Instructor of Elementary Vocal Music, Horace Mann Lab School

Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO Full-time
Posted on June 28, 2019
PRIMARY DUTY: This position will work as a part-time vocal music instructor and Bearcat Choir sponsor at the Horace Mann Laboratory School, which includes grades Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Teach vocal music at the elementary (K-6) level half-time 2. Utilize effective instructional practice and deep theoretical knowledge in order to support teacher candidates learning and development through mentoring and providing in-depth feedback and assistance to teachers-in-training 3. Serve as Bearcat Choir (2nd- 6th grade musical group that performs at various events throughout the year, including but not limited to, the International Flag Raising, Thanksgiving Luncheon, Holiday Tree Lighting, etc.) 4. Develop and implement curriculum and lesson plans focusing on a child centered, engaging, and learning environment 5. Support, organize, and maintain an enriching, joyful, rigorous, and authentic music experience for children in grades K-6 6. Communicate regularly and proactively with children and families 7. Collaborate with staff members integrating music across curricular areas 8. Work to continuously improve effectiveness in all instructional practices and use feedback to make productive positive changes in performance 9. Complete all administrative requirements before given deadlines 10. Participate in required programs as needed throughout the year (including but not limited to Back to School Open House, Bearcat Choir events, Music Programs, school events, etc.) 11. Perform other duties as assigned MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: B.S., B.A., or B.M.E. degree and current certification for teaching music at the elementary level Certification/License: Certification for teaching in Missouri Experience: Experience in teaching early childhood and elementary students and in supervising music programs PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Master’s degree and current certification for teaching music at the elementary level WORKING CONDITIONS: This position will work in an elementary laboratory school setting on a college campus TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Elementary music classroom and the ability to lift up to 20 pounds COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1905, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location and through Northwest Online. With an enrollment of about 6,500 students, Northwest has met all measures of the state’s performance-based funding initiative during four of the model’s first five years, and U.S. News and World Report has ranked it as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri during three of the last four years. Safewise ranks the city of Maryville as one of the “Safest College Towns in America,” while has named the Northwest campus one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.” The University boasts a 59 percent graduation rate, which is in the 89th percentile of Northwest's national peer group. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 97 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, recently named Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job. Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their resumes with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory School, National Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency. For more information, visit SCHOOL: The School of Education includes the Department of Professional Education and the broader, campus-based Professional Education Unit, Horace Mann Laboratory School and the Phyllis and Richard Leet Center for Children and Families and a site in Kansas City, Missouri featuring undergraduate completion and master’s programs for teachers and leaders. Northwest is also a site housing coursework for a Cooperative Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership with the University of Missouri – Columbia. The School of Education prepares teachers, counselors, and administrators/leaders for the nation’s school systems. Northwest has been continuously accredited at the national level since the inception of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), previously NCATE, in 1954. It is also accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The mission of the School of Education is to prepare caring teachers who possess the highest level of professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help all students learn in a diverse and ever-changing world. For more information, visit APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled DATE AVAILABLE: August 12, 2019 TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references in order for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email for more information. APPLICATION MATERIALS: A letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies acceptable), and the contact information of three current references INQUIRIES FOR THE POSITION CAN BE MADE TO: Laura King, Principal Horace Mann Laboratory School Northwest Missouri State University Brown Hall 135 Maryville, MO 64468 Phone: 660-562-1233 Email: