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K-5 Music Teacher - Redwood Day

  • Job Description:
    Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 385 students and 80+ faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other's differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.

    Job Description and Desired Qualifications:
    The K-5 music program nurtures the love of music while laying a strong foundation for understanding musical concepts and developing musical skills. The program introduces students to the basic elements of music. These elements come to life through a diverse range of repertoire and learning experiences, which use speech, rhyme, games, singing, dance, movement, listening, body percussion and musical instruments (such as unpitched percussion instruments, boomwhackers, xylophones, and recorders). This is a full-time position, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays), with up to the equivalent of 28 classes per cycle. Dedicated K-5 music room

    Regular K-5 music instruction:
    Each class (2 per grade) twice per 6-day cycle
    Teaching Redwood Day Chorus (after school) - Grades 4th-8th
    Direct Lower School Musical - Grades 4th-5th
    Perform all other assigned school-related duties (e.g. recess supervision, meetings, etc.) Maximum class size is 22 students

    Essential Requirements:
    Classroom music teaching experience
    Choral directing experience
    Instrumental proficiency (piano, guitar, recorder)
    Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and good classroom management skills.

    Desired Qualifications and Traits:
    Teaching credential or Masters Degree (MM) in Music (preferred)
    Orff levels training and Kodaly knowledge helpful
    Ability to teach strings classes desirable but not required

    Compensation/Benefits:
    Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.

    Limitations and Disclaimer:
    The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is "at-will". All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.

    Apply:
    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form and submit it electronically by January 22 , 2018 to Kelly Nelson and Cheryl Ting. Non-discrimination Policy: Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, religion color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful consideration by federal, state or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one's gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.
  • More Information:Full job Listing
  • School
    Redwood Day
    Oakland, California, United States of America
    Start Date: August 17,2018
    Teaching only, Full Time Permanent
  • Contact
    Kelly Nelson and Cheryl Ting
    lsmusicjob-2018@rdschool.org
    510-534-0800
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