate technologies into class lessons, for online learning as well as in school learning
- Assess student performance and engagement, including academics, behavior, and social-emotional needs, while communicating directly with students, colleagues, and families both formally and informally when necessary
- Collaborate with all Park School employees as appropriate
- Participate in and contribute to an adult learning community by engaging in meetings, discussions, committees, task forces, and professional development.
- Complete administrative tasks and coverage duties as assigned (student supervision, attendance, reporting, documenting curriculum, etc.)
- Participate in school community activities
- Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.
- Three (3) to five (5) years of teaching experience at the elementary level is preferred.
- Basic knowledge of musical theory
- Singing experience preferred
- Piano accompaniment experience
- Experience integrating the use of academic technology into classroom teaching
- Strong interpersonal skills with students, colleagues, and other adults
- Strong communication skills, including experience in writing student comments and other school-related documents
- Demonstrated experience working in a culturally diverse community
- Motivation for and interest in professional development
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and learning
- To apply, visit the posting on our careers page and click apply. Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.
- The Park School requires all employees to be vaccinated and will require documentation at the start of employment.
- We welcome candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.