Interim Music Teacher (Beginning November 2019)

Wellan Montessori School | Newton Centre, MA, United States

Posted Date 9/18/2019

Wellan Montessori School is currently seeking an interim Music Teacher to cover a maternity leave (full time) beginning on November 1, 2019 (likely through the end of March).  

The interim Music Teacher will oversee operation in the music classroom while the Music Program Coordinator is on maternity leave, and is responsible for teaching students ranging in age from 15 months to 12 years (toddler through grade 6).  The interim Music Teacher should have experience in some of the following: Orff-Schulwerk, Conversational Solfege, First Steps in Music, or Kodaly.  Candidates should have classroom experience using xylophones, recorder, ukulele, preparing for choral concerts, and teaching age appropriate general music classes for multi-age classes. The interim Music Teacher will also lead Glee Club after school once a week.  The interim Music Teacher must be proficient in playing either the guitar or piano, and should be prepared and willing to assist with organization and lead all-school performances that showcase student learning.

The ideal candidate will be well organized and flexible; have strong classroom management skills; have strong verbal and written communication skills; and be able to collaborate with other educators in our community to create an environment where children learn, socialize, explore, and grow together as global citizens. 


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in music/music education preferred. 
  • Desire to work with students age 15 months through grade 6
  • Ability to design and implement age-appropriate curricula
  • Independent school experience preferred
  • Strong communication skills verbally and in writing
  • Desire to work closely with highly skilled colleagues
  • Patience and a sense of humor


About Wellan Montessori School

Wellan Montessori School is a joyful, academically-rich learning environment in which each member is supported and challenged to discover strengths and explore opportunities. We empower children, families, and staff to reach their fullest potential as passionate life-long learners who are confident, independent thinkers, and caring, responsible contributors toward peace in our world. Learn more at  Conveniently located near the Newton Centre T-stop.

Wellan Montessori School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, pregnancy, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under federal or Massachusetts law. The School will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. The School's equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, job assignment, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.


Credential Level
Credential Required (level not specified)
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Specialty/Auxilliary Classroom Instructor
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(617) 969-4488

Share this job