Position Summary: River Valley Charter School is currently seeking a kind and creative Music Teacher who is responsible for teaching general music to students in grades 1 - 6. The position is part-time for the remainder of this school year (January 3, 2022 - June 14, 2023), however future full-time employment is possible. The ideal candidate is passionate about cultivating a warm, welcoming, and creative environment in the music classroom, and is committed to our school’s mission to inspire students to be creative problem solvers and critical thinkers who make a positive difference in the world. Features of a RVCS music classroom include: - Small class size, by grade level (14-18 students) - Focus on enjoyment and appreciation of music through singing, moving to music, and playing instruments - Marimbas, drums, fiddles, and ukuleles! Essential Duties and Responsibilities: - Research and create music curriculum and lessons that support the development of the whole child - Plan, rehearse, and lead 2 Music Share performances per year (One for grades 1-3, one for grades 4-6) - Collaborate with other Specialists and classroom teachers to enhance student growth and engagement - Establish a positive relationship with school staff and family communities - Participate in evaluation process for student engagement and demonstration of learning (Progress Reports three times per year) Work Period: Remainder of School Year (January 3 - June 14, 2023) Daily Hours: 11:00 - 3:00, Monday - Thursday Total Hours: Total hours: 16 Preferred Qualifications: - Demonstrated passion for music and inspiring a love of music in children - Bachelor’s degree in education, music, or related field, or equivalent experience - Orff and World Music Drumming and Marimba training preferred - O’Connor Method for Violin Training preferred - Instrumental skills including piano or guitar - Experience planning concerts and events - At least two years of classroom teaching experience - Strong classroom management and interpersonal skills - A collaborative, positive, and professional manner - An understanding of approaches to learning and differentiated instruction - Experience planning concerts and events - Knowledge of the Montessori philosophy of education - A commitment to inclusion, equity, and social justice