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Washington Waldorf School has multiple openings for Music Teachers | Bethesda, MD

G1-G8 Music Teacher Part or Full Time

The Washington Waldorf School, located in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking hourly to full-time teacher(s) to fill the following positions:

Grades 1-3 General Music (6 classes/week)

Singing, choroi flutes, singing games, story. Each class meets twice weekly.

Grades 1-3 Lyres (6 classes/week)

Developing listening skills, teaching basic lyre technique, developing lyre curriculum. Each class meets once per week. Candidate should have a Waldorf lyre playing and teaching background, or a willingness and interest in being trained.

Grades 4-8 Strings Program Director (8 classes/week)

Work to further develop an established program. Hire and oversee adjunct teachers. Candidate should have strong musical and conducting skills. Background in violin, viola, or cello preferred, but not required. All students receive private instruction.

Full-time teachers will have the following additional responsibilities:

  • Work with students with a variety of learning styles and different levels of skill and ability
  • Develop curriculum
  • Participate in continued professional development
  • Attend faculty meetings and committee meetings
  • Attend and assist in school events
  • Work collaboratively with Music Director, colleagues, and parents
  • Manage and maintain classroom(s) and supplies

Requirements for full-time or hourly positions include a bachelors degree or higher. Experience teaching grades 1-8 and/or Waldorf teaching credentials is preferred. Candidates without Waldorf teaching credentials will be required to participate in additional professional development.

Full time faculty are eligible for health, life, and disability insurance, as well as tuition remission. A retirement plan is available after one year of full-time employment. Salary is based on experience.

The Washington Waldorf School is located on a beautiful six-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland, minutes from Washington, DC. Our enrollment is about 300 students, from early childhood through grade 12. We are fully accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) and the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), and we are members of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW).

Our mission is to cultivate each student’s capacity to think clearly, feel compassionately, and act purposefully in the world. We are committed to the educational movement inspired by the pioneering work of Rudolf Steiner and advanced by Waldorf teachers worldwide.

For more information about our school see our website at www.washingtonwaldorf.org. For more information about Waldorf education see the AWSNA website at www.waldorfeducation.org.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn: Steve Smith, or by mail to:

Washington Waldorf School
4800 Sangamore Road
Bethesda, MD 20816

www.washingtonwaldorf.org


Nevada Sage Waldorf School has an opening for a Grades Music Teacher | Reno, NV

Our faculty is seeking a like-minded colleague who is committed to collegial collaboration, self-development, and excellence in teaching.

Job Description

The Grades Music Teacher instructs students in grades 1-8 in several musical modalities:

  • Pentatonic Instruments
  • Recorder
  • Voice/choir
  • Woodwinds
  • Symphonic Ensemble

The content of instruction will be determined, in part, by the skill set that the music teacher currently possesses and develops over time through professional development.

A Music Teacher is expected to be committed to and actively support the mission and educational goals of Nevada Sage Waldorf School. The Teacher shall teach from a foundation of the Waldorf educational philosophy, and integrate this foundation with other current educational approaches.  A Music Teacher is responsible for meeting the educational needs of assigned students and for providing appropriate instruction as prescribed by the Nevada Sage Waldorf School curriculum and grade level standards.
Particular emphasis will be placed on the following areas: academic excellence, developmentally appropriate curriculum, consideration of individual student differences, development of social skills, thorough lesson preparation, artistic presentation and classroom management.

Expectations and Responsibilities

A Music Teacher shall participate in the development and improvement of the school’s pedagogy through an active role in faculty meetings and other events where faculty attendance is important (such as back-to-school night, festivals, parent education events, etc.). In order to continuously improve his/her teaching ability, a Music Teacher is expected to actively seek and participate in teacher enrichment opportunities, continuing education, workshops, reading publications, etc.

A Music Teacher is expected to actively engage parents in their children’s education, and shall provide appropriate and timely feedback regarding student’s growth, development and progress.  The teacher shall foster healthy, positive relationships with each parent and among the parent group.

