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Lower School Music Teacher

Lower School Music Teacher

George Walton Academy (GWA) provides challenging instruction, engaging experiences, and global perspectives designed to inspire lives of intellectual curiosity, integrity, and purpose. GWA is an independent, Pre-K-12, independent, college-preparatory school located on 62 beautiful acres in Monroe, Georgia, less than one hour from the state capitol of Atlanta.

Position: Lower School Music Teacher

The Lower School Music Teacher will teach general music classes for all students in K3-4th and lead chorus in 5th grade. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, able to work both independently and collaboratively, and effectively teach music to multiple grade levels. GWA seeks a teacher who is innovative and creative with curriculum and cultivates a love for music in all students, regardless of ability or previous experience.

FLSA Status: Exempt, fulltime and 10 months

Reports to: Lower School Division Head and will coordinate closely with the Fine Arts Department Chair

Broad Responsibilities: 
• Inspire a love of and appreciation for music in our students. 
• Design and implement creative, engaging, and innovative music lessons.
• Participate as an active, collaborative, and positive team member within the school community as a whole.
• Foster an understanding and application of best practices in music education.
• Develop and showcase the talents of students and generate wide appreciation among the student body for music.
• Demonstrate effective management of students in the classroom and in Lower School productions.

Specific Responsibilities: 
• Teach general music courses for Lower School grade levels K3-4th grade and chorus in 5th grade.
• Serve as musical director of grade level musical productions and division wide events.
• Rotating carpool and lunchroom duty.

Essential Personal Qualities: 
• Professional, organized, self-motivated, and punctual.
• Appreciates and enjoys interacting with students and partnering with their teachers and families in their student’s overall development.
• Creative, patient, and demonstrating a willingness to learn and grow as an educator. 
•  Effective communicator.
• Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and maintain a healthy sense of humor.

Desired Training and Work Experience:

• A master’s degree in music education is preferred, but qualified candidates with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education or related field will also be considered.
• A demonstrated, successful experience as a music teacher, preferably in an independent school environment.

Assessment: Performance of this job will be assessed annually.

Salary: Commensurate with work experience and skills.

Start Date: July 31, 2023

Please send cover letter and resume to HR / Benefits Manager, Jeanie Beach at

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