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At Hillel Day School, we inspire a passion for learning, responsibility to self and community, and devotion to Jewish living in a warm, innovative, and engaging environment.
Hillel Day School is a vibrant and joyful, early childhood-through-eighth grade Jewish day school in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Hillel is committed to embracing an authentic and rigorous education for the modern learner. Teachers at Hillel enjoy fostering an academic culture of innovation, collaboration, and creativity where learning is lasting and infectious.
As a Music Teacher at Hillel Day School, you will have the exciting opportunity to nurture students' musical talents and instill a lifelong appreciation for music. The role primarily involves teaching music to 3rd and 4th-grade classes on a weekly basis and leading the 5th-grade band, which meets twice a week. Additionally, you will play a key role in overseeing the production of our annual school musical and directing our school choir.
Implement our engaging music curriculum for 3rd and 4th-grade students, focusing on vocal training, rhythmic reading skills, and basic instrument instruction.
Lead and inspire 5th-grade students in their musical journey, directing the school band and facilitating band rehearsals.
Plan and coordinate the school musical production, guiding students in acting, singing, and production aspects.
Conduct choir rehearsals for students across various grade levels, culminating in performance at the end of the year.
Collaborate with colleagues to integrate music into cross-curricular activities and special events.
Create a positive and inclusive learning environment that encourages students to explore their musical talents and express themselves through music.
Assess and track student progress, providing feedback and support for individual growth.
Engage with parents and the school community to foster a love for music education.
Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance teaching skills and stay up-to-date with best practices in music education.
Bachelor's degree in Music Education or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
State teaching certification in Music Education.
Previous teaching experience in an elementary school setting preferred.
Proficiency in multiple musical instruments and vocal training.
Strong classroom management skills and a passion for working with elementary-age students.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and parents.
Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
Hillel Day School's mission is to deliver academic excellence in a caring Jewish environment. Fulfilling Hillel Day School's mission requires the support of talented people who share a common vision. Our faculty and staff are dedicated and knowledgeable, caring and innovative, collegial and generous of spirit. They are well-versed in their chosen areas of specialty, and they are energized by young people. They engage students and the community on a variety of levels and in a variety of settings. They are open to new approaches to curriculum and to new teaching strategies.
Hillel Day School faculty and staff are powerful role models. By being both demanding and compassionate, they bring out the best in their students and command their respect.