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Berkwood Hedge Seeks a PT K – 5 Music Teacher

Children learn the fundamentals of music through singing games that allow them to explore and enjoy music. Musical concepts, such as beat, rhythm, melody, and in-tune singing, are learned through songs and games.

Berkwood Hedge School is seeking a part-time Music Teacher to lead a K-5 music, singing and performing arts program. The program begins with a strong Orff base and expands through the grades. We aspire to have a music program deeply integrated into the culture and life of the school, through assemblies, performances and integrated into the classroom curriculum. Teaching experience required. Orff and Kodaly training preferred.

Berkwood Hedge School is an independent, progressive kindergarten through fifth grade school located in the heart of the city of Berkeley. Our mission is to provide 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 inspire a joy of learning, intellectual excitement, emotional well-being and creativity.  Our small community of students, families and educators share a commitment to environmental education and social justice within both the school and larger community.  Berkwood Hedge reflects diversity of all types – cultural, ethnic, racial, learning style, economic, gender, and family structure. A solid and enduring core philosophy – a rich academic and arts program, close ties between families and school, and a strong sense of community – are the hallmarks of a Berkwood Hedge education.

Experience planning and implementing a differentiated and integrated curriculum.
Ability to develop and align a constructivism curriculum
Ability to provide customer service to BH families with frequent, engaging, and informative communication.
Ability to articulate the music program
Capacity to focus on the whole child, intentionally developing each individual academically, physically, emotionally, and socially.
Ability to exercise daily flexibility by wearing many hats, prioritizing, and problem solving while maintaining a poised professional demeanor.
Willingness to embrace global thinking and learning that helps expand circles of influence by seeking geographic and cultural opportunities that grow students’ cultural competency.
Ability to utilize sound and developmentally appropriate educational practices related to technology.
Experienced at planning and implementing integrated curricula

Love of children and understanding of child development
Collaborative, creative, and curious nature
Maturity, professionalism, and good judgment
Willingness and capacity to assume a wide range of responsibilities
Interested in learning new skills and engaged in continuous improvement of practice
Excellent organizational and time management skills

Maintain and support a climate of mutual respect which encourages students to take healthy risks: asking questions, sharing opinions, and making mistakes necessary to learn.
Accurately assess each student’s progress; inform student, parents, lead teacher, and the Director immediately of any relevant information. 
Cultivate each student’s creativity, intellectual curiosity, social-emotional development in an academically rich and relevant context.

Please email a resume and cover letter to

In addition to a music teacher, we are seeking someone who can lead a music program that integrates movement, culture and maybe even social justice. The program would be offered after school and include performances and other events, including cultural field trips, an annual sleepover at the school, and whatever other flavor you want to add…Berkwood Hedge students and children from the greater East Bay community would participate for a fee.
Thee two positions can be combined.

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