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Strings Teacher

Charlottesville Waldorf School

Charlottesville, VA, USA

Full time


Mar 7

The Strings Teacher is responsible for the string education of elementary and middle school students. Music is integral to the Waldorf curriculum, and the string teachers work to introduce basic instrumental and general musical skills to younger students and to develop these throughout the grades. The music program at CWS includes classes in violin, viola, or cello for the 3rd and 4th grades and middle school orchestra 5th through 8th grade.

This is a part-time position during the school year for 14 teaching periods per week: 2 periods in grade 3/4 and 12 periods in middle school.

Knowledge of string pedagogy and repertoire
Degree in music education or performance desired
Teaching experience in classroom and/or one-on-one instruction desired
Willingness to learn about Waldorf education and incorporate its principles into teaching

Areas of Responsibility:
Choosing repertoire, planning lessons, and teaching classes
Preparing students and attending performances at festivals and Winter Concert
Attending departmental meetings and full faculty meetings
Writing mid-year progress reports and end-of year reports
Being available for Parent-Teacher Conferences twice a year
Communicating effectively with parents, students, and colleagues
Collaborating with class teachers
Maintaining an organized classroom space
This position has the option to offer private instruction on campus (which would generate additional income)

Guidelines for faculty conduct are described in the CWS Faculty Handbook. They should be reviewed by applicants before employment is accepted.

Compensation commensurate with experience

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