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Elementary Music Teacher

Company: Newton Public Schools
Location: Newton
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Department: English Language Learning Job Title: Elementary Music Teacher FLSA Status:

(Exempt/Non-exempt) Exempt Reports to: Summer Success and ELL Summer Program Managers In compliance with state and federal laws, newton public schools is committed to equity, anti-racism and a nondiscrimination policy for students, employees and prospective applicants. All educational and employment determinations are based on an individual's qualifications and achievements without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, homelessness, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state and/or federal statute.


Looking for a Music Educator to organize lessons and activities in any aspect of music for grades K-5 in the context of a four week summer program for elementary students in Newton Public Schools.

  • Please kindly note: due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we are asking all summer staff to be flexible to in-person, virtual or hybrid to teaching and learning to accommodate all students, and to commit to the full duration of the summer program of which they have been assigned.*


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree, Master's degree preferred
  • Ability to handle multitude of varying and complex issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use technology effectively

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience and training in any or all music methodologies desirable: Orff, Kodaly, Gordon, others
  • Proficient musicianship on multiple instruments
  • Broad knowledge of musical styles, composers, music history
  • Experience teaching music to elementary aged children, specifically English Language Learners
  • Willingness to promote multiculturalism through music in and among the school community

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Not Limited To):

  • Works fully in-person
  • Follows health and safety protocols related to COVID-19
  • Create engaging lessons and activities for general music instruction in grades K-5
  • Willing to adapt lessons as need for a variety of English levels, ability levels, and learning styles
  • Work in collaboration with other teachers in the program
  • Create a responsive, fun, and safe environment for all campers
  • Consistent, reliable and punctual attendance is essential for supervision and instruction of the students
  • Responsible for implementing "other job related duties" as needed.

Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

Work Environment:

  • Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, with a staff meeting once per week.

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear. The teacher is regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel. The teacher is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Must have sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function. Rarely absent or late unless the situation is of an emergency in nature.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Date Updated: 4/25/2019

Keywords: Newton Public Schools, Newton , Elementary Music Teacher, Other , Newton, Massachusetts

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