Classroom Teacher - Elm City Montessori School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Music
Job Title: Part-Time Music teacher
Job Location: Elm City Montessori School
Beginning: Aug 29, 2024
Deadline: Dec 31, 2024**
District: Elm City Montessori School
New Haven, CT 06515
Telephone: 475-220-4100
Job Description:

Elm City Montessori School, launched in August 2014, is New Haven’s first public Montessori school. We currently serve approximately 300 students between the ages of 3 and 13. New Haven, Connecticut is a thriving arts, cultural, and education hub, located in the center of a growing community of public Montessori schools.

About the position: The part-time music teacher leads instruction across 4th-8th grades, reports to the Principal, and works in collaboration with classroom teams. This is a part-time (15-20 hours/week) 10-month position. For interested candidates, there may be additional opportunities to work as a substitute teacher as well as part of the extended day team.
Required Qualifications: This position requires experience teaching general music and/or leading an ensemble (ex. chorus, band, etc). 
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal applicant has a Master’s Degree in Education, music, or a related field. They have experience as a public school teacher and/or is familiar with the Montessori method and/or with project based/land based/Montessori learning. They are excited to collaborate as a member of a teaching team, supervising children, and supporting instruction for students with special needs and multilingual learners. S/he/they is kind, caring, compassionate, enthusiastic, well-organized, bilingual (Spanish), and creative with excellent written and oral communication skills. 
Key Components of the Position:
  • Planning and presenting instruction in general music and ensemble tracks in the classroom, outdoors, and in the larger community
  • Differentiating instruction to ensure growth for all participating students
  • Collaborating with classroom, level, and school teams to plan curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Partnering with families of participating students through regular communication to support children’s growth
  • Participating in professional learning in social emotional skills, academics, and Anti-Bias Anti-Racist work

Areas of Responsibilities:
  • Teaching general music (ex. singing instruction, basic instrumental instruction, rhythm and musical notation, and music history) and leading at least one of the following music tracks: chorus, band, or modern ensembles. Leading formal voice or instrumental instruction as well as ensemble practice, while also continuing to develop students’ music literacy skills.  
  • Coordinating performances through regular ensemble concerts for the community.
  • Developing and modifying instructional materials to appropriately meet the academic, physical, and social emotional needs of all learners 
  • Completing weekly lesson planning for all children, including Montessori ABAR (Anti-Biased Anti-Racist) themes and pedagogy
  • Collects and records student progress using appropriate systems and tools on a weekly basis
  • Experience and/or interest in outdoor learning (ex. gardening, hiking camping)

Anti Bias Anti Racist Work
  • Plans and shares work with our ABAR Learning Themes, including One Book, One School into the monthly learning cycle in the classroom
  • Integrates ABAR learning into the areas of Cosmic Education (History, Science, Geography, etc.) and into the work on the land and in communities
  • Participates in monthly ABAR professional learning and actively commits to self work

Social Emotional Learning, Differentiation, & Support
  • Helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students, mediating conflicts and supervising for safety
  • Uses data and record keeping to plan differentiated lessons to support children in need of additional support
  • Communicates with families about children’s needs, support plans, and progress

Collaboration and Professional Learning
  • Communicates and interacts regularly and appropriately with students, faculty, staff and administration, maintaining positive relationships
  • Meets regularly with classroom team, engaging in planning of activities 
  • Attends and actively participates in all require professional learning and events including work with Social Emotional Learning, Academics, and ABAR

Compensation: Hourly rate, $32/hour for state certified teachers, $25/hour for uncertified teachers
Interested applicants should fill out ECMS Application:

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