Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3300672 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 19, 2020 Starting Date: August 31, 2020

Job Description
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Anticipated (1 - .70 FTE position) - Due to Resignation and Pending budget approval

50 Music Teacher
Benjamin G. Brown School
.20 Autism Interventionist in Music Education

Job Goal: Somerville Public Schools strives to create an inclusive and racially affirming environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

We welcome and value different perspectives and experiences in our staff, recognizing the powerful impact that a diverse workforce has on all students. We are committed to supporting educators through a strong induction and mentorship program, educator-driven professional development, and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

As a district, we are also committed to supporting the whole child by promoting a trusting, mutually respectful and inspiring culture that values the individuality of our students and the professionalism of the field.

•Bachelors or higher level degree in Music Education
•MA DESE Certification in Music Education K-12
•Strong communication skills, both oral and written
•Exemplary interpersonal communications skills that establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents and members of the community
•Experience in teaching Pre-K and Elementary Music in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment
•Thorough knowledge of Kodaly/Conversational Solfege pedagogy
•Proficiency in multi-cultural music genres and traditional genres
•Commitment to changing lives through music education
•Certification in current best practices for Autism in Music Education

Essential Functions of the .20 Autism Interventionist in Music Education:
•Provide small group or one-on-one music instruction to students with special needs who are placed in a substantially separate classroom environment.
•Provide Professional Development to SPS Music Educators in the area of special needs and inclusion.
•Consult with Music Educators, Special Educators, and Paraprofessionals on strategies, methods, and other ideas to better include students with special needs in the mainstream music classroom.
•Communicate and connect with outside organizations and groups to provide resources and opportunities for students with special needs in music.

Position Reports to:
•The School Principal, Director of Special Education and K-12 Supervisor of Music

Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.

Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools. Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Richard Saunders, Department Chair-Music
    81 Highland Avenue
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
    Phone: 617 - 625 - 6600 Ext . 6143