Primary Music Teacher
Employment Terms: F/T Permanent
Start Date: August 2019
Founded in 1829, Upper Canada College is a leading independent school for boys SK- Grade 12, located in the heart of Toronto. The College presents a rigorous, liberal education through the International Baccalaureate Programme and broad co-curricular opportunities to engage students, faculty and staff. Our students are motivated and supported by a well-resourced, exceptional faculty, who bring a diversity of experience to an exemplary professional learning community. The College also emphasizes a balanced education, one that breeds character as well as academic excellence. We seek to prepare students to make their mark in an increasingly global village.
Overview of Position:
The Prep School at UCC is currently inviting applications for a dynamic, energetic and experienced Music Teacher, who thrives on working in a collaborative and fast-paced environment. As the College moves towards its 200th year, the roles mandate is to ensure that the values and principles of UCC’s Strategic Directions and the International Baccalaureate are at the centre of learning and the building of relationships with colleagues, parents, and students.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in teaching, an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the way in which today’s boys learn, and an ability to work in a collegial, transparent and humble manner. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in using reflection and feedback to improve his/her teaching practice. In addition, he/she will be up-to-date on current curricular trends, be tech-savvy and involved in education beyond the classroom.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with the Subject Coordinator of the Arts and our PYP Coordinator, develop units of work, prepare lesson plans following ministry curriculum guidelines;
- Deliver the program with a child-centred, age-appropriate and inquiry-based approach;
- Assess students’ progress, provide meaningful feedback, record results, and issues reports on progress;
- Establish clear student expectations for the creation of a supportive, caring and effective teaching and learning environment;
- Communicate regularly with students and parents on progress;
- Use technology in the classroom to enhance learning and work with community members within and beyond the gates of the College;
- Keep up-to-date with developments in the subject area, teaching resources and related strategies, and makes relevant changes to instructional plans and activities;
- Engage meaningfully and humbly in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and various professional development opportunities;
- Collaborate with colleagues within the department and beyond, with humility and openness to feedback on all aspects of the role, from students, parents and colleagues.
Co-curricular, Coaching and Supervisory
- Lead with skill, passion and enthusiasm, identified activities in our co-curricular program, including the arts, coaching and intramural games;
- Supervision duty as assigned;
- UCC students benefit from a robust Outdoor Educational program at Norval campus and most programs include overnight stays at Norval;
- UCC students benefit from a robust co-curricular program including athletics. Many teams have the opportunity to participate in weekend and CAIS tournaments. Some CAIS weekend tournaments are out of province.
Knowledge, Competencies and Experience:
- Ontario Teacher Qualifications in Music;
- 3 years of relevant teaching experience;
- Bachelor of Music Education
- Bachelor of Education
- Ontario Teachers’ Qualifications in the Primary-Junior Grades;
- Proven vocal specialist; instrumental experience an asset;
- Piano and Orff skills an asset;
- Experience with SK-5 boys, an asset;
- Passionate about and focused on primary level students;
- Demonstrated satisfactory working knowledge of Sibelius/Garage band and other music software;
- Demonstrated interest and/or satisfactory working knowledge of sound systems and sound production techniques an asset;
- Working knowledge of lighting, video and sound an asset;
- PYP/MYP experience an asset;
- Demonstrated passion for vocal music and the ability to instill passion in students;
- Demonstrated desire and ability to reflect the pluralism of Canada in the musical styles and composers with which the students interact;
- Demonstrated ability to recognize individual learning styles and the characteristics of learners, and the willingness to differentiate accordingly;
- Demonstrated ability to employ a wide variety of teaching techniques, including utilization of technology;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; possesses the ability to develop strong professional relationships with students, colleagues, administration and parents;
- Displays creativity, flexibility, and innovation both in and out of the classroom; with students, parents and colleagues;
- Demonstrated ability and desire to coach sports and/or lead co-curricular activities;
- Invests in personal development and strives to grow professionally;
- Exhibits a high level of commitment, perseverance, initiative, adaptability and problem-solving skills;
- Organized, with excellent time management skills and is able to work independently;
- Displays enthusiasm and a desire to participate fully in the UCC community.
Please apply online by creating a “Teachers” profile account by Friday, February 22, 2019. We thank all candidates in advance; however, will contact only those selected for an interview.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity, encouraