zSharp makes music a part of every child’s education. We place high quality music teachers in Bay Area schools to provide comprehensive, in-school music education to thousands of children who would not otherwise be exposed to music in a formal setting.
We’re currently hiring Music Teachers for the 2018 - 2019 school year, primarily in Oakland and Richmond.
Applicants should possess a strong desire to bring quality music education to diverse student populations. Music teachers will be embedded in one to two schools, teaching weekly music classes to grades ranging from TK-7. zSharp music teachers fully integrate into each of our partner schools and should be ready and able to serve as full members of each school’s learning community. General Music Teachers do not need to have a teaching credential but should have some classroom experience and a passion for teaching!
Teach sequential weekly music classes (30 - 45 minutes)
Create standards-based lesson plans using zSharp benchmarks and resources
Collaborate monthly with Program Director and other zSharp staff on instructional practices, lesson planning, assessments, behavior management, etc.
Attend regular Professional Development sessions
Organize and present school-wide student performances (at least two concerts per year)
Mastery of and enthusiasm for content subject area
Strong organizational and communication skills
Strong classroom management and lesson planning skills
Knowledge of California and Common Core standards and ability to integrate into a curriculum
Experience in preparing for concerts and performances
Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
Experience working with general music and choral classes
Ability to provide own transportation to site schools in Richmond and/or Oakland
Bilingual in Spanish/English
At least 2 years of classroom teaching experience
Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom
Knowledge of Orff and Kodaly methods desirable, willingness to train for them as necessary
Knowledge of Responsive Classroom, restorative justice, and culturally responsive teaching practices
zSharp provides internal professional development, support, and training to all teachers through observations, coaching, and ongoing support. Our teachers have access to a community of fellow music educators as well as a vast resource library, scope and sequence, and curricular materials.
All teachers are W-2 employees. zSharp provides health insurance for full-time teachers, professional development stipends and performance bonuses, and a modest discretionary budget for purchasing additional instruments and supplies.
How to Apply:
Interested and highly qualified applicants should forward their resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Program Director, Sonya Harway - sharway (at) zsharp (dot) org.
Thank you for your interest!