Berkwood Hedge School’s curriculum is based on the understanding that children construct their knowledge of the world through hands-on, integrated, and active child-centered learning experiences. The strength of the Berkwood Hedge School constructivist and developmental approach is that it allows children to be creative participants in their own learning. Our teachers support their growth and development across the cognitive, physical, social and moral domains.
We are seeking a passionate and experienced K-8 music teacher who is knowledgeable about the African diaspora and multicultural music forms from around the world. The ideal candidate will have a deep appreciation for diverse musical traditions and a commitment to helping students connect with the rich history and cultural significance of various musical genres.
Develop and implement a comprehensive music program that incorporates a wide range of multicultural music forms and genres, including those from the African diaspora.
Teach students how to play percussion instruments/drum, ukulele/guitars, and sing in a choir
Encourage and support students in their musical growth and development, providing individualized attention and guidance as needed
Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that celebrates diversity and encourages creativity and self-expression
Collaborate with other teachers and staff members to integrate music into other subject areas and school-wide events
Plan and lead concerts and performances that showcase the students’ musical talents and accomplishments
Maintain accurate records of student progress and communicate regularly with parents and guardians about their child’s musical development
We offer a competitive salary, benefits package, and a supportive and collaborative work environment. If you are a soulful and dedicated music teacher who is passionate about teaching the African diaspora and multicultural music forms around the world, we encourage you to apply. Interviews will begin immediately. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Love Weinstock, Head of School at email@example.com. Cover letter REQUIRED. Resumes received without a cover letter will not be considered.
Berkwood Hedge School provides a hands-on developmental curriculum that promotes deep and intuitive learning. Students achieve academic excellence by becoming critical thinkers and creative problem solvers. Our teachers meet the needs of every child, inspiring a joy of learning, academic success, intellectual excitement, emotional well-being, and creativity. Students leave Berkwood Hedge School prepared for success in middle school and beyond. Our small cooperative community of students, families, and educators shares a commitment to preserving the environment and promoting social justice within both the school culture and the larger community. We are committed to strengthening diversity of all types, including cultural, ethnic, racial, learning style, economic, gender, and family structure.
Berkwood Hedge School actively seeks to build a diverse student, staff and parent community. We are an avid equal opportunity employer and seek applicants who reflect the rich diversity of the Bay Area. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, family-care status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Demonstrated proficiency in playing percussion instruments/drum, ukulele/guitars, and singing/choir
Knowledge of and experience with multicultural music forms from around the world, particularly those from the African diaspora
Ability to create engaging and age-appropriate lesson plans that align with the state and national standards
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with students, parents, and colleagues
Passion for music and commitment to helping students develop their musical abilities and appreciation for diverse musical traditions