Aug 26, 2022

Summer Program Music Teacher

  • TrulyHired
  • Newtonville, Newton, MA, USA

Job Description

Department:Teaching and LearningJob Title:Summer Program Music TeacherFLSA Status:
(Exempt/Non-exempt)Exempt; Unit AReports to:Summer Program LeaderIn compliance with state and federal laws, newton public schools is committed to equity, anti-racism and a nondiscrimination policy for students, employees and prospective applicants. All educational and employment determinations are based on an individual's qualifications and achievements without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, homelessness, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state and/or federal statute.

Looking for a Music Educator to organize lessons and activities in any aspect of music for grades K-5 in the context of a three-week summer program for elementary students in Newton Public Schools. The position will pay 5 hours per day at the teacher summer rate.

*** Please kindly note: due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we are asking all summer staff to be flexible to in-person, virtual or hybrid to teaching and learning to accommodate all students, and to commit to the full duration of the summer program of which they have been assigned.***


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree, Master's degree preferred
  • Ability to handle multitude of varying and complex issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use technology effectively

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience and training in any or all music methodologies desirable: Orff, Kodaly, Gordon, others
  • Proficient musicianship on multiple instruments
  • Broad knowledge of musical styles, composers, music history
  • Experience teaching music to elementary aged children, specifically English Language Learners
  • Willingness to promote multiculturalism through music in and among the school community

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Not Limited To):

  • Follows health and safety protocols related to COVID-19
  • Create engaging lessons and activities for general music instruction in grades K-5
  • Willing to adapt lessons as need for a variety of English levels, ability levels, and learning styles
  • Work in collaboration with other teachers in the program
  • Create a responsive, fun, and safe environment for all campers
  • Consistent, reliable and punctual attendance is essential for supervision and instruction of the students
  • Responsible for implementing "other job-related duties" as needed

Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

Work Environment:
  • Work is generally performed in a school/classroom environment
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function. Rarely absent or late unless the situation is of an emergency in nature.

Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to walk, talk, hear, sit, and stand regularly and for extended periods of time
  • Ability to bend, stoop, crouch and kneel
  • Ability to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 15 pounds
  • Sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Position Type:Summer
Job Categories :Career Education > Music
Classroom Teacher > Music Education
Seasonal/Other Opportunities > Summer Camps/Programs
Equal Opportunity Employer

Newton Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Contact Information

  • Kendall Sorensen
  • 100 Walnut Street
  • Newton,Massachusetts 02460
  • Phone: 617-559-6005
  • Email: click here

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