Illinois Association for Gifted Children

Avery Coonley School is seeking a Music/Orchestra Teacher

  • 02/28/2019 4:34 PM
    Message # 7192448

    Job Description:  

    The Avery Coonley School seeks to hire a dynamic and creative music teacher to assume duties beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.   This position may be filled by one full-time or two part-time employees and includes the following responsibilities:

    • Teach early childhood through kindergarten music classes, 3rd-8th orchestra sectionals and full symphonic orchestral rehearsals. 
    •  Prepare and deliver music instruction using a variety of age-appropriate techniques, instruments, and songs for a gifted population.  Select a diverse repertoire and rehearse pieces for multiple concerts throughout the year. 
    • Create a warm and safe environment in which young children are able to develop a love of music and enhance their skills. 
    • Use the National Standards of Music Education and ACS curriculum to guide lessons. 
    Job Qualifications:
    • A minimum of two years of music teaching experience is required, ideally with instructing bright and/or gifted students. A Master’s degree is preferred. 
    • Must demonstrate an understanding of basic music concepts and be able to communicate those concepts in a developmentally appropriate and age-appropriate manner with preschoolers, elementary, and middle school students. 
    • Ability to communicate effectively with both children and adults both orally and in writing.
    • Must be proficient on piano and have a working knowledge of string, brass, woodwind, & percussion instruments. 
    • Must be comfortable singing a cappella (unaccompanied).

    Please e-mail resume and cover letter to:

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Illinois Association for Gifted Children

1500 Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506

Ph: 630-907-5047
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