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Band Teacher - Part-time - 2018-2019 school year

Feb 13 2018 | Davis Waldorf School | Davis, CA

Band Teacher, Part-Time Position, 2018-2019, 4 class periods per week
Tuesday and Thursday, 11:45 – 2:00 with a lunch break, $35 - $50 per period, Depending upon Experience

We are seeking an inspirational music teacher to lead our 6th - 8th grade band programs on a part-time basis. The ideal candidate will possess extensive classical and folk training with experience and appreciation in a variety of musical genres. The ability to cultivate a joyful love of music with our students, while successfully training them to a high technical standard, is essential. Our music program encourages students to explore our diverse musical heritage and provides them with a solid foundation of classical technique and music theory to support their endeavors.

This position offers an opportunity to work in a community that is deeply invested in providing exemplary music instruction and experience for our students. We believe that musical expression is an innate component of our humanity and want our students to have an instructional experience that honors this understanding. Strings are taught, beginning in 4th grade, as part of an interleaved system of music instruction where all classroom teachers at the school are responsible for recorder and choir instruction in the classroom throughout the grades. Band is offered as an alternative to Strings, beginning in 6th grade, for those students interested in brass instruments, woodwinds and percussion.

Ideal candidates will have Waldorf Music Teacher training, be skilled in working with groups using a wide variety of instrumentation and have experience in a Waldorf school environment. Knowledge and ability to create custom band music arrangements is highly appreciated, though not required.

• Must pass Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Child Abuse Reference Check (CAIC) background clearance.

Our school offers two preschools, two Kindergartens, and 1st through 8th grade. We have a strong and experienced faculty dedicated to working out of Anthroposophy. Our parents are invested in their children's education and in the school, bringing great enthusiasm and energy to any project.
To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume and three professional references with contact information to: office@daviswaldorf.org.

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