Music Specialist Teacher (Kindergarten to Grade 7)

Music Specialist Teacher (Kindergarten to Grade 7)

Music Specialist Teacher 

Junior School (Senior Kindergarten to Grade 7 Music, Band, and Choir)

1.0 FTE Full time

Maternity Leave coverage from November 28, 2022 to December 9, 2023


Teaching at York House School

York House School is a vibrant and close-knit school community where people feel valued, engaged, and connected to the school. Our faculty enjoys robust professional development opportunities that support the ongoing design of strong foundational and transformative learning experiences. Our rigorous and innovative programs enable our Yorkies to develop knowledge, skills, and global competencies to succeed in the world beyond our doors. On an ongoing basis, we invite the creative input of faculty in the development of these programs. 


About this Role

York House School is inviting applications from creative and qualified Band and Choral teachers committed to providing an exceptional 21st century learning environment for our students. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in instructional and assessment practices, a passion for teaching. This individual will have opportunities to be involved in the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that enhance students’ experiences at school. This teaching position involves teaching Music and Band in the Junior and Senior Schools, which entails early morning starts.  



  • Strong Piano skills are preferred
  • Bachelor of Music or Music Education degree or academic equivalent
  • Major concentration in music education in instrumental instruction, is an asset
  • Course work and/or knowledge of strategies for instruction in electronic music
  • Music education teaching methodology courses in the relevant areas; Orff Training is preferrable
  • Experience in teaching instrumental music and choral programs is an asset 
    course work and/or knowledge of choral music instruction for young and intermediate voices
  • Master’s degree or equivalent is an asset
  • British Columbia Teachers certification or equivalent
  • Independent School experience is an asset
  • Coaching and/or extra-curricular experience is an asset 

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Strong knowledge of British Columbia Curriculum and pedagogy
  • Demonstrated experience of implementing a strong instrumental and choral music program
  • Strong knowledge of instrument specific teaching methods and conduction
  • Passion for increasing knowledge of musical styles and technique
  • Knowledge of the current research on girls and learning, developing critical 21st century global capacities
  • Demonstrated experience as an inspiring, innovative and enthusiastic educator
  • Collaborative and flexible, supportive and effective team-player
  • Ability to develop strong professional relationships with all stakeholders
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to educating the whole student
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology purposefully to transform learning
  • Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction and assessment practices to meet the needs of individual learners
  • Experience with using Understanding by Design as a framework to teach for deeper understanding
  • Experience using an inquiry-based and project-based learning approach
  • Committed to continuous professional growth and improvement 

Faculty at York House are provided the following:

  • A diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • Small class sizes and time for planning and working collaboratively. 
  • Access to exceptional resources.
  • A robust peer Mentorship Program. 
  • A comprehensive salary and benefits program.


Review our Career Page for more information about benefits and programs for staff.


Please apply online here.


This posting will remain open until the position is filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed as they arrive. All employees of YHS must be able to provide a passed vulnerable sector screening criminal record report. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


About York House School

York House School, located in the heart of Vancouver, is one of Canada’s leading independent schools for girls. Founded in 1932 by seven progressive and insightful women, York House provides an outstanding education for approximately 650 girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. For more information about York House School, please visit our website at

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