Music Teacher

POSITION
Type of Position: Teacher
Job Type: Full-Time (1.0 FTE)
Limited-Term with the possibility of extension
Job Advertisement #: 2020MLS040
Job Title: Early Years Teacher – Music
Location: Maple Leaf School
Employment Dates: September 7, 2021– June 30, 2022
Closing Date: This position will stay open until a suitable candidate may be found.

DESCRIPTION
Maple Leaf School is a dual-track, English and French Immersion School with approximately 500 students in kindergarten to grade 4. We are looking for an outstanding candidate to assume an Early Years Music Teacher position, performing Kindergarten to Grade 4 Music teaching duties. This is a term position for the school 2021-2022 year, with the possibility of extension.

The successful candidate must be a qualified teacher possessing a valid Manitoba teaching certificate or obtaining such, with training and experience in music education. The successful candidate must demonstrate a child-centred approach, an understanding of early year’s philosophy and knowledge of current Manitoba Arts curricula, as well as demonstrating excellent verbal and written communication skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate the use of various current teaching strategies and classroom structures, thus proving their understanding and ability to implement differentiated instruction. As the primary music teacher, the successful candidate must demonstrate a willingness and ability to direct choirs and other extracurricular musical endeavours such as preparing for winter and spring concerts. The successful candidate must possess expertise and knowledge to play musical instruments that would support early years of music programming, such as recorder and piano.

S/he must have: good written and verbal communication skills; demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills; present themselves professionally, and demonstrate their ability to be a team player, functioning as part of a team and working collaboratively with teaching colleagues. The ability to converse in French and/or teach basic French is highly desired, and depending on the candidate, the opportunity also exists to teach French Immersion music classes.

A condition of employment with Western School Division is a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search, Child Abuse Registry Check and an agreement by the applicant to disclose criminal record and/or Abuse Registry record information to the Division. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. Persons must present this information prior to their first day of work.

The Western School Division is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.

HOW TO APPLY
Please visit our website at www.westernsd.mb.ca and complete the Employment Application Form – Non-Teaching, Employment Application Form – Teacher, and submit to:

Western School Division
Attn.: Human Resources, Job Advertisement #2020MLS040
Unit 4-75 Thornhill Street
Morden, Manitoba R6M 1P2
Fax: 204.822.4262
Email: hr@westernsd.mb.ca

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