Requirements: Master’s Degree or equivalent in teaching; Kodaly training highly desired

Reports to:  Lower School Division Head

Primary Responsibilities:  Teach music classes Kindergarten-Grade 2; collaborate and co-create lesson plans with colleagues to design experiences for students; communicate and partner with parents and grade-level teams to provide information about student learning

Hours/Classification: Part-time (70%- K-2) or Full-time (100%- K-4)); Exempt; Academic Year (10 months)

Salary Range: $55,000-$100,000 Annually (Salaries are based on years of experience)


Expectation of Employee Civility and Commitment

The Hamlin School seeks to hire employees who will support and implement the school’s mission and Creed at all times. Hamlin employees are known for being compassionate, collaborative, and dedicated professionals who treat their colleagues and supervisors with respect and who take seriously the daily care of Hamlin students.

Hamlin students are celebrated because of their curious minds, joyful work ethic, and intellectual tenacity in the classroom; that said, the school is convinced that ensuring the students’ academic growth is only one part of its work. All Hamlin employees, whatever their role or title may be, must pay close attention to the students’ social-emotional well-being, their physical and mental health, and their moral development.  Hamlin employees are committed to their own professional growth; as such, they pay close attention to the research and innovations that impact teaching and learning. All employees are expected to be flexible thinkers and nimble actors in support of the school’s overarching strategic goals and daily commitment to academic and ethical excellence.

At The Hamlin School, we are committed to a policy of equal employment for all applicants and employees. As part of our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace, we recruit and hire applicants with diverse backgrounds and with professional experience that shows their commitment to K-8 education and being a contributing member of the community.

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Design, articulate, and implement Lower School Music Program program for a range of learners in Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2
  • Work in close partnership with other music teachers to advance a K-8 music program that is aligned with the school’s mission of excellence in education for girls
  • Collaborate with Lower School homeroom teachers and other specialists to integrate music instruction in other curricular areas
  • Work effectively with young girls across a wide range of musical and motor abilities
  • Lead musical performances annually for each grade level for parents/guardians and the larger school community
  • Design and execute lessons which foster collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking
  • Draw upon a wide range of musical genres, time periods, and cultures in units of study
  • Identify materials, resources, and technology needs for program
  • Use appropriate technology tools and resources for instruction
    Create and update web page(s) and blog(s) for marketing and communication purposes
  • Communicate with Lower School parents about the goals of the music program
  • Attend collaborative and confidential discussions to share information about student needs
  • Actively participate in division meetings, admissions gatherings, and other important school events (i.e. Grandparents and Special Friends Day)
  • Pursue relevant opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Evaluate students on a semester schedule with written report cards
  • Supervise students in other venues (i.e. recess, lunch, field trips)
  • Perform other duties consistent with the above responsibilities


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