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Full-Time Lower School Music Teacher: Brimmer and May School
The Brimmer and May School, a co-educational Pre-K- Grade 12 day school in Chestnut Hill, MA is seeking a full-time Lower School music teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The position includes teaching Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Five General Music, two choruses and two beginning bands. The ideal candidate will have a BS in Music Education (Masters preferred), 5-7 years of experience, piano accompaniment skills, and Orff-Schulwerk and/or Kodály Certification. A commitment to teaching fundamental skills in music writing, reading, and composition within a context of joyful learning is essential, as is a desire to work collaboratively with the creative arts team and faculty. A passion for working with young learners, a sense of humor, and positive attitude are imperative! Please send a cover letter and resume to Joanne Clamage, Lower School Creative Arts Coordinator, at jclamage@brimmer.org.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:
-Plan and teach weekly general music classes for students in PreKindergarten through Grade Five
-Plan and conduct one choral rehearsal per week for Grades Two and Three, and one choral rehearsal for Grades Four and Five
-Plan and conduct one beginning band rehearsal per week for Grade Three, and one intermediate band rehearsal per week for Grades Four and Five
-Prepare students for annual exhibitions and performances: Grandparents and Special Friends Day in November, Winter Choral Concerts in December, Parent Informance presentations in January and February, Fourth and Fifth Grade Musical in March, Third Grade French Play in April, Spring Choral and Band Concerts in May, Closing Ceremony in June
-Assist with Friday Share Assemblies
-Work collaboratively with Lower School Creative Arts team, Music Department colleagues, and with other faculty members
-Help foster a positive working and educational environment for students and colleagues and support the school’s mission, vision, and values
-Work to support students outside of classroom time as needed

General Responsibilities:
-Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail
-Punctuality and dependability
-Adherence to all personal policies, procedures, and rules contained in the Brimmer and May Faculty and Staff Handbooks

This position reports to the Lower School Creative Arts Coordinator and the Head of Lower School