Kodály Musicianship Instructor

Gifted Music School is pleased to announce the opening of a Kodály Musicianship Instructor faculty position at Mountain View Elementary. Duties begin January 2022 or later, as negotiated.*
 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Highly qualified applicants should complete the online application as soon as possible to guarantee consideration. For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, please contact Dean Justin Morgan at jmorgan@giftedmusicschool.org.
 
 
 
 

Position Overview

Gifted Music School seeks an engaging and experienced music education specialist to teach after-school general musicianship classes at Mountain View Elementary in Salt Lake City, UT. The teaching artist will be expected to provide a Kodály influenced general music curriculum to students grades K-5 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated evidence of successful teaching in a group setting; commit to maintaining a reliable schedule and attending all classes throughout the school year; consistently participate in faculty meetings and professional development activities; possess a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and meeting the needs of a diverse population; and have an earnest desire to make their teaching work a career priority. The school is seeking candidates who have excellent communication skills, can comfortably direct support staff and parent volunteers, and are able to contribute to a high-performance team environment while being supportive of colleagues, staff, parents, and students.
 
Hourly wage commensurate with the candidate’s credentials and experience. The hours for the 2021-22 school year are MTWH from 2:30 to 4:30 PM.

 

 

Qualifications

  1. Minimum of a BA or BM in music or music education or equivalent experience. MA, MM, MMA, or DMA in Kodaly, Pedagogy, or Music Education preferred.
  2. Kodály certification from an OAKE-endorsed program is preferred. Commitment to continuous training and professional development.
  3. Interest in and ability to teach young students of varying levels, grades K-5.
  4. Demonstrated English proficiency; Spanish or other language would be a strong asset.

 

 

Procedure

Step 1) Qualified applicants should upload the following materials, and complete our online application form. If uploading any of these required materials presents a hardship, please contact Dean Morgan at jmorgan@giftedmusicschool.org.
 
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV or resume
  3. Contact information for 2-3 professional references from whom we may solicit a recommendation
  4. Two (2) contrasting teaching samples (must include at least one group lesson)
  5. (Optional) Teaching Philosophy Statement
 
Step 2) Upon reviewing your application, the search committee may invite you to interview with the Gifted Music School and/or provide additional teaching samples.