Jun 13, 2024

Music Educator 6-8

  • TrulyHired
  • Massachusetts, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

The Galvin Middle School is seeking an exceptional and dynamic candidate to serve as the Middle School Music teacher for the upcoming school year beginning in August 2024. The 6-8 Music teacher will join a vibrant and supportive team that places a high priority on collaboration, creativity, flexibility, and commitment to the goals of the District and to our students, families and staff.

The Galvin Middle School is an inclusive community for all students and staff and serve over 700 students in grades 6-8. The Galvin Middle School is elevating the educational experience for our students by cultivating a school culture and climate that promotes academic growth and social emotional learning for every student, and ensures high quality teaching and learning through the purposeful design of rigorous and equitable student experiences. This is a primarily general music position.

We are eager to find the next member of our team who collaborates with other educators to create the conditions necessary so that every child experiences the true joy of learning, the excitement of achievement, areas of passion, and an authentic sense of belonging in their school.


Teachers provide a well-organized, smoothly functioning class environment in which students can access and make progress towards Massachusetts standards based curriculum and develop social and emotional skills in order to participate in society, while providing a safe and supportive educational environment for all students.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to):
Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences Develop lesson plans that align with the state standards Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities Prepare the classroom for class activities Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment Use relevant technology to support instruction Observe and evaluate student's performance and development Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments Provide appropriate feedback on work Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by law, district policies and school regulations Prepare required reports on students and activities Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school Apply appropriate disciplinary measures where necessary Participate in department and school meetings, parent meetings Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs Keep up to date with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities
Valid Massachusetts DESE teacher certification that is appropriate for the grade level and subject area assigned. (Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university.) Highly Qualified as per Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Proven ability to relate to a variety of constituencies, including but not limited to: administrators, parents/guardians, teachers, students, other school staff and visitors Outstanding written and verbal communication skills Well-organized with excellent leadership abilities Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills Working knowledge of relevant technologies: internet and email systems; word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software; and educational software Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the school department may find appropriate and acceptable
REPORTS TO: Building Principal

SUPERVISES: Not Applicable

WORK YEAR: 183 days

COMPENSATION: Competitive salary with comparable districts

If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to reach out to the below contact for this position to discuss your application.

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