Part-time Music Teacher (Primary Grades)

Part-time Music Teacher (Primary Grades)

Red Bridge Description Red Bridge is an independent K-8 school opening in San Francisco in September 2020. Red Bridge was founded as a demonstration school for a new model of education designed to foster a sense of agency in every student as the foundation for academic and life success. Student ownership is built into every system and structure of the school, so that students gradually take on more responsibility for their learning. This puts every student on the path to becoming a lifelong learner – so that no matter what the future looks like, they have the capacity to adapt and flourish.Teachers at Red Bridge are models of lifelong learning: collaborating to design meaningful learning experiences for students, closely observing children’s development and needs, and creating and reflecting on new routines and systems. Red Bridge currently has two teaching roles: Learning Guide and Subject Expert. Learning Guides are the in-school advocate for each child and meet with each student weekly one-on-one to discuss their development as learners and community members. Subject Experts are primarily responsible for leading small-group instruction in their area of expertise, and for providing individual support in the subject as needed. Red Bridge has three core subjects: Communication, Computation and Observation.Position Overview Red Bridge is looking for a music teacher who plays at least one instrument and is familiar with a wide variety of music types to bring the joy of music and song to our students throughout the week. This is a part-time role. Days and hours are currently flexible. In our first year, you will typically be working with students ages 5-7 in groups of 5-10. At Red Bridge we aim to bring music into the daily life of the school and students through morning routines, instruction in music reading, history and musical performance.QualificationsExperience Ideal candidates will have:• a minimum five years teaching experience in a related position• degree in a relevant field (Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Music Theory, Music Performance, etc.)• experience working with students with diverse needs and from diverse backgrounds• piano-playing ability, and abilities with other instruments or voice• a personal passion for musicMindsetIdeal candidates will believe:• in high expectations for all students, and have the ability to recognize excellence• that collaboration yields better results• that the role of the teacher is not to get students to listen, but to get students to think• that thoughtful feedback is welcome and helpful for personal developmentWork habits Ideal candidates will consistently:• address issues proactively• take on a variety of tasks flexibly, as necessitated in the school’s early years• plan lessons intentionally to engage students in learning through conversation and discovery• demonstrate authentic enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry• model lifelong learning• work to create a culture of belonging for students, teachers and colleaguesSteps to Apply Please make sure you have read all of the materials on our website. Red Bridge is a new model of school, and it’s important that you are excited to be on a founding team where you will be creating brand new systems, projects, documents, resources, etc. and that you are fully aligned with our mission.If you’re interested in applying e-mail jobs@redbridgesf.org with your resume and cover letter. Be sure to specify the name of the role you are applying for.Start Date July 2020 (for the 2020-2021 school year)What we offer
  • Opportunity to be part of a founding team of motivated, intentional, life-long learners
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
  • Health and dental benefits (depending on final hours)
  • Stipend for lifelong learning
  • Meaningful opportunities for professional development
 Red Bridge Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs. In addition, Red Bridge Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Red Bridge strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.