KIPP NYC High School Instrumental and Choir Teacher
March 2, 2018
Bronx, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Band, Choral, Orchestra
About KIPP NYC College Prep High School KIPP NYC College Prep is a free college-preparatory public school serving students from KIPP NYC’s five middle schools. In July 2009, KIPP NYC College Prep opened its doors to its founding 9th grade class. Now fully grown, the high school serves almost 1200 students. We have set ambitious goals for our students: 95% will graduate from high school, 85% will matriculate to college, and 75% will graduate from college. Year over year, we have exceeded both our graduation and matriculation goals, and are on track for over 50% of our alumni to graduate from college (5x the national average for low-income students), while continuing to work towards our ultimate 75% college graduation goal for our students.
KIPP NYC College Prep is looking for an Instrumental and Choir Teacher who combines the ability to motivate and educate, to develop academic as well as character skills, and to make a college preparatory education relevant both now and for the future.
General responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Teach several sections of Choir (one may be an advanced group)
Teach one or two sections of Instrumental ensemble (orchestra or band)
Teach one to two sections of Introduction to Music (focusing on piano or guitar)
Collaborate as vocal director of Spring Musical and help lead performance groups throughout the school year
At least two years of high school music teaching and classroom management experience strongly preferred
A passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
A strong desire to become a better teacher by joining the KIPP NYC team and family
Zest, grit, hope, love, social intelligence, gratitude, and a sense of humor
New York State teacher certification in secondary music education
Keyboard proficiency to provide accompaniment for choir classes and performances
Strong vocalist, capable of modeling parts across ranges and styles.
Please note: Submitting an application for this position will make you eligible for all KIPP NYC teaching opportunities. You do NOT need to submit multiple applications in order to be considered for multiple available openings. However, if you would also like to be considered for non-teaching positions, you will need to apply separately to a non-teaching position.
KIPP NYC LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KIPP NYC LLC is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.
About KIPP NYC
KIPP NYC is a non-profit network of free, public charter schools that prepares students for success in college and life. In 1995 we started our first middle school, KIPP Academy, in the Bronx. Our goal was to graduate students with the strength of character and academic abilities needed to succeed in high school, college and beyond – and in so doing, to prove what is possible in for all students. Today, our New York City network is comprised of five elementary schools, five middle schools, one high school, and KIPP Through College, a comprehensive support program for our alumni. We are also excited to be opening two new schools in August 2018 – KIPP Freedom Elementary School and KIPP Freedom Middle School!