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High School GUITAR ENSEMBLE TEACHER for 2017-18 | Chicago, IL

The Chicago Waldorf School is seeking a part-time High School Guitar Ensemble Teacher.

Duties Include:

  • Teaching a Monday and Wednesday mid-morning, cross-grade Guitar Ensemble elective
  • Selecting appropriate repertoire and making arrangements using tablature for the ensemble
  • Leading two or three, 5-minute performances, including one evening music concert
  • Tracking student progress, and writing mid-term and end-of-semester student evaluations
  • Occasional department meetings and check-ins with the Music Coordinator to coordinate performances and to fulfill the aim of the high school music program

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in guitar
  • Successful experience working with youth guitarists in an class/ensemble setting
  • Waldorf teaching experience is highly desired, but not a requirement
  • Knowledge of tablature and of making arrangements for a guitar ensemble
  • A love for working with adolescents
  • Enthusiasm, humor and patience

Course Description:

Guitar Ensemble is an ensemble class rather than a class where one learns to accompany songs. Students will play different parts like in an orchestra. The music will travel through different genres during the year: classical, folk, rock and jazz. Basic note and tablature reading skills will be introduced and there will be opportunities to review basic chords and strumming patterns as well. (Prerequisite: Guitar I or equivalent)

To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to: recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org

* We encourage you to forward this posting to others with appropriate experience who would be interested. All applicants will receive a reply. The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer (see details below).


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.


River Valley Waldorf School is Seeking a Music Teacher for Fall, 2017 | Upper Black Eddy, PA

River Valley Waldorf School sits amid woods and fields, on the bluffs above the mighty Delaware River. Our immediate environment is rural, yet we are conveniently just over an hour from both New York City and Philadelphia; about 40 minutes from the Lehigh Valley. Housed in a former public elementary school building, our programs include grades one through eight, kindergarten, nursery and parent-child classes. We are proud to offer a strong professional development program for our faculty and of our ability to offer a full Waldorf curriculum, which currently includes: Spanish, Handwork, Music, Sculptural Arts (woodworking, clay & soapstone), Gardening and Eurythmy.

We are accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS).

Both our faculty and parent body are tight-knit, supportive and welcoming; committed to community and diversity. River Valley Waldorf School is supported by a Pedagogical Chair, Leadership Council, Administrative Team and Board of Trustees.

Instruction includes general music classes for grades 1 through 6, conducting the 5/6 and 7/8 choruses, conducting the 5/6 and 7/8 orchestras. The music teacher prepares students for assemblies and concerts and may help with music for class plays and may be involved with a larger middle school production. They coordinate individual, on-site instrumental music lessons with outside teachers. The music teacher holds the consciousness of the whole music program and is responsible for delivering the curriculum.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience teacher elementary and middle-school students
  • Experience conducting chorus and orchestra
  • Proficiency in piano and/or an orchestral instrument
  • 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

Candidates should submit a cover letter, brief biographical sketch and CV to:

Annie Porter, Pedagogical Chair
River Valley Waldorf School
1395 Bridgeton Hill Road
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

aporter@rivervalleyschool.org
610-982-5606