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Preschool Music Teacher

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Category: Early Childhood Education
School: Stratford School
Location: San Jose, CA
Date Opened: Jun 8, 2023
Job ID: 1772

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Stratford School, a subsidiary of Spring Education Group, a leading independent WASC-accredited private school from preschool through 12th grade was founded with a vision of creating an unique, multi-dimensional, educational foundation for children. At Stratford School, we understand every child has his or her own interests and passions and contributes in his or her own way. Our purpose statement speaks for all of us - "Stratford School - Connecting students to their unique futures." Our proven curricula includes our STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) curriculum that was recognized by the White House as a leader in early childhood STEM education. Our steadfast commitment to this vision continues to guide our growth each year. It is the First California school to earn the Carnegie Science Seal of Excellence for STEM.

Are you a passionate educator who can ignite a fire within your students, inspiring them to become lifelong learners, ultimately making a positive impact on each child's unique educational journey?

The music teacher will be responsible for the general supervision and management of the music program at Stratford School. This person must be professionally prepared to teach music to young children. Additionally, the teacher agrees to uphold the high expectations and standards of Stratford School.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Planning, supervising, and implementing the music curriculum in accordance with Stratford School policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with the grade level teachers to plan and integrate the Core Knowledge curriculum within the music program.
  • Assist teachers with the use of rhythm instruments.
  • Participation in all school events and other special events as needed; Stratford School's Annual Family Picnic, in-house training programs and Staff Meetings.
  • Monitor and assess student performance. Maintain close communication with the principal and teacher regarding student issues.
  • Establish a non-punitive method of seeking positive rather than negative methods to correct student behavior.
  • Learn basic elements of music including the great composers.

Competencies:

Professionalism

Strong customer service skills, both external and internal

Cooperative

Builds interpersonal relationships

Alert to the needs of others, students, and co-workers

Punctual and reliable

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Flexibility

Skills/Knowledge/Education:

Bachelors Degree with focus on music preferred, HSD required.
Fluent sight reading is required.
Previous piano and/or music teaching experience preferred.
We are looking for experienced individuals who enjoy working with music students.
Extensive experience and knowledge of piano and music instruction.
Wage range $35.00-$40.00

We are more than just a school - we are a community! Our goal is to uplift each other, work together, and uphold our guiding educational philosophy, providing the perfect balance of learning and play®. If you value a career in an educational community of extraordinary professionals, join ours!

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction. Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

Other details

  • Job Function: Early Childhood Education
  • Pay Type: Hourly
  • Employment Indicator: Full Time
  • Min Hiring Rate: $35.00
  • Max Hiring Rate: $40.00
  • Travel Required: No
  • Required Education: High School
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