Charlotte Latin is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our cohort of Latin Fellows as a Lower School Music Specialist for the 2023-2024 school year. Latin Fellows is designed to give one year of guidance, training and experience to recent college graduates considering teaching as a career. Latin Fellows are not considered interns or student teachers; rather, they are full-time employees treated as colleagues within their departments.
Fellows have many opportunities to contribute to the school community and for personal and professional development. Examples may include sponsoring a club, coaching, attending conferences and international travel.
Charlotte Latin School is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and we strongly encourage people of color, especially those from historically underrepresented racial groups to apply for Latin Fellows. This position will begin August of 2023.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Participate in ongoing Fellows Program training and mentorship both within the Lower School Music Department and across the broader life of the School
Design and implement age-appropriate music lessons for TK-Grade 4 classes, with the option of additional classes in the early music education program (Birth-age 4)
Prepare each grade for public performances
Cultivate a lifelong love of music with an understanding of the developmental needs of elementary level learners
Collaborate with Cultural Enrichment Coordinator in the selection and management of Lower School assemblies
Assist with ongoing organization and cataloging of costumes, props and instruments
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Performing Arts
Bachelor’s Degree in Music, with a strong preference for Music Education and/or Elementary Music Education to be completed on or before June 30, 2023.
Basic Technology Skills
Awareness of current pedagogies (Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, Musikgarten) is desired.
Proficient with using technology as an instructional complement.
Joyful enthusiasm, creativity, good humor, and a team spirit
Attention to detail, strong organizational skills
Devoted to meeting the needs of the whole child – academic, social, emotional and developmental.
Strong classroom management skills, commitment to safety and civility.
Exhibit willingness to adapt to new and innovative teaching methodologies.
Show a great deal of flexibility in working with colleagues and students and sharing classroom space.
Willing and able to resolve conflicts with colleagues, parents and between students.
The ability to build a strong rapport with colleagues and serve as a collaborative team player.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Piano proficiency is preferred but not required
Commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts.