PO Box 130255
Boston, MA 02113
Date Posted: August 19, 2019
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
The teaching-artist will provide an engaging and positive music program for students in grades 3 to 8 at the St. John School in the North End. Class content will be determined by grade level and will include choral work, music theory, instrument work, and music literacy and appreciation. The teaching artist is encouraged to follow BPS curriculum standards, and find ways to integrate technology and other subjects into the music classroom. Students will be seen weekly for 32 weeks during the school year on Wednesdays. This position is an immediate opening through the end of the school year in June 2020. Instructors must be available to teach these 5, 45 minute classes:
Grade 3 - General Music & Ukelele Focus
Grade 4 - General Music & Choir
Grade 5 - General Music & choir
Grade 6 - 8 (section I) General Music & Choir
Grades 6 - 8 (section II) General Music & Choir
Design and execute weekly lesson plans that engage students with diverse age-appropriate content in a creative manner.
Provide challenging, accessible, and motivating repertoire via multiple teaching modalities.
Conduct teaching in a manner that reflects the partner school’s philosophy and expectations.
Manage student behaviors consistently in a proactive manner that mirrors school protocols.
Communicate and coordinate with a team of teaching professionals to create a comprehensive classroom experience for students.
Along with a second Music Teaching Artist, collaborate and present 1-2 culminating performances during the school year, specifically a holiday concert and spring music concert.
Undergraduate degree in Music, Performing Arts, Education or equivalent experience
Experience working with the arts education, and teaching elementary and middle school students
Experience teaching vocal and instrumental music in a classroom setting
Demonstrated leadership skills and success working with middle school students.
Energetic, reliable, independent, and flexible
Possesses excellent interpersonal communication skills & the ability to create positive workplace relationships
Able to work collaboratively with supervisors, colleagues and school staff
Must have a passion for both arts education & working with diverse urban students
Ability to adapt the goals and curriculum of our program to best utilize their own skill specialties, as well as engage the interests and abilities of the students.
Possess a firm command of classroom management skills and the ability to work effectively and enthusiastically with inner-city student populations.
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