St. Andrew’s School is actively searching for a Music Teacher. St. Andrew’s School, established in 1894 and located in the Oregon Hill section of Richmond, is one of a handful of schools in the country providing independent school education to children from families with limited financial resources through a full scholarship for every child. Employing a whole-child approach to education our faculty and staff work together to create a positive community of learners through our primary shared value: mutual respect. The faculty and staff enhance the culture of the school while creating high-quality learning experiences for our students.
The Music Teacher will be responsible for teaching students instrumental techniques, scales, sight reading and music theory. The Music Teacher will also help students to prepare for music examinations, auditions and live performances.
Bachelor’s degree in Music or Music Education with strong academic record
Experience working with elementary grade children
Familiarity with El Sistema-inspired programming
Personal traits for nurturing the growth of children and working cooperatively with adults
A passion and joy for working with young people
Flexibility, patience and enthusiasm for learning
Master’s degree in Music or Music Education with strong academic record
Teaching certification in Music Education, K-5 Instrumental
Knowledge with Suzuki Method and New Directions for Strings Curriculums
Expertise in string playing and teaching
Experience working in an urban setting with elementary school children from low-income households
Knowledge of the Responsive Classroom approach to academics and social-emotional learning
Essential Job Functions
Designs, teaches and assesses whole class learning experiences using National Standards for Music Education and individualized learning strategies
Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
Establishes high expectations for academic success and classroom behavior
Develops community-focused off-campus performance calendar and organizes comprehensive school recitals
Coordinates maintenance of 40+ violins; works with administrative staff to plan for expanded instrumental offerings
Collaborates with community partners
Creates a positive educational environment for teaching and learning
Participate in school-wide activities, including but not limited to school-wide events, morning/afternoon duty, etc.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Communicate with stakeholders on student progress
About St. Andrew's School
St. Andrew's School transforms lives by providing quality, progressive education to children from families with limited financial resources through a full scholarship for every child. Our whole-child approach nurtures intellectual, creative, moral and spiritual growth, preparing students for success in school and in life.