Campbell Hall Elementary School Music Teacher

Campbell Hall, founded in 1944 and situated on a 15-acre campus in Studio City, California, is an independent, all-gender, college preparatory, Episcopal day school for students in kindergarten through grade twelve. Campbell Hall is a community of inquiry committed to academic excellence and to the nurturing of decent, loving, and responsible human beings. As an Episcopal school, Campbell Hall thrives as an interfaith community that actively seeks to learn from the many religious traditions represented by faculty, students, and families.

The school is committed to fostering a community dedicated to honoring the diversity of the human experience. Campbell Hall welcomes candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning. Campbell Hall provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Campbell Hall Faculty Description

Campbell Hall seeks faculty who are dedicated to the developmentally appropriate education of the whole child; who are interested in learning as well as teaching; who connect their responsibilities with the philosophy and purpose of the school; who teach to empower as well as to inform; who are comfortable with questions as well as answers; who can work with direction, focus, humor, and dignity within the complexities of a diverse school environment; and who will be dedicated to promoting and maintaining an inclusive school community.

In addition to academic responsibilities, Campbell Hall faculty are involved in many aspects of school life. Coaching interscholastic athletics, chaperoning experiential education trips, participating in community service activities, helping students to produce school publications, overseeing student council, and leading a special interest club are just a few ways faculty are more deeply involved in the Campbell Hall community.

Campbell Hall faculty embrace the school’s mission and are dedicated to implementing a rigorous college-preparatory academic program. They are equally devoted to the emotional and spiritual development of each student, and they strive to relate to students, parents, and colleagues in ways that promote open and supportive communication. The result is a community where students and adults are confident to learn and grow.

Job Description

The goal of the elementary music program is to encompass a wide variety of inclusive musical experiences designed to provide students with strong vocal skills, a robust exposure to general elementary music instruments,  solid music theory foundation, memorable performances, and a life-long appreciation and love of music. The elementary music teacher is an integral part of connecting music to our multicultural community, and providing musical leadership and connection to Campbell Hall’s strong Episcopal identity. The elementary music teacher meets with every grade level homeroom during the school day as part of the K-6 rotating schedule.

Responsibilities include:

  • Implement engaging age-appropriate lesson plans, teaching choral and performance skills, introducing students to general elementary music instruments (song flute/recorder, hand percussion, African drums, guitars, ukuleles, boomwhackers, Kodaly/Orff instruments, etc.), as well as basic music theory concepts and music appreciation to grades K-6
  • Use a variety of instructional techniques to ensure all students are learning
  • Collaborate with the elementary chaplain to provide musical leadership for our elementary chapel program including teaching chapel songs during music class
  • Prepare the students for the two mainstage music concerts held each year, one in December and one in May, as well as Grandparents’ Day, Closing Day Chapel and other opportunities
  • Collaborate with the other performing arts teachers in preparation for the mainstage concerts
  • Organize effective, timely rehearsals including advance planning with the sound engineer and maintenance department for riser set up
  • Oversee, manage, and upgrade, as needed, the current collection of choral music, music textbooks, and instruments
  • Communicate promptly and effectively via report cards, narratives, parent/teacher conferences, calls and/or emails with parents, and via meetings, emails and calls with colleagues and administrators
  • Utilize a varied and diverse repertoire
  • Attend faculty meetings and professional development days and other meetings as needed
  • Carpool and yard duty when assigned
  • Participation in professional development, expanding repertoire and music pedagogy, and staying up to date with best practices
  • Meet and surpass National and California music standards

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • At least 3 years of classroom experience (ideally at the elementary level)
  • Knowledge and skill in choral music
  • Familiarity of general elementary music instruments (percussion, recorder/song flute, hand drums, guitars, etc.)
  • Ability to play piano/keyboard in order to accompany students
  • Ability to balance process vs product, instruction vs performance, within the allotted time frame of the class block schedule and of the production calendar
  • Ability to teach effectively and connect with students ranging in age from Kindergarten to 6th grade
  • Ability to engage students who have a wide range of musical skills within a grade level
  • Demonstrate a willingness to grow and evolve the music curriculum, always seeking to make the program inclusive and cover a range of genres, instruments, vocal styles, and teaching techniques

Qualified, interested parties may submit a resume and cover letter (which should include a link to a portfolio) and complete the online application at: www.campbellhall.org/employment.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to email Rebecca Rowland (rowlanr@campbellhall.org) or Robin Frank (frankr@campbellhall.org).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Campbell Hall believes in and operates on the premise that it is the right of all persons to seek work and to advance on the basis of their individual merits, ability, and potential. Campbell Hall has been, is, and will continue to be, strongly committed to the principle that equal employment opportunity must be afforded to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, family care status, veteran status, marital status, age, medical condition, and disability.