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Music Teacher (Nursery - First Grade)

Children's Programs - School for Children

Start Date: Sep 01, 2018
Salary: Commensurate with experience

POSITION OPENING – Music Teacher (grades nursery-first grade)



1. Bachelor's degree (major in music education or music preferred)
2. Master's degree desirable
3. Guitar skills and music literacy required; piano skills desirable
4. Three years teaching experience; experience in Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, and choral pedagogy

The Bank Street School for Children seeks a knowledgeable, collaborative early childhood music teacher who demonstrates a love of music with energy and enthusiasm. A commitment to emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development, a progressive approach to teaching and learning, and a proactive value of diversity are expected. The ideal candidate has a familiarly with rock, jazz, folk, and classical styles and embraces singing, rhythm, and the exploration of instruments as community building experiences.


Work with Children: The teacher is responsible for teaching music to children who are 3 to 7 years old, planning to meet the needs of the entire group as well as individual children. With clear and effective classroom management, the teacher engages whole class, half groups, and small groups of children both in classrooms and in the music room.

Curriculum Development: The teacher is responsible for developing curriculum in music that supports children’s musical skills and appreciation within a developmental framework. Classroom curricular focus on social justice, community, family, friendships, seasons, and other themes must be reflected in the music curriculum developed for children. The teacher upholds and champions the school’s large, division-wide traditions, including the beginning of the year family picnic, weekly assemblies and sing-alongs, the fall hoedown, and the music-based spring field day.

Work with Environment and Materials: The teacher is responsible for organizing, sharing, and maintaining the music room along with the Middle School music teacher.

Work with Colleagues: An interest in professional growth is expected. In addition to collaborating with classroom teachers and the Spanish and movement teachers, the music teacher meets regularly with their curriculum coordinator and the music department and participates in division and general staff meetings after school.

Partnering with Parents: Teachers are required to meet with families as needed. Teachers and parents work together to increase each other’s knowledge of children. The teacher will engage families in assemblies and family band assemblies. The teacher will present their approach to families at the fall curriculum nights and write fall reports for children in 6/7s and end-of-the-year reports for all children 3/4s-6/7s.

Work with Adults: An interest in professional growth is expected. Each teacher meets regularly with their curriculum coordinator and participates in weekly department meetings and staff meetings after school. Teachers work in collaboration with classroom teachers, specialists, and parents to support student growth.

Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs.  In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education, and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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