Aidan Montessori School in Washington, DC is seeking a part-time Music and Drama teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Successful candidates must enjoy working with elementary children (grades 1-6) and be devoted to building a nurturing and safe learning environment. To excel in this role, the Drama and Music Teacher must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as in-depth knowledge of classroom activities and teaching methods. Fun and creative minds are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of Montessori or Montessori training is appreciated but not required.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Teach drama and music, design and modify curriculum as needed, and demonstrate thorough planning;
Organize and help lead in-class activities, plays, and musical performances; collaborate with our elementary classroom lead teachers and our art teacher on the school play;
Maintain an emphasis on preparing students for the joys and challenges of learning;
Participate in regularly assigned duties like lunch and recess, curriculum development, committee, and task force work;
Perform necessary administrative tasks and attend required meetings and events;
Complete progress reports as required;
Engage in reflective practice and various professional growth activities;
Prepare musical program or musical components for annual events like graduation, special person's day, and other school events as needed.
Qualified candidates will have:
Genuine love of learning and desire to work with children as a facilitator of learning;
A degree with a major in Elementary Education, Music Education, or a related field is a plus;
Collaborative spirit and interest in creating a joyful learning environment;
Good oral and written communication skills;
Ability to organize and manage a positive classroom grounded in a belief that all learning begins with attending to children’s developmental social and emotional needs;
Willingness to develop or adapt your own elementary drama and music curriculum;
Commitment to teaching diverse learning styles and differentiated instruction.
If you are a motivated, dynamic, thoughtful educator, we would like to hear from you. To apply, please send your resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Established in 1961, Aidan Montessori School is an AMI-accredited school serving children ages 18 months to 12 years-old.