Music Teacher

Concordia Bilingual School NingboNingbo, CHINA

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.

Essential Duties/Functions:

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

Effective Communication

Results Orientation

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

Supporting others

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

PREFERRED SKILLS

3 years’ experience

Master’s degree

ADDITIONAL NOTES

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.

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