Lower School Music Teacher

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area is seeking a Lower School Music Teacher to begin August 14, 2023.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates should have a degree in music, elementary education, or a related field, plus experience working with students ages 4-10.
  • Experience leading vocal ensembles, and an advanced degree in music or music education is desired.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, pedagogical expertise, a growth mindset, a proactive approach to creating a sense of belonging for all students in the classroom, the ability to integrate into our school culture, a good sense of humor, and flexibility are essential.  

More about this role


  • Report to the Lower School Division Head.
  • Work with students in grades TK-3 as well as offer choral classes to 7th and 8th grade students as part of the middle school Performing, Visual, and Creative Arts courses.
  • Develop and implement a dynamic music curriculum that incorporates both performance and music appreciation of a diverse range of musical styles, cultures, and time periods that are engaging and developmentally appropriate while differentiating to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of current best practices in music education and effectively apply these to their teaching.
  • Share the school vision of high standards of learning in a safe, caring, and supportive setting.
  • Value teaching practices that are grounded in equity, dignity, and respect while recognizing and honoring cultural differences.
  • Utilize ethical principles in decision-making and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with families and colleagues.
  • Be open to new ideas, accept constructive feedback, solve problems creatively, and manage the multiple demands of teaching.

Job Type: Teaching
Job Category: Music
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent