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Early Childhood Music Teacher

Position type:  Full time, exempt, 10 months
Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (unless otherwise specified)
Reports to:  Head of Early Childhood

Position Summary:
The EC Music Teacher is a Specials area teacher who is responsible for teaching music curriculum.  Curriculum elements may include:  musical play, singing, listening skills, movement to music, composition, and instruments of orchestras and bands.

  • Plan and execute music classes twice per week for preschool through kindergarten, including preparation & implementation of weekly lessons, class setup and clean-up, gathering of supplemental materials, etc.
  • Plan and coordinate curriculum-related field trips or guest artists when appropriate.
  • Provide virtual or distance learning lessons when required.
  • Develop, update, and document music curriculum as needed.
  • Maintain communication with parents, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Provide trimester report cards.
  • Participate in end-of-year summative review with the Division Head.
  • Attend faculty, staff, and division meetings.
  • Attend workshops and other professional development opportunities to continue to grow professionally in the areas of gifted and music education.

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Certification in Music Education
  • Ability to play piano 
  • Experience working with early childhood, and elementary age students
  • Orff, Kodaly, or other specialized training preferred
  • Desire to provide a stimulating, energetic, and supportive environment for music students.
  • Demonstrated lead teaching experience
  • Understanding of and ability to differentiate curriculum especially for gifted students ages 3-6 years.
  • Knowledge of the academic and emotional needs of gifted students is preferred
  • Experience working in a team teaching environment
  • Capability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with Sycamore community

Application Instructions:
Well-qualified applicants should send a cover letter, current resume and copies of degrees and licenses, and names and contact information for three professional references to Julie Szolek-Van Valkenburgh, HR Coordinator via e-mail at  No phone calls or walk-ins please.