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The Bear Creek School is currently seeking to add a member to our music teaching team! This individual supports the mission of Bear Creek through serving the students and teachers of Bear Creek. The Band Teacher teaches beginning to proficient skills in music education helping students develop their musicality and musical literacy on a specific instrument. Students then learn to play with other instruments and work together to create beautiful music. The Band Teacher will promote a student culture of lifelong learning and love for music!
As a member of The Bear Creek School, you belong to a vibrant preschool - grade 12 community fully committed to the mission of our school: to provide a high-quality, Christian liberal arts education in a nurturing environment that will enable each student to become the individual God intends.
Why you should work at The Bear Creek School.
Bear Creek is a vibrant community of faculty and staff committed to the mission, offering many ways for students and adults to learn, play, and serve together in an inclusive, caring environment.
At The Bear Creek School, a Christian classical education serves as a powerful framework for teaching and inspiring students. You can support the mission of Bear Creek through leading the classroom environment and having an impact on the lives of students.
We are seeking an individual who…
Plans and develops an engaging, age-appropriate course of study in the classroom, adhering to educational best practices in band and music education.
Designs and presents individual lesson plans from beginning to advanced band as well as developing musical literacy using a variety of teaching techniques that appeal to various learning styles and methods. Instruction also includes pep and jazz bands.
Prepares materials for lessons, assignments, and tests; evaluates, corrects, and grades student performance.
Discusses academic difficulties or behavioral problems with students as they arise.
Monitors students’ progress throughout the year and evaluates preparedness for high school.
Communicates all progress and concerns with tact and professionalism to parents and, as appropriate, other faculty, staff, and/or division head.
Builds and maintains positive relationships with parents.
Enforces safety and security standards for students, staff, and visitors.
Maintains required paperwork for individual student files, attendance and incident reports, and other necessary records.
Participates in faculty meetings, educational conferences, in-service opportunities, workshops, and other training seminars.
Maintains knowledge of research, developments, and best practices in music education.
Produces concerts demonstrating what students have learned through the program.
Performs related tasks such as sponsoring student activities or organizations.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
The successful individual in this position will:
Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
Execute things independently when needed and work cooperatively with a team regularly
The Bear Creek School is an equal opportunity employer. All employees of The Bear Creek School must agree to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with The Bear Creek School’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Employee Handbook, and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with Biblical standards.
Offers of employment are contingent on the successful outcome a criminal background check.
The above job posting is 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, duties and skills required for 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. Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of all jobs at The Bear Creek School.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.
All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who cannot perform the essential functions of the position, even with reasonable accommodations, or who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees and students.
Required Experience and Education.
Bachelor’s degree required
Teaching experience preferred
Familiarity or experience with the classical Christian education model preferred
Music Education degree preferred
Currently held CPR/AED/First Aid Certification (with Epinephrine Auto Injector supplement included), or arrangements made to obtain certification within 90 days of employment start date
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No sponsorship is available for this position
It's more than a Job. As a part of our community, you also need to:
Positively support the school’s policies and practices and work collaboratively in a professional organization
Truthful, positive, and purposeful when communicating with others
Able to use strong written and oral communication skills to transfer thoughts and express ideas
Flexible and adaptable in dealing with new, different or changing requirements
Maintain confidentiality and security of information
Hold self and others accountable to accomplish results
Effective in handling multiple concurrent tasks
Familiar with Microsoft Word and Outlook, ability to learn and work with the school’s integrated data-based software package as needed
Adhere to biblical standards in all areas of conduct
You must meet the following physical requirements.
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer or standing to teach.
Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds at times.
Must be able to traverse classroom and adjust one’s tone and height, by bending or leaning, in order to teach each child.
The Bear Creek School is a classical, Christian school located in Redmond, Washington. The greater Seattle area offers a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities. The community is diverse, highly educated, and a great place for families.