Friends Select School
Friends Select School, a 500-student, pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade Quaker school in Center City Philadelphia.
Position Available: Lower School Music Teacher
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Applications must be received by: March 20, 2017
Job posting expiration date: 3/24/2017
Applicants should supply the following materials:
cover letter, resume and references
Creative music educator needed to inspire our young musicians and foster their budding musicality. As a school that holds the arts as a central programmatic component, we are seeking a full-time Lower School Music Teacher, PreK through 4th, to fill this vital role in our community. We are looking for a candidate well versed in movement, voice, and Orff instruction done in an exploratory, creative and nurturing classroom environment.
Our goal for children is that they learn fundamental principles of music and musicianship skills, with all teaching and learning grounded in the Quaker “SPICES.” Within a positive classroom culture, one of risk taking and exploration, the music teacher will actively foster the social and emotional health of students. Instruction will be process-oriented with exposure to many different concepts through a diverse set of genres and styles.
Where younger musicians experience more exploratory music instruction, 3rd and 4th grade children work as an Orff Ensemble and become more repertoire-based. The candidate must be confident at the piano, with some background in Orff and Kodaly methods. Collaboration with teams and colleagues will be essential. The candidate will be called upon, as our resident musical expert, to work with classroom teachers in co-designing and preparing musical productions that enhance thematic studies.
Friends Select is a coeducational, pre-k through 12 independent school in the cultural heart of Center City Philadelphia, located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. At every level, students visit museums, attend cultural events, participate in community service, and use the finest educational resources Philadelphia has to offer. At the core is a firm foundation of Quaker values.
17th & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia PA-Pennsylvania 19103
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