Lower School Music Faculty

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

CalWest’s client school in the Greater Seattle Area is seeking a K-5 Music Teacher to begin August 2023.

CalWest 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
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Client School Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in teaching is required, with 3 or more years of teaching preferred 
  • A bachelor’s degree is required
  • A graduate degree is preferred
  • Teacher certification is preferred
  • Exhibit an understanding of the development of K-5 students
  • Display an ease while working with students, parents, faculty, and other constituencies
  • Demonstrate initiative regarding job related tasks, responsibilities, and projects
  • Complete work in a timely and thorough manner and be conscientious about assignments and deadlines
  • Collaborate and work well in team settings
  • Exhibit the capacity and desire to engage in experiential activities and programs with students
  • Communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with others, including administrators, colleagues, staff and parents/guardians in order to maintain constructive and professional relationships
  • Practice strong interpersonal skills, to include being patient and positive
  • Be patient and positive and find joy in the journey of promoting a lifelong love of learning 
  • Have proficient skills in the use of technology: including, but not limited to, Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, and Outlook
  • Have an interest and willingness to participate in professional growth/development opportunities 


  • Create and sustain classroom culture based on mission and values of the school
  • Collaborate and work effectively in teams with colleagues
  • Design, prepare and deliver instructional activities that emphasize experiential learning experiences
  • Teach music skills and foster a love of music by creating an active-participatory environment
  • Plan and teach twice-weekly classes for each grade; K-5
  • Coordinate music in the Lower School events, assemblies and performances
  • Play piano, as well as other instruments
  • Have vocal proficiency
  • Guide extracurricular chorus program
  • Differentiate instructional resources/methods to meet students’ varying needs
  • Value and incorporate diverse perspectives in daily interactions and in the curriculum
  • Develop confidence and self-esteem in students
  • Create and foster cross-grade/divisional interactions
  • Collaborate with school counselor to establish and maintain social emotional learning and wellness for all students
  • Work closely with learning coordinator to support varying learning styles and needs in the classroom
  • Conscientiously complete other duties as assigned

Salary Range

$ 55,721 – $ 100,808

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Job Type: Teaching
Job Location: Greater Seattle Area
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent

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