Full-Time Position
Position Summary: River Valley Charter School is currently seeking a kind and creative Music Teacher who is responsible for teaching general music, strings lessons, marimbas, and ensembles to students in grades K - 8. The position is full-time Mon-Thurs, 32 hours per week. 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. Our current music program includes a community chorus, marimba groups, fiddle lessons, lots of folk music, and more. The position is flexible and can grow and change according to the music teacher’s gifts and interests. 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: - Develop and present music curriculum and lessons that support the development of the whole child (grades K - 8) - Teach small group violin lessons, marimba groups, and community chorus - Collaborate with other MS teachers to lead Performing Arts Group (musical and play performances) - 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: 8:00 - 4:00, Monday - Thursday Total Hours: Total hours: 32 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 - 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
River Valley Charter School
Jonnie Lyn Evans