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Part-Time Music Teacher - Chinese, Grades N-K

New York, New York, United States
Early Learning Center (NYC)

Position: Part-Time Chinese Music Teacher -  Grades N-K

Location: New York, NY

WHY TEACH AT AVENUES?

A top-tier school in New York City, offering a trulyglobal education, that will expand to the world’s leading cities in the next decades. Teaching and learning through dual language immersion and challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity, entrepreneurship and deep collaboration. State-of-the-art technology throughout. Brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, creating a unique educational experience together. Unparalleled possibilities for professional learning and development prospects around the globe. There is no place quite like Avenues.

DEEP COLLABORATION, CONSTANT EVOLUTION

Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. Teams of English and Spanish or Chinese teachers share two classes of students, collaborating to nurture their students' social, emotional and academic growth. Teacher teams share responsibility for the curriculum and plan together daily. This intense collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.

LANGUAGE IMMERSION

Avenues students will graduate fluent in a second languageand at ease beyond their borders. To this end, in all grades N-5 students alternate their days between English and Spanish or English and Chinese classrooms.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

At Avenues, students explore the music concepts of dynamics, melodic direction, pitch recognition, rhythm and scale. Students simultaneously develop social skills, coordinating fine motor and gross locomotor movement, while being instructed in the target language.The elements of music are internalized by each child into an organic, kinesthetic learning experience. Students listen appreciatively, valuing music as part of their everyday lives. As the music teacher, you will also:

  • Ensure that all students achieve key learning outcomes for the grade level, targeting instruction thoughtfully to address individual needs
  • Build a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to value being at school and feel part of a rigorous but joyful learning community
  • Collaborate intensively and daily with colleagues to continually improve student learning and school culture
  • Deeply connect with students and vigorously uphold a culture of welcome, safety and respect
  • Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families

WHAT YOU BRING

  • At least 5 years of teaching experience in grades nursery-5 with a proven track record of student learning
  • Full professional fluency in Mandarin Chinese
  • Strong understanding of and instructional skills teaching music to elementary ages children
  • Highly effective collaborator, eager to listen deeply, contribute to a team and achieve goals together
  • Deep dedication to learning and developing as an educator
  • Very resourceful and adaptive, eager to embrace constant change, growth and learning  
  • Graduate degree in education, teaching or a related field

TO APPLY

Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website (http://www.avenues.org/careers/). Be sure to include a very thoughtful cover letter in your application.

Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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