Classroom Teacher - North Side Community School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Music
Job Title: Middle School Music Teacher
Job Location: North Side Community School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Music, Vocal
Certificate: Music, Instrumental and Vocal
District: North Side Community School
St. Louis, MO 63115
Telephone: None Specified
Job Description:
Position Summary
North Side Community School is seeking an inspiring music teacher who is responsible for teaching music education to students in grades 5 through 8 and assists the staff of the school in the improvement and appreciation of music instruction. Helps students grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through a variety of planned music experiences which include singing, moving to music, playing of instruments, and listening and performs other duties directly related to this job description.

About North Side Community School:
North Side Community School is a PreK - 8th grade charter public school in the City of St. Louis founded in 2009 with an enrollment of 500 students. The school operates across three campuses (early childhood center, elementary campus, and middle school campus). As a charter public school, we are free (no tuition), public, and open to all. North Side consistently provides a high-quality education often ranked as one of the best public schools in the City of St. Louis and the State of Missouri. Most of our students live in the most challenging neighborhoods in St. Louis and 100% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch. At North Side, we pride ourselves on small class sizes (15 to 18 students) allowing for greater individualized attention to our students.

Essential Functions:
  • Creation of a positive, nurturing, warm, welcoming classroom culture where students feel welcome, encouraged, and willing to take risks.
  • Creation of a positive behavior plan to set routines and procedures enhancing engagement in learning activities
  • Teaches general music including harmony, appreciation, history, and ensemble.
  • Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of students.
  • Provides opportunities for music ensembles including rock band, choir & musicals.
  • Plans, rehearses, and directs students in musical programs for school and community
  • Differentiates music curriculum to meet the needs of the individual student and the student body.
  • Plans a balanced music program, and organizes daily class time so that preparation, rehearsal and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time
  • Develops and refines music curriculum based on Missouri Learning Standards.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment during practice, group rehearsals, and music performances.
  • Evaluates each student’s musical growth and contribution to the performance of the group that allows everyone to contribute.
  • Communicates clearly with parents and school faculty/staff on the progress of individual students.
  • Maintains care/responsibility for school-owned music, musical instruments, and equipment to prevent loss or abuse.
  • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned
Qualifications Required
  • Minimum BA in Music or Music Education
  • Ability to work with musicians at all skill levels
  • Strong instrumental skills, including piano accompaniment
  • Orff training strongly encouraged
We offer a generous compensation package including benefits.

North Side Community School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school. North Side Community School does not discriminate because of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Music or Music Education (B.A)

Certification: Missouri state teaching certificate (or eligible to receive)

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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