Music Teacher (Maternity Leave - Immediate)

Job Type

Full Time




Jamaica, NY
United States


Mission Statement: Growing Up Green Charter School empowers children to be conscious, contributing members of their community through a rigorous curriculum and an engaging green culture. Graduates of GUGCS will be prepared to attend high-performing schools where their interdisciplinary academic foundation, knowledge of sustainability, and strong sense of self sets them apart as leaders of the future. 

Ideal Applicants Demonstrate: 

  • A personal alignment to GUGCS’ mission and vision
  • Dedication to a strong learning community based on the Responsive Classroom approach and a growth mindset, as well as a commitment to positive social-emotional supports and curriculum
  • Understanding of content, pedagogy, and students’ needs and interests to support a "working with" rather than a "doing to" approach.
  • Flexibility when approaching individual and collaborative learning by questioning, challenging, and embracing alternate perspectives and possibilities.
  • Ability to differentiate within small group instruction, rich investigations of essential questions, and interdisciplinary connections into curriculum planning for heterogeneous classrooms.
  • Comfort with uncertainty and self-reflection in the service of actively constructing ideas.
  • A problem-solving stance
  • Commitment to collaboration with all teachers, departments and administration to strengthen instruction
  • Use standards-aligned assessments to measure student academic growth.
  • Have a deep understanding of content, pedagogy, and students’ needs and interests to support a "working with" rather than a "doing to" approach.
  • Strong classroom management skills needed to navigate the diverse behavioral needs of a classroom and a willingness to implement behavior intervention supports for individualized students when needed.
  • Value integration as a best practice in inspiring interest and future learning for students.
  • Experience with developing inquiry-based curriculum grounded in purposeful critical thinking, experiential learning and active discovery with a mindful balance of teaching approaches.
  • A passion for teaching as an act of social justice.
  • Excitement for ongoing professional development


  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred
  • At least two years classroom teaching experience in the elementary grades 

Required Certificates & Licenses: 

  • Teaching Certification
  • NYC DOE/Fingerprinting & Background Clearance

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

How to Apply: 

Growing Up Green is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and value a diverse workforce, and we seek diversity among applicants for this position. 

Please send your resume and cover letter directly to the Director of Recruitment, Aramis Grant, at