Indian Hill Music School
Faculty Opening - Early Childhood Music Teacher
Position: Part time (Saturday mornings)
Pay: Commensurate with experience, hourly
Location: Online (fall), then Indian Hill Music, 36 King Street, Littleton, MA (when safe)
Start date: October 3, 2020 (or as soon as our school re-opens)
Indian Hill Music School, a community music school in Littleton, MA with a faculty of 70+ professional teaching artists, has an opening beginning in the fall of 2020 for a part-time Early Childhood Music Teacher to lead two group child/caregiver classes on Saturday mornings beginning on October 3. Classes will meet online until it is safe to meet in person.
This position entails teaching two classes per week on Saturdays, first online and then in person once it is widely accepted to be safe to do so. The first class follows the Music for Aardvarks songbook (though the curriculum itself is flexible) and meets from 10:00-10:45am for children ages 1-4 and their caregivers. The class should incorporate singing, movement, and the use of both pitched and non-pitched instruments that are age-appropriate. The second class, Drum Buddies, runs from 11:00-11:30 and is for children ages 4-6. This program is a flexible class for young learners that engages them in actively engaging percussion activities appropriate for their age level.
The goal of these classes is to instill the joy of music and to lay the groundwork for a lifetime of making, understanding, and connecting with music.
Indian Hill Music faculty members are responsible for: 1) inspiring and sharing their love of music with their students; 2) setting a high bar for students’ levels of technical skill and musicality; 3) clearly communicating expectations and working toward shared goals; and 4) advocating for their students to engage in additional IHM programs to deepen their musical development and their commitment to their studies.
Indian Hill offers many ancillary benefits to our faculty members, including a variety of paid professional performance opportunities and funding for professional development (by application). Regular weekly teaching throughout the school year is required, as is attendance at an annual September faculty meeting and the completion of occasional clerical tasks including reporting of hours taught for payroll purposes. Timeliness and reliability, as well as strong communication practices with both students/families and school staff, are essential.
Qualifications: Candidates should have some formal music training, strong singing ability, and early childhood teaching experience. Basic guitar and/or ukulele proficiency, as well as comfort with rudimentary percussion instruments and activities, is required.
How to apply:
Please send your resume and any other supporting materials to Pete Robbins, Director of Education, at email@example.com with “ Early Childhood Music Teacher” listed in the subject line.
Indian Hill Music does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, or any other category protected under applicable law in its admissions, education programs, activities, or employment policies.
Learn more at www.indianhillmusic.org