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Middle School Strings Teacher

New York City Charter School of the Arts is a public charter school, devoted to providing quality education to all students, with an emphasis in the arts and arts integration.

About the Role

CSA Teaching Artists are responsible for teaching specialized classes consistent with their professional discipline. Classes such as 6th Grade Arts Ensemble, 7th Grade Arts Ensemble and 8th Grade Arts Major will be taught several times weekly, consistent with their specific schedule. Teaching Artists will be expected to implement CSA Scope & Sequences in their discipline, while holding students accountable to benchmarks and performance standards in their subject. Identifying opportunities for students to perform and/or exhibit work will be a priority.  In addition to teaching, TAs will be expected to furnish Unit and Lesson Plans for their classes to their Instructional leader, attend professional development sessions at both CSA and Lincoln Center, organize and participate in field trips, and perform other duties as specified by their supervisor.

Roles and Responsibilities 

The Strings Teacher will be responsible for developing and implementing Unit and Lesson Plans consistent with, but not limited to:

· Equip string students with a foundational understanding of the elements of music, such as rhythm, harmony, theory, form/analysis, etc. 

· Teach relevant skills such as fingering, bow technique, vibrato, and repertoire;

· Experience teaching violin, viola and cello preferred;

· Teach the rudiments of music history through a variety of culture and style periods;

· Prepare students for evaluation by High School admission committees;

· Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities;

· Instruct students in proper care and use of instruments;

· Organize storage areas and all materials;

· Evaluate and grade each student’s performance and growth;

· Supplement CSA’s program with additional materials and related areas of study when needed and/or in response to supervisor’s feedback:

· Prepare performances to exhibit students’ work for the school and the community;

· Organize filed trips related to student work;

· Communicate with parents by phone and email as necessary;

· Be present in the building 15 hours weekly;

· Perform other duties specified by supervisor

 

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