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Middle School Music/Musical Theater Teacher

(SY24-25) Middle School Music/Musical Theater Teacher

Brooklyn Prospect Charter School is seeking an enthusiastic and mission-driven Middle School Music Teacher for the 2024 - 2025 school year.  This individual should have high expectations for student achievement and engagement in the arts, strong classroom management skills, and the ability to work creatively within space constraints. We are seeking an educator or teaching artist who is skilled in teaching ONE OF the following performing arts disciplines: vocal performance/chorus, musical theater, OR instrumentalism. This is an ideal position for someone who is excited about the charter movement and has a working background in educational settings.  

About Us:

Prospect Schools is a high-performing, intentionally diverse, K-12 college preparatory charter network with seven schools in Brooklyn. We have set a vision to become, by 2025, the leading network of intentionally diverse schools where students and educators can work, learn, and thrive. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.

Our experienced team of leaders and educators works hard every day to prepare a diverse student body to have a positive impact on society and develop a lifelong passion for learning. We are committed to offering a rigorous educational experience to all of our students regardless of background, familial income, or geography because we believe all children have the right to a high-quality education. The strong relationships across our communities allow us to push our mission forward each day for more than 2,100 students.

Our Core Values are:

  • Curiosity: Develop sound judgment and intellect by asking questions confidently and thinking critically
  • Care: Support others by grounding every action in empathy while championing equity and inclusion in our work
  • Persistence: Grow and learn by solving problems with determination, creativity and tenacity
  • Passion: Succeed by approaching challenges with excitement, enthusiasm and self assurance

Find more about who we are and what we believe by spending a few minutes reading our Prospector Principles, viewing this peek inside our schools, or reading some stories about our students and educators.

 

About You:

Reporting to the Middle School Principal and Arts/Athletics Department Head, this teacher will help keep the academic and personal success of our students as a core focus, while striving to grow professionally and support a positive school community. 

In this role, your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching 4 sections of Middle School Music, which can encompass vocal performance/chorus, musical theater, and/or instrumentalist
  • Leading an advisory
  • Creating and design your own curriculum
  • Ongoing development and implementation of the academic program
  • Developing and implementing strategies to improve students’ skills
  • Ensuring that NYS and BPCS standards and benchmarks are being met
  • Collaborating with your colleagues in teaching and learning
  • Engaging in your own professional growth as well as the growth of your colleagues
  • Other duties as stated by the Principal

*The critical features of this role are described above but not all encompassing*

 

Education and Training:

Characteristics

  • New York State certification and master’s level education preferred; Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required
  • Experience with the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) and/or Diploma Program (DP) is a plus
  • Must be comfortable with designing and implementing your own curriculum

 

Compensation and Benefits 

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) or Paid Sick Time (PST) based on date of hire and hours worked per week
  • 401(K) and Roth IRA with a 4% employer match with a 3-year vesting schedule
  • Flexible spending accounts, including Transit Commuter Options, Health Care FSA and Dependent Care FSA options
  • Ancillary insurance, including Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, and Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program with free expert support services to assist with a variety of life issues, from family care to mental health services
  • PTO buy back policy 

 

Salary

  • Employees at Prospect Schools are provided with a competitive salary. Our salaries are set through a lens of equity, and based on an individual’s skills, education, and years of experience relevant to the role. The salary range for this role is from $61,000-$102,880, based on experience and years of education.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Prospect Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind, including based on race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Prospect Schools cannot sponsor international candidates at this time.