Middle School Music Teacher (2018-2019)


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

05/07/2018

Address

1991 2nd Avenue
New York
New York
10029
United States

Description


DREAM Charter School, a rigorous, K-8 public charter school in East Harlem, is seeking a dynamic and engaging educator to serve as a Music Teacher. DREAM Charter School's mission is to prepare students for high-performing high schools, colleges and beyond through a rigorous academic program that develops critical thinkers who demonstrate a love of learning, strong character, and a commitment to wellness and active citizenship.


DREAM is part of a larger community based organization (formerly known as Harlem RBI) serving over 2,000 East Harlem youth by providing free, high-quality summer and after-school programs to youth ages 5-22 years in an intensive multi-year commitment that connects youth and families to age-appropriate programs and passionate professional staff over time.


Roles and Responsibilities:


Teaching and Planning

·      Create and implement a year-long plan and individual unit plans for music instruction;

·      Coordinate cultural events including field trips to enhance classroom instruction and overall appreciation of the musical arts;

·      Create assessments that will successfully measure performance;

·      Serve as content-matter expert for school in music;

·      Assume responsibility for the participation and effort of scholars within classroom;

·      Abide by school-wide protocols for documenting all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, rubrics, etc.;

·      Work closely with the elementary school music teacher to ensure the K-8 music program is aligned;

·      Lead the middle school modern band and support the choir;

·      Revise curriculum and teaching methods based on measurable data.

Management Responsibilities

·      Work with Social Work team to create individual behavior plans for select students;

·      Abide by school-wide practices for behavior management and individual behavior plans;

·      Take ownership over the classroom management with the mentality of “How can I improve my implementation of our systems, while always assuming the best in my scholars?”

School Culture Responsibilities

·      Work with Leadership team to analyze data, revise practices, norm on team-wide initiatives, and discuss individual scholars with a solutions-oriented mindset;

·      Create systems for students for exceptional effort and growth, both academically and behaviorally;

·      Regularly communicate scholars’ progress towards goals with families;

·      Attend and be an active participant in all professional development (school-wide or team-based) opportunities;

  • Take part in weekly one-on-one feedback meetings with Academic Dean to discuss observation feedback, role-play pedagogical strategies, analyze data and/or refine curriculum map.

Qualifications:

·      Bachelor’s degree required;

·      Master’s degree or higher preferred;

·      Appropriate New York State certification in subject area preferred;

·      At least three years of Music teaching experience strongly preferred;

·      A desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families and community;

·      A commitment to working with diverse populations of families and students, including those at risk of educational failure;

·      Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.


Compensation:

DREAM salary is highly competitive with the New York City Department of Education and other charter schools, and is based on experience and qualifications. All DREAM teachers receive a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement account, life insurance and access to social services through our Employee Assistance Program.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


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