About Our School

Nevada Sage Waldorf School is located in the sunny Reno-Tahoe area between the foot of the magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range and within the beautiful high desert.  There are plenty of opportunities to connect with nature year-round; skiing, hiking, swimming and mountain biking at nearby mountains, lakes and rivers.  Reno also offers a thriving arts and cultural community.  Lake Tahoe is only a 45-minute drive, and Rudolf Steiner College is two hours away.  Combined with the unique opportunity for beauty, recreation, and growth that the Reno-Tahoe area offers, this is a foundational time to join our growing school.

At our school, you will find an amazing educational culture with engaged and happy students and a dedicated faculty.  Our parents are enthusiastic and involved, and our board is supportive and visionary.

The school is 17-years-old and offers preschool through 5th grade, with plans to expand each year through 8th grade.  As a Developing Member of AWSNA our school continues to grow under the guidance of the wider Waldorf school and Anthroposophical movement.

To learn more about our school, visit our website at nevadasagewaldorf.org.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please email a letter of interest, brief biography, curriculum vitae and three references to administrator@nevadasagewaldorf.org. Include ‘Grades Music Teacher’ in the subject of the email. You are also welcome to call Kelli Anastassatos, Administrator, with any questions – 775-348-6622.


Journey School has an opening for a Music Teacher: Singing and Recorder | Aliso Viejo, CA

Position Objective: This position will be responsible for recorder and voice instruction with the goal of developing a strong musical and choral experience for our students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum educational level: Bachelor’s degree in Music (or its equivalency)
  • Experience teaching elementary and middle-school students
  • Experience conducting chorus and/or orchestra
  • Proficiency in piano and/or an orchestral instrument
  • Proficiency with recorders
  • Certificate or MEd in Waldorf Education preferred
  • An understanding of Waldorf school music pedagogy and/or Waldorf teaching experience preferred
  • Open to colleagueship and the development of strong, collaborative professional
    relationships
  • Leadership and organizational skills and experience, including basic computing skills
  • Ability to communicate well with students, colleagues and parents
  • Health and Safety Training (Current CPR & First Aid certification, Blood Borne
    Pathogen Training, TB Clearance)

Hired by: Administration

Accountable to and Evaluated by: Administration

Salary and Hours:

This is a part-time position compensated at an hourly and/or per lesson rate. Work calendar and schedule in accordance with school’s administrative calendar. Accountable to, hired and evaluated by: Journey School’s Administrator

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver music/song/recorder lessons (typically twice per week for each class)
  • Develop a strong music curriculum of age-appropriate learning aligned with Waldorf
    principles of child development
  • Provide Main Class Teachers with additional music to use during Main Lesson
  • Ensure excellent student behavior during class through use of firm expectations, positive
    behavior reinforcement and excellent classroom management
  • Work with students with a variety of learning styles and different levels of skill and ability
  • Support and implement accommodations, services and supports listed on SST documents, 504 plans and IEP documents
  • Order, manage and maintain classroom(s) and supplies and work within the budgeted funds allocated to the music program
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and parents
  • Complete Administrative tasks (lesson planning, assessments/grading, communication
    behavior management follow through, etc.)
  • Provide First Aid as necessary
  • Attend to student supervision duties as needed or assigned
  • Attend school meetings and events (as requested) such as: Back to School Night, Open
  • House, Council Meetings, Staff Meetings, Community Meetings and Committee Meetings
  • Seek and attend professional development opportunities and conferences/training in
    music/education
  • Abide by Journey School Professional Standards
  • Contribute to evaluation process
  • Other duties as assigned
    • Other considerations:
    • Demonstrate confidentiality in all student situations
    • Share your concerns and observations about student academic performance and/or behavior directly with the primary teacher and/or administration

To apply, please contact:

Gavin Keller, Administrator
gavin@journeyschool.net