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Lower School Music Teacher for 2021-2022

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Manhattan Country School is seeking a Music Teacher for its four youngest classes, pre K – 2nd grade. The musical repertoire draws from social justice issues, the civil rights movement and our progressive philosophy. The Music Teacher reports to the Lower School Director and works closely with the teachers and the rest of the music department.  

Manhattan Country School is a pre-K - 8th grade co-educational elementary school in New York City that is recognized for its strong academic program, racial and economic diversity, social justice activism, and an emphasis on environmental education that features a working farm. Committed to principles of equity and multiculturalism, MCS is unique among NYC independent schools. MCS’ educational philosophy relies on educators who have strong knowledge of child development and can apply it to effective pedagogies of inquiry and learning, enjoy the exuberance and curiosity of children, want to help build a community where diverse perspectives are valued, and appreciate the life-long impact of working together for social and environmental justice. 

Qualified candidates should be enthusiastic, flexible, and excellent at collaborating. We are seeking an energetic, hard-working, and talented musical individual, who is skilled at connecting with students, faculty and the wider community.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Teaches half -and whole-group singing classes 
  • Works closely with the Upper School Music Teacher and the Accompanist
  • Seeks to make consistent connections to social justice and identity, in particular in the area of social studies
  • Collaborates with the teaching teams in sustaining a dynamic program and developing interdisciplinary collaborations with the city and farm staff 
  • Communicates with families including writing reports
  • Organizes and helps to lead school assemblies
  • Arranges an end-of-year Sing Along
  • Attends weekly staff meetings and other periodic meetings and school events 
  • Fulfills various other duties, including lunch and arrival coverage

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Able to play piano and portable accompaniment instruments
  • Experience teaching music in an early childhood setting
  • Master’s in Music Education or Education
  • Relevant training in Kodaly, Orff, or Dalcroze methods preferred


Manhattan Country School is seeking a Music Teacher for its four youngest classes, pre K – 2nd grade. The musical repertoire draws from social justice issues, the civil rights movement and our progressive philosophy. The Music Teacher…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    August 16, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 16, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience

Benefits

Benefits included

Benefits included

Location

On-site
150 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024

How to Apply

To apply

Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and contact information for three references to Tiffany Tsung at ttsung@manhattancountryschool.org with “Lower School Music Teacher” in the subject line. We are not able to receive phone call inquiries at this time. For more information about MCS, see https://www.manhattancountryschool.org


To apply

Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and contact information for three references to Tiffany Tsung at ttsung@manhattancountryschool.org with “Lower School Music…

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