ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The music teacher at Concordia International School, Ningbo will instruct various grade levels of students in the area of music and be responsible for cultivating the students’ appreciation of musical works. You will explore notes, scales and genres, using both Western and Asian traditions and instruments. You will be responsible for and developing student’s musical understanding and use of rhythm, pitch, tone and timing as well as documenting their individual physical and emotional response to music.
The teacher will use project and experiment-based approaches to teaching, as well as traditional approaches. The teacher will be passionate about harnessing students’ imagination and creativity and helping them to enjoy and complete music projects and activities. Students will be encouraged to recognize, create and improvise musical patterns. You will motivate students by helping them to relate to music in their daily lives, and to appreciate composers in addition to assisting students in the process of creating music. Lessons will have differentiated activities to ensure all levels of musical skill are addressed.
The music teacher will be responsible for creating and leading school’s music department in ensembles, choirs, orchestras or bands.
The classroom projects and activities will be global in perspective to include music of all areas of the world through various periods of time. The teacher will be aware of the intersection between music, language, mathematics, physics and culture and ask students to explore these intersections, looking at all musical genres from folk, classical and popular.
Plan lessons on music and music history in accordance with learning objectives
Provide direct instruction in the classroom to students
Work with parents and teaching assistants in coordinating needs for each student
Develop musical talents within students
Organize student performances for community & parents
Attend competitive performances for students’ who are taking musical qualifications
Showcase student skills
Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation
Willingness to provide support/instruction in other extra-curricular activities
Willingness to work within a small school setting
Other duties as assigned
Work closely with grade level teachers to integrate music into the curriculum
Keep music room a pleasant learning environment
Maintain and inventory music room and equipment
Organize musical supplies including malleable, project materials and instruments
Create monthly bulletin boards
Compose and produce musical elements of Christmas program
Assist teachers with musical needs
This role requires
Teamwork across school departments
Child and family focus
Strong administrative skills and use of school learner management systems
Regular documentation of student development and achievements
Practical Thinking and Decision-Making
Continuous Improvement of the department
Creation of departmental policies and handbooks in line with marketing guidelines
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Minimum bachelor’s degree in Music or Music Education from an accredited college or university.
National or State issued license or certifications
3 years’ experience
Mental Demands: Ability to give instructions to students and help meet individuals' needs.
Physical Demands: Good vision, ability to move around the music room, lift up to 25 lbs.
Concordia Bilingual School Ningbo
- Mainstream school with independent funding