Job Description

Lower School General Music Teacher – Full-Time Substitute 2023-2024

Renbrook School (West Hartford, CT), an independent day school for children age three to grade eight, is seeking a warm, experienced full-time Lower School general music teacher for the 2023-2024 academic school year to begin as soon as possible. The Lower School Music Teacher is responsible for teaching weekly general music classes to students in first through fourth grade.

This position requires a creative, detail-oriented, organized team player with a sense of humor. The Music Teacher is responsible for leading occasional performances and should have basic skills on a chordal instrument such as the piano or guitar. The teacher must be a good vocal model for children and be able to teach classroom instruments including recorder and mallet percussion.

The ideal Lower School Music Teacher will demonstrate expertise in Responsive Classroom as well as music teaching philosophies such as Conversational Solfege, Kodaly, Music Learning Theory, or Orff.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution. A Master’s degree or a teaching credential is desirable, as is experience teaching music in traditional and/or non-traditional settings.

Please submit cover letter with resume, philosophy of teaching, and a letter of reference included together in one PDF document, to with Lower School Music Teacher in the subject line.

Renbrook School is an affirmative action – equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, including but not limited to blindness, veteran status, sexual orientation, and other protected classes.

Renbrook School will provide reasonable accommodation to known disabilities of a qualified applicant or employee unless the accommodation imposes an undue hardship on its operation.