K-5 Music Teacher

  • Anywhere

Redwood Day School

Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 385 students and 80+ faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.

Job Description and Desired Qualifications

The K-5 music program nurtures the love of music while laying a strong foundation for understanding musical concepts and developing musical skills. The program introduces students to the basic elements of music. These elements come to life through a diverse range of repertoire and learning experiences, which use speech, rhyme, games, singing, dance, movement, listening, body percussion and musical instruments (such as unpitched percussion instruments, boomwhackers, xylophones, and recorders). The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive musical background that includes performing and teaching, and a lens towards cultural competence when it comes to developing curriculum content. This individual will have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiation of instruction, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in building community in and outside of the classroom. This position begins in August 2019.

This is a full-time position, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays), with up to the equivalent of 28 classes per cycle.

  • Dedicated K-5 music room
  • Regular K-5 music instruction: Each class (2 per grade) twice per 6-day cycle
  • Teaching Redwood Day Chorus (after school) – Grades 4th-8th
  • Direct four concerts and Lower School Musical – Grades 4th-5th
  • Perform all other assigned school-related duties (e.g. recess supervision, meetings, etc.)
  • Collaborate with the 6-8 music faculty
  • Maximum class size is 22 students

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Arts (in Music or comparable degree)
  • K-5 Classroom music teaching experience
  • Choral directing experience
  • Instrumental proficiency (piano, guitar, recorder)
  • Candidate must have effective classroom management skills

Desired Qualifications and Traits:

  • Teaching credential or Masters Degree (MM) in Music (preferred)
  • Orff levels training and Kodaly knowledge helpful
  • Ability to teach strings classes desirable but not required

Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.

Limitations and Disclaimer:
The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form and submit it electronically by January 25 , 2019, to lsmusicjob-2018@rdschool.org, Attn: Johanna Aeschliman, Lower School Director.

Non-discrimination Policy:
Redwood Day School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.


To apply for this job email your details to lsmusicjob-2018@rdschool.org