Hamlin Robinson School, located in the North Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, is an independent, non-profit, accredited, state-approved, elementary and middle day school offering a comprehensive educational program to serve students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. The Hamlin Robinson School core philosophy is that all children can reach their full potential given appropriate teaching methods and atmosphere.
Position: Music Specialist (Elementary)
Department: Teaching Faculty
Reports to: Head of Lower School
Job Classification: Full time, 10 month exempt position
Hamlin Robinson School is growing and we will open a new Middle School building in Fall 2022. In anticipation of this move, we are hiring additional faculty for an increase in our classes and curriculum. A Hamlin Robinson School teacher is dedicated to the mission and philosophy of the school, and demonstrates a commitment to engaging with a community that values diversity, equity and inclusion. Our Music Specialists oversee and manage a robust music program. The position balances an intellectually and creative program that is developmentally appropriate for students in first through fifth grade. Through differentiated instruction and a love of working closely with children the music teacher will provide a rich and diverse music experience for students.
Teach music to grades 1-5 using methods appropriate for all ages
Work collaboratively with the Middle School Music Specialist to create an engaging, creative curriculum across all school levels
Collaborate with classroom, resource/specialist teachers and content specialists to leverage and integrate music studio resources
Collaborate with teachers for authentic music work and music appreciation activities that support classroom content and the curriculum
Promote, collaborate, and manage pieces of the End of the Year Performance
Help provide authentic, differentiated learning experiences that build essential music skills for each student
Build students’ confidence and self-esteem as you come to know them as learners and individuals
Supervise students in various capacities
Maintain an informative and updated webpage
Work with families and communicate in a clear and supportive manner
Coordinate the after school Music program
Promote music as an important resource for the HRS community with activities including but not limited to Arts Fest and End of Year Performance
Attend in-service days and meetings
Support the school and its leadership
Maintain an attractive, clean, organized studio as well as school display areas and bulletin board
Bachelor’s degree with Washington State certification, preferred
Commitment to the mission and philosophy of the school
Experience in an elementary/middle school setting
Deep love and knowledge of varied music
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational, management, and goal-setting skills
Experience in curriculum development, collaborative planning and team teaching
Excellent interpersonal skills with colleagues, families and students
Desire and ability to work with children with learning differences
Practice and model respect for individual differences, learning styles and rates of learning
Provides the unique support, attitude, and environment necessary for student success
Maintains a positive attitude and connects well with students and families in the midst of challenges and learning obstacles
Commits to innovation, excellence, and dedication in implementing instructional programs and learning activities unique to each student
Believes in each student’s ability and potential to learn and succeed
Maintains a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities to meet the ongoing needs of the school.
Please submit a Resume and Cover Letter to:
Stacy Turner, Head of School
Hamlin Robinson School
Email: jobs @hamlinrobinson.org with “Music Specialist Elementary” in the subject line.
Hamlin Robinson School is an equal opportunity employer.
Hamlin Robinson School ignites the academic and creative potential of students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences.
The world class educational program at Hamlin Robinson School is a catalyst for students to discover the joy of learning within a rich, comprehensive school experience.
Respect: We show appreciation and acceptance for ourselves, our community, and our learning.
Responsibility: We show integrity and accountability for our choices.
Purpose: We show dedication and resolve through our actions.
Perseverance: We show commitment and resilience in all our endeavors.
About Hamlin Robinson School
Founded in 1983, Hamlin Robinson School is an independent, non-profit school offering a comprehensive educational program to serve students in grades 1-8 with dyslexia and other language related difficulties. The core philosophy of Hamlin Robinson is that all children can reach their full potential given appropriate teaching methods and atmosphere. The school is embarking on an ambitious strategic plan that includes moving to a new location in central Seattle, increasing enrollment, and expanding the academic program. A successful major gifts program and eventual capital campaign will be critical to the implementation of this vision.
Hamlin Robinson School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. HRS values diversity and welcomes the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds, gender identities, learning styles, physical abilities and sexual orientation.