Join an incredible community of educators who are passionate about progressive pedagogy while embracing a sense of urgency, a strong work ethic, and accountability for student learning. We select individuals who share our vision and are willing to put in the hard work to achieve it.
Develop and teach highly engaging, academically rigorous curriculum and lessons, aligned with HVA’s standards and progressive pedagogical philosophy
Invest several hours per week in professional learning, including personalized instructional coaching, co-planning, book study groups and other learning work†
Build strong, lasting relationships with students, inspiring them to hold themselves to a high standard of academics and character
Establish and uphold classroom expectations that support students to develop increased agency, responsible autonomy and ownership over learning
Analyze assessment data and use it to inform and differentiate your instruction
Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student mastery of standards
Maintain close relationships with families, including phone calls and conferences
Plan and execute regular showcases of student learning (e.g. concerts, performances, video, etc.)
Direct the school choir(s) and/or instrumental ensembles and support their participation in network and community performances and events.
Music direct the annual school musical in collaboration with a production team.
Minimum of two years full-time music classroom teaching experience required. Four or more years of teaching experience strongly preferred.
Strong track record of student achievement and performance in your past teaching
Ability to create a class environment in which students feel safe, supported and challenged to engage deeply in meaningful work
A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
Highly thoughtful and reflective, committed to always getting smarter with colleagues, reflecting on mistakes, welcoming feedback and making continual adjustments in your practice
New York State teaching certification preferred
Experience teaching choral and instrumental music (especially strings) preferred
Training or certification in Orff-Schulwerk or Kodaly approaches to music education preferred
Our team is passionately committed to the vision and values of Harlem Village Academies; have a positive mindset; a very strong work ethic; and an inner drive for excellence. The ideal candidate will thrive working within an entrepreneurial and results-driven environment.
Harlem Village Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.