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Part-Time Choral (5th & 6th grade) + Beginning Band

Location: Redmond, Washington, USA
Middle School Music (Choir/Band) Teacher
Position Type: Faculty, Part Time
Start: 08/11/2014
School Name: The Overlake School
City, State: Redmond, WA
Posted: 1/2014
Description:  The Overlake School, an independent, non-profit, NWAIS accredited 5th-12th grade school, seeks a part-time Middle School Music teacher for the 2014-15 school year. We are searching for an outstanding educator who will work to ensure student success and who will contribute enthusiastically to our school community.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Music Education or Applied Music
  • Minimum two years relevant teaching experience, or working directly with choral or instrumental ensembles
  • Proficiency in voice or other instrument
  • Computer literate and technologically proficient
Desired Qualifications:
  • Established piano proficiency; strong musicianship skills
  • Experience directing choral ensembles at the elementary or middle-school level
  • Experience with beginning band methods/instrumental music at the elementary or middle school level
  • Experience designing curriculum and/or willingness to work with department chair on curricular ideas and initiatives, including varied assessment strategies
  • Natural rapport and demonstrated effective leadership with students
  • Strong, effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Professional demeanor and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Interest and commitment to ongoing professional development
  • A background that contributes to the diversity of the community and a respect for and understanding of diverse cultures and experiences
Responsibilities: The Middle School music teacher will teach year-long sessions of 5th grade choir and 5th grade beginning band, plus one semester of 6th grade choir in the spring of 2015. The 5th grade responsibilities fall in the afternoon hours, between 3pm and 4:15pm and the 6th grade choir semester falls within the normal school hours on a rotating schedule.  If qualified, other duties may be available (i.e. accompanying, coaching, etc.)  
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Competitive
Interested candidates are required to apply through our website at