Senior Teacher, Music, Senior School (Choir & Orchestra)

Senior Teacher, Music, Senior School (Choir & Orchestra)

  • Teacher
  • Vancouver

Exciting Opportunity for an Extraordinary Senior Music Teacher

Part-time Fixed-term contract (April – June) 

At Crofton House School, we inspire girls to discover and pursue their personal excellence from the first day of junior kindergarten to grade 12 and beyond. 

Bound by our belief in the power of all-girls education, Crofton House School fosters a strong sense of community among educators, staff, students and families. Here, everyone can contribute to the strength of our learning environment – including you. 

Crofton House School requires a String Orchestra (Grades 8 – 12) and Choir (Grade 8-12)  teacher to teach, conduct, and assess a talented group of musicians. 

The music program at Crofton House School is remarkable and, for teachers who are passionate about music and about sharing that passion with students who are creative, committed and willing, the rewards of teaching at Crofton House School are extraordinary. Teach and learn beside other performance-based teachers who inspire students to develop and pursue their interest in all areas of music, including general music, band, choir and orchestra. The facilities for music study and performance are well equipped.

Applicants with orchestra and/or choir experience are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:
Orchestra:

Teaching morning classes (7:15 – 8:15 am) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, adhering to the BC curriculum for grade-level music
Preparing the orchestra for an evening spring concert, or alternative virtual performances depending on Covid restrictions 
Preparing the orchestra for other performances (or virtual performances) within the ceremonial life of the school. 
Choir:

Teaching morning classes (7:40 – 8:15 am during Covid restrictions; 7:15 – 8:15am when restrictions are lifted) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, adhering to the BC curriculum for grade-level music
Teaching one multi-grade level choral music block every other day
Preparing the Choir for an evening spring concert, or alternative virtual performances depending on Covid restrictions 
Preparing the Choir for other performances (or virtual performances) within the ceremonial life of the school. 

School-wide:

Supporting, as much as possible, the other music teachers in preparing for and producing all student concerts and virtual concerts
Contributing to co-curricular activities
Contributing to student final report cards, grades and comments
Be responsible for the creation of a safe, caring and orderly learning environment
Learn and teach collaboratively with teachers in the department to plan, develop, implement an extraordinary learning experience for each individual student

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience:
Relevant university qualifications preferably at the graduate level (e.g. Bachelor of Education plus Bachelor of Music or equivalent)
B.C. Ministry of Education Certificate or Independent School Certification qualification criteria
Experience in an independent school, an asset
Experience teaching senior-level strings in a school setting; experience teaching senior-level choir in a school setting
Excellent rehearsal skills (conducting skills, pacing, problem-solving, diagnosing and assessing within a rehearsal setting)
Proficient on a string instrument; understanding of string instrument pedagogy
Proficient vocal technique; understanding of choral pedagogy including safe use of the voice and an understanding of vocal change and development process in adolescence
Proficient piano skills
A demonstrable awareness of the learning styles of girls and young women
Collaborative and energetic with a passion for teaching
Committed to the craft of teaching, best practices, and standards of professional practice
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills

Employment and Application Details

Position is scheduled to start mid March/April 2021.

Employees of Crofton House School receive competitive compensation.  Please note that applicants must be able to legally work in Canada.

Apply online at www.croftonhouse.ca/careers by January 27, 2021. We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls, please.  Please note that applicants must be able to legally work in Canada.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls, please.

About Crofton House School

Crofton House School is a university preparatory day school for girls from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Set on a beautiful ten-acre campus in Vancouver, we offer an inclusive, supportive community of dedicated teachers, involved parents, and enthusiastic students. Collaborative, student-centred, inquiry-based education and world-class facilities create a unique learning environment where each girl can reach her full potential.  www.croftonhouse.ca/careers 

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To apply for this job please visit www.croftonhouse.ca.

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