K-8 Performing Arts Teacher

Job Type: Teaching
Job Category: Performing Arts
Job Location: Greater Oakland Area
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent

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

CalWest client school in the Oakland, CA, area seeks a K-8 Performing Arts Teacher for an August 2024 start date.

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

  • At least two years of exemplary classroom teaching experience and a valid teaching qualification
  • Understanding of project-based learning
  • A visible love and respect for children
  • Experience in designing and teaching an integrated curriculum
  • Experience in adapting curriculum to different learning styles
  • A creative, compassionate, and courageous thinker and doer
  • A team player with colleagues and parents
  • A good listener and communicator
  • A good sense of humor
  • Comfortable with the use of technology


  • Teach music classes to Grades K-8 with middle school classes emphasizing Chorus and Band
  • Yearly, direct and plan an LS Musical (grades 3-5) MS Musical and Whole School Concert
  • Participate in Bi-Monthly Whole School Assemblies
  • Filling the role of Middle School Advisor for 6-8 students
  • Provide differentiated, varied classroom instruction using a multi-modal approach
  • Provide clear performance objectives that will be widely understood by students, parents, and administrators alike
  • Facilitate the social, emotional, and academic development of students within the classroom using Responsive Classroom procedures to manage the class and any student behavior issues
  • Develop and implement student assessment methods that will consistently and continuously provide a basis for evaluating and reporting student progress
  • Coordinate with Dean to deliver academic and social-emotional support for students
  • Contribute to the community beyond the classroom
  • Communicate with constituents in a timely and professional manner

Salary Range

$ 70,000 – $ 100,000

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