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School-Wide Choral Teacher

Overview

We are seeking a passionate and experienced School-Wide Choral Teacher to invigorate and inspire choral singing across all grade levels, from Early Childhood (EC) to High School (HS). This individual will collaborate closely with music and band teachers at every level to develop a cohesive and comprehensive choral program. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in working with students in a school setting, extensive experience in leading choirs, and a drive to develop and elevate the choir program within the school community. Additionally, the Choral Teacher will organize after-school activities, including choir rehearsals and performances, aimed at engaging students, teachers, and parents in the joy of singing together.

Key Responsibilities and Criteria for Candidates

Choral Program Development:

  • Collaborate with Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, and High School music and band teachers to develop a school-wide choral program that aligns with the overall music curriculum.

Choir Rehearsals and Performances:

After-School Activities:

  • Organize and lead after-school choir activities, including rehearsals, sectional practices, and vocal workshops.

Student Development and Preparation:

  • Provide individualized support and instruction to students to help them develop their vocal skills, musical understanding, and performance confidence.
  • Mentor and guide student leaders within the choir, fostering a sense of responsibility, teamwork, and dedication.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to integrate choral singing into the academic curriculum and enhance interdisciplinary learning experiences.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Music Education, Vocal Performance, or related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Extensive experience in leading choral ensembles in a school setting, with a proven track record of preparing students for performances.
  • Strong vocal and conducting skills, with a deep understanding of vocal pedagogy and choral techniques.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with students, colleagues, and parents.
  • Passion for music education and a commitment to developing students' love for singing and appreciation for choral music.

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HS Visual Arts Teacher

Key Responsibilities and Criteria for Candidates

  • Act as a positive role model for students.
  • Plan and prepare throughout the year for effective Visual Arts instruction within the classroom.
  • Provide a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Effectively manage each group of students while providing for a variety of learning styles, ability levels, and educational backgrounds.
  • Individualize the content when necessary to meet each student's learning needs.
  • Accurately assess student progress using both formative and summative assessments.
  • Continuously monitor student learning and make appropriate modifications of goals and strategies to meet students' needs.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate records of student progress, attendance, and classroom supplies/materials.
  • Engage parents and students in the learning process through frequent and meaningful communication about student progress.
  • Contributor as a collaborative team member in the development of cohesive curriculum materials and the establishment of instructional goals.
  • Keep current in education through personal and school-based professional learning.
  • Employ technology as appropriate to enhance instruction.
  • Engage with leadership in a committed effort to improve one's own instructional skills.
  • Engage with students in meaningful activities beyond the classroom which extend learning experiences for students (coaching, organizing field trips, sponsorship of clubs, events, or community service projects).

Requirements

  • MA in Education preferred / Degree in Visual Arts is an asset.
  • Teaching Credential. 
  • Training and teaching experience as a High School Visual Arts Classroom Teacher.
  • Experience teaching IBDP Visual Arts is preferable/desirable.
  • Ability to teach Digital Photography.
  • A strong background in UbD curriculum design.
  • At least two years of experience teaching in an international or independent school setting (preferred).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

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Ceramic Middle and High School Teacher

Overview

We're in search of an experienced Ceramic Teacher to join our middle and high school art department. We're looking for someone with a deep appreciation for ceramics and advanced skills in wheelwork, mosaics, and tile making. The role involves developing our existing ceramic program, designing a comprehensive curriculum, and collaborating closely with the art department to incorporate ceramics into our broader arts curriculum. Additionally, the Ceramic Teacher will lead after-school activities to engage students, teachers, and parents, fostering a sense of community and cultivating a greater appreciation for the arts.

The ideal candidate will be proactive, collaborative, and dedicated to improving the quality and reach of our ceramic program. They should bring creativity and innovation to the table when expanding the curriculum and work effectively with colleagues to align with the school's overall objectives. This position offers an opportunity to significantly impact a growing subject area, and we're seeking an individual eager to contribute to the advancement of ceramic arts education in our school community.

Key Responsibilities and Criteria for Candidates

Curriculum Development:

  • Design a comprehensive and challenging ceramic curriculum that encompasses various techniques, styles, and applications.
  • Develop engaging lessons and projects that cater to the skill levels and interests of middle and high school students.
  • Incorporate interdisciplinary connections with other subjects to provide a holistic learning experience.

Skill Instruction:

  • Provide hands-on instruction in wheel throwing, hand-building, glazing techniques, mosaic design, and tile making.
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive classroom environment where students can develop their artistic skills and explore their creativity.
  • Offer individualized guidance and feedback to help students refine their techniques and achieve their artistic goals.

Collaboration and Program Enhancement:

  • Work collaboratively with the art department to align the ceramic program with overall department goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with fellow teachers to integrate ceramic projects into cross-curricular initiatives and school-wide events.
  • Take the lead in developing and implementing initiatives to expand and promote the ceramic program within the school community.

After-School Activities:

  • Organize and facilitate after-school ceramic clubs or workshops aimed at students, teachers, and parents.
  • Create opportunities for extracurricular participation in ceramics, such as open studio sessions, guest artist lectures, and community outreach projects.
  • Encourage active involvement and collaboration among students, faculty, and families to foster a sense of community and appreciation for the arts.

Initiative and Team Collaboration:

  • Demonstrate initiative and creativity in presenting new ideas and approaches to enhance the ceramic program.
  • Serve as a proactive and collaborative member of the school community, contributing to department meetings, professional development, and school-wide initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to support the overall mission and goals of the school while promoting a culture of innovation and excellence.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Art Education, Fine Arts, or related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Extensive experience and proficiency in ceramic arts, including wheelwork, mosaics, and tile making.
  • Previous experience teaching ceramics at the middle and/or high school level.
  • Strong curriculum development skills and the ability to design rigorous and engaging lessons.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, present new ideas, and work effectively as part of a team.

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ES Homeroom Teacher

Key Responsibilities and Criteria for Candidates

  • Collaborates within a professional learning team to improve student learning.
  • Effectively uses the workshop model for teaching reading and writing using a balanced literacy approach.
  • Effectively uses the workshop model for math instruction applying a conceptual approach.
  • Uses formative, classroom-based assessments to guide instruction and evaluate student learning.
  • Uses the “Understanding by Design” model for unit planning.
  • Maintains a positive and student-centered learning environment while focusing on the development of social-emotional skills.
  • Uses technology innovatively to enrich and empower student learning.
  • Works on projects and other duties as required by the Principal.

Requirements

  • BA or MA in Education / Teaching Credential.
  • Minimum two years of experience teaching in an international or independent school setting (preferred).
  • Training as an Elementary School Classroom Teacher.
  • Successful experience teaching elementary school students.
  • Excellent command of English (native level required).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with U.S. / Standards-Based Curriculum.

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