Elementary and Kindergarten Music Teacher (Toddler-Pre-K and K-Grade 5)
Campus East OCT, Yantian, Shenzhen
Princeton Sky Lake Valley International School
Princeton Forest Kindergarten
Supervisor Elementary Principal
Starting Date November, 2018
Lower Elementary and Children’s Learning Center Music Teacher will be responsible for teaching students in Toddler through Grade 5.
Our music program is designed to foster a lifelong love of music for all students and assist the staff of the school in the improvement and appreciation of music instruction. The teacher will help students grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through a variety of planned music experiences. The teacher will be responsible for leading musical performances within grade levels and across the entire school.
The teacher must demonstrate a passion for teaching elementary music and understand the important role music plays in the both the social/emotional development and academic growth of the youngest learners within our school.
The position is a full time position and involves being at school 40 hours a week. This includes instructional and planning time. Each class has music twice a week for either 30 or 45 minutes at a time.
General Teaching Responsibilities
In addition to the grade level expectations, teachers are expected to:
- Selects appropriate music, books and instructional aids to enhance learning and requisitions musical instruments and instructional supplies as necessary.
- Maintain care/responsibilities for music classroom, school-owned music, musical instruments and equipment to prevent loss or abuse.
- Cooperation with Principal and staff in providing musical programs for school assemblies, open house, concerts, parent meetings and school events.
- Plan and orchestrate several major celebrations each year: December (Winter Celebration for New Year), Talent Show in May/June, and the commencement in July.
- Teach skills in music understanding/appreciation, theory, explorations in music, grade-appropriate instruments, and choral music to students.
- Communication and liaise on a regular basis with fellow team department/grade members with regards to planning, assessment, parent and community contract, subject organization and classroom issues including: discipline, expectations and classroom routines
- Communicate and liaise with other school colleagues in an effort to promote and establish integrative links and/or awareness
- Take an active role in behavioral management and pastoral care of students
- Use a range of strategies to differentials learning where needed
- Attend in-services, faculty meetings, teacher work days, and professional development opportunities.
- Coordinate class activities as deemed necessary
- Maintain up-to-date records of assessment, attendance, planning, reports, conferences, and communication with parents
- Establish links with your parent community to ensure that parents are kept well informed about student progress
- Work as a temporarily substitute teacher when other teacher is absent
- Fulfill all other responsibilities as assigned by the Principal