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Looking To Hire General Music Teacher


Job Description

The Public Schools of Brookline is seeking a highly energetic and enthusiastic music teacher for the Edward Devotion School (Lower Devotion) for a part-time (0.6 FTE) position This teacher will be responsible for teaching Kindergarten through 4th grade General Music, collaborating with the other music teacher at the school and preparing and leading elementary grade level concerts. The position is Mondays through Thursdays.

The successful candidate will have experience teaching singing, music literacy, song games and music and movement activities, and some knowledge of and experience teaching takadimi or a similar music literacy system and solfege. Preference is given to candidates with piano and/or guitar accompanying ability or experience on another accompaniment instrument.

The successful candidate will possess and transmit a deep love for making music, and is a team player who works well with colleagues from within and beyond the Performing Arts department.

Brookline is a diverse school community and one of our core values is respect for human differences. We are looking for candidates who understand the need for differentiation within the curriculum and have the ability to reach and support all students. Candidates with a passion for music and teaching, an ability to engage students in music, and teach skills in a joyful manner while maintaining high expectations and a classroom environment of rigor for all are encouraged to apply.

MA DESE certification Music is required.

  • Position type: part-time
  • Job categories : Music Education

Equal Opportunity Employer

Brookline Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Contact Information

Jill Kennedy
Administrative Assistant – Human Resources
c/o Brookline Town Hall, 5th Floor
333 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445

Tel.: 617-730-2406

Public Schools of Brookline

The Public Schools of Brookline provide education to PreK through Grade 12 students in eight elementary schools , one comprehensive high school, and three Early Childhood Education sites with vision that guides education in all our schools. Brookline provides an extraordinary education for every child. Each child’s unique path to achievement is supported in academically exciting and programmatically rich environments. A dynamic, diverse community of teaching professionals works collaboratively, innovating and inspiring each other and their students. Staff gets to know students intellectually, developmentally and culturally. Students are encouraged to question and challenge ideas and participate as active citizens. Schools use a variety of assessments to get the fullest picture of student learning and growth over time. These data are shared regularly with the community, and they form the basis of how we understand and improve student, teacher and administrator performance. Parents are partners with the schools in supporting their children’s education, and schools communicate effectively so that parents are confident of the response to their child’s circumstances and needs. The community, well informed and involved in the schools, supports these efforts that continue a tradition of challenging ourselves to do better, efforts that ensure the enduring value of a Brookline education.