Coordinator of Music Education
The School: The Sandpoint Waldorf School, in beautiful North Idaho, seeks an experienced, motivated, and enthusiastic Music and Strings Teacher. Our ideal candidates are trained in Waldorf education and have experience teaching. They should be committed to collegial work, self-development, and excellence in teaching.
The Sandpoint Waldorf School is a school of 170 children, pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. We are in our 29th year and have been experiencing healthy enrollment, ongoing growth, and strong support from our community. We recently purchased 25 acres just outside of town; we will be building on the land and developing a school farm, with the intent to move the whole school there within the next few years. We have a strong, trained and experienced faculty and a supportive parent body. We have a full specialty program that includes Spanish, Japanese, Handwork, Movement, Strings Ensemble, Woodworking, Music, Education Support and Eurythmy (the latter only in a ten-week block). Our staff is full of creativity, experience and commitment, and we look forward to welcoming new teachers into our warm and caring community!
Sandpoint, Idaho is a town of about 8,000, on the shores of the enchanting Lake Pend Oreille, surrounded by breathtaking mountains. We have many fine restaurants and shops and an impressive local art and music scene. Given the natural splendor, there is ample opportunity for summer boating and swimming at the lake or hiking the hundreds of miles of mountain trails and winter fun in the back country or at our world-class ski resort, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, just 20 minutes from town. To learn more about Sandpoint, visit http://www.Sandpointonline.com/.
Full-time teachers receive full tuition remission, a health care stipend, and the opportunity to enroll in our IRA program (with a 3% employer match).
The Position: The Sandpoint Waldorf School Coordinator of Music Education will oversee the development of an effective long-term vision for the music program and teach both Music and Strings classes.
The Coordinator of Music Education teaches Music classes Grade One through Grade Eight and Strings Ensemble Grade Four through Grade Six as well as Grade Seven and Eight Orchestra. The music curriculum includes vocal and instrumental instruction on the lyre, Choroi flutes, and recorders. The strings curriculum includes introducing students to their chosen instrument (violin, viola, cello, or bass) in Grade Four Ensemble and continuing to develop the students' relationship with their instruments and with the work of playing music together. Other responsibilities include organizing performance opportunities for both vocal and instrumental performances on campus and off site. If there are additional staff who assist with the music program, the Coordinator will mentor and guide them. The coordinator will maintain the instrumental inventory and service instruments as needed and will manage the strings co-op. When requested, the coordinator will coordinate with class teachers about their specific music curriculum and their class plays, offering recommendations for music.
Qualifications The teacher should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Music or Music Education with experience teaching in school settings. Ideally the applicant has Waldorf Music Teacher Training and/or Waldorf Music teaching experience.
Please send a letter of interest, resume and short biography to email@example.com.
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