Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3668914 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: October 19, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Music Teacher

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 preferred

Functions – Autism Interventionist in Music Education:
The Interventionist Specialist would to provide small-group/one-on-one music instruction and intervention to students with special needs as well as to provide a resource for district music specialists, special educators, and paraprofessionals on creating a more inclusive music class environment.

•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.

Responsibilities: As per the Somerville Educators/Teachers Association, Unit A Collective Bargaining Agreement

Position Reports to: The School Principal and the K-12 Supervisor of Art

•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.

The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

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
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    Contact Information
    Beverly Mosby
    81 Highland Ave
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
    Phone: (617) 625-6600