Music Teacher

Matchbook Learning at Wendell Phillips School 63
Who are we?

A non-profit charter management organization in Indianapolis, Indiana who have launched a single PreK-8 Innovation Charter School in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS). We are currently the largest K-8 in Indianapolis and #10 in the state for parent choice schools. Our innovative, award-winning blended turnaround school model, the first of its kind in the nation to be offered to schools with the highest poverty rates and needs, has already achieved extraordinary results. Now, we are excited to develop a scalable model for inner-city public education in Indianapolis.

Who are we looking for?

As a Matchbook Learning teacher, you will be a teacher, a project advisor and a learning facilitator. Matchbook teachers provide targeted small-group instruction, lead whole group discussions, coach students as they work with individualized online learning tools, and collaborate with peers to ensure high levels of student achievement. Matchbook provides teachers with research based virtual platforms which we believe are a key to both student and teacher success. We believe that ordinary teachers can achieve extraordinary results when their development is personalized and empowered with the aid of technology.

The Music Teacher is a highly qualified teacher responsible for delivering general music, choral music, and instrumental music content in a differentiated and engaging manner that is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards in Music.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  •  Have a working knowledge of best practices in Music Education, arts integration, and Indiana Academic Standards in Music, while implementing a curriculum based in creativity
  • Guide, motivate and engage students in learning, including understanding the principles of music, music reading, and musicianship.
  • Majority of concert rehearsals take place during the school day.
  • Prepare students to perform for additional community/extra-curricular concerts, when scheduled
  • Provide for music participation at school-related and community events.
  • Facilitate cleaning, repairing, and storing all music supplies/equipment
  • Develop and implement plans for music program and show written evidence of preparation, including lesson plans, as required
  • Conduct ongoing formative and summative assessments of student achievement
  • Accompany and supervise students on field trips, when necessary
  • Maintain open communication and professional relationships with all stakeholders
  • Direct a school musical
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
  • 2 years experience working in an urban environment preferred
  • Basic piano proficiency
  • Training (or willingness to become trained) in one of the following music pedagogies is preferred: Orff-Schulwerk, Kodaly, World Drumming, or Dalcroze Eurythmics.
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Job Type
Full-Time
Grade Level
Elementary (K-6), Middle School (6-8)
Grade Categories
Classroom Teacher
Job Subjects
Music