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IMMEDIATE OPENING Part-time Band Teacher- 2017-2018

Jan 29 2018 | Detroit Waldorf School | Detroit

January 29, 2018 | Detroit Waldorf School | Detroit

The Detroit Waldorf School is currently seeking an instrumental Music Teacher for Band to begin immediately. The position includes 6 periods of instruction, Thursday and Friday afternoons: Introductory band instruction to fifth graders (2 periods); intermediate instruction to sixth graders (2 periods) and seventh/eighth grades (2 periods). Interested applicants should be willing to be part of a team of teachers committed to creating a strong curriculum of age-appropriate learning.

This is a part-time position offering a competitive hourly rate. The required qualifications of a Music Teacher for Band include substantial experience teaching band to a varied population, and a B.A., as well as ideally, a State of Michigan Teaching Certificate in General Music or Instrumental Music in order to participate in the Shared Time program in coordination with the South Redford School District.

We value excellent teaching and classroom management skills, as well as an understanding of child development. We also seek a colleague committed to building strong collegial and parent relationships, and one who is committed to self-development.

This position requires adaptability and flexibility with scheduling and the ability to adjust instructional delivery to varying grade levels and student abilities. Familiarity with the Waldorf approach to the music curriculum and how it addresses the developing child is preferred; willingness to learn about this approach through professional development provided by the school is a necessary minimum requirement.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

• Lesson preparation in accordance with the philosophy, purpose, and curriculum standards of the Detroit Waldorf School
• Attendance at school events (day and evening) when band students are performing and also for opening and closing assemblies for the school year
• Preparation for and active participation in parent/teacher conferences
• Timely completion of student reports
• Completion of attendance reports in accordance with Shared Time agreement (if applicable)
• Completion of 30 hours of professional development per year that may include faculty meetings and curriculum development. (This is a Shared Time requirement, if applicable)

The Detroit Waldorf School is a multi-racial, multi-cultural school, celebrating its 50th year in the heart of Detroit. We are housed in a beautiful 1920’s historical building situated on 4 acres in historic Indian Village. Accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North American and the Independent Schools Association of Central States; we offer a rich curriculum that includes two languages, eurythmy, handwork, arts, remedial resource program, full orchestra, physical education and afterschool sports program and we serve children from Parent/Child Program through the eighth grade.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and two professional references, via email to Personnelchair@detroitwaldorf.org or by mail to Detroit Waldorf School, 2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214. We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about our school at http://www.detroitwaldorf.org.

The Detroit Waldorf School does not discriminate in admissions, hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age or other statuses protected by law. Furthermore, parents, students, faculty, staff members and board members are all expected to conduct themselves and discharge their responsibilities in accordance with the school's non-discrimination policy.

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