Middle School Music Teacher

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

CalWest’s client school in the Greater Seattle Area is seeking a Middle School Music Teacher to begin August 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

  • Experience teaching music is required, with 3 or more years preferred
  • Experience teaching music to Middle School students is preferred
  • A bachelor’s degree is required, with a degree in Music or Music Education preferred
  • A graduate degree in Music, Music Education, Education or related field is preferred
  • Experience leading performance ensembles is preferred
  • A background in music theory is required, with experience in digital music, sound production, and other expressions of music making preferred
  • Demonstrated excellence as a musician with a passion for sharing that with Middle School students is required
  • A demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth in this area is required

More about this role


  • Create and sustain a positive classroom culture, based on the mission and values of the school
  • Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities for Middle School music courses that facilitate active learning experiences
  • Possess the interest, ability, and skills to successfully teach General Music, as described above
  • Have the interest, ability, and skills to successfully lead ensembles
  • Develop and implement an interdisciplinary and experiential curriculum
  • Value and incorporate diverse perspectives in daily interactions and within the curriculum
  • Establish classroom expectations that create a safe and comfortable environment for all students
  • Collaborate and work effectively with other members of the Performing Arts Department to create common experiences centered on student inquiry
  • Create and sustain effective family partnerships, for example: communicate with parents/guardians regarding student progress and classroom news via formal fall/spring conferences, written communications, and school portal

Job Type: Teaching
Job Category: Middle Grades Music
Job Location: Greater Seattle Area
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent

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