The Red Bridge Music Teacher is a part-time role. The Music Teacher will work with students in groups of ~5-15. In the 2023 – 2024 School Year, the Music Teacher will work with four small groups of students spanning ages 5 – 10 years old. The Music Teacher is expected to develop curriculum, plan lessons and lead instruction in song, music theory, music history and performance. The Music teacher should play multiple instruments and be familiar with a wide variety of music types to bring the joy of music and song to our students throughout the week. This is a part-time role. Days and hours to be determined.
Red Bridge strives to have a student body that reflects the diversity of our community in San Francisco. Our mission, location and individualized tuition model all support this goal. We believe that a diverse learning community is a necessary part of a high-quality education. We aim to have a faculty that reflects this diversity as well. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Teachers at Red Bridge are models of lifelong learning: collaborating to design meaningful learning experiences for students, closely observing children’s development and needs, and creating and reflecting on innovative routines and systems. Red Bridge currently serves thirty students in the equivalent of Kindergarten – Fourth Grade. We will continue to grow and age up with our student body until we are a full K-8 school.
Ideal candidates will have:
experience working with similar-age students in or out of a school setting
Degree in a relevant field (Music, Music Education, etc.)
Knowledge of developmentally appropriate musical materials from diverse musical styles and cultures
experience with the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education
capable of accompanying students on the guitar and/or piano
experience working with students with diverse needs and from diverse backgrounds
Ideal candidates will believe:
in high expectations for all students, and have the ability to recognize excellence
that collaboration yields better results
that the role of the teacher is not to get students to listen, but to get students to think
that thoughtful feedback is welcome and helpful for personal development
that planning and preparation are key to reaching lofty goals
Ideal candidates will consistently:
address issues proactively
take on a variety of tasks flexibly, as necessitated in the school’s early years
act with intention in order for students to learn from your deeds and thought process
demonstrate authentic enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry
model lifelong learning
work to create a culture of belonging for students, parents and colleagues
Red Bridge is an independent K-8 school that opened in September 2020 in San Francisco. Red Bridge was founded as a demonstration school for a new model of education designed to foster a sense of agency in every student as the foundation for academic and life success. Student ownership is built into every system and structure of the school, so that students gradually take on more responsibility for their learning. This puts every student on the path to becoming a lifelong learner – so that no matter what the future looks like, they have the capacity to adapt and flourish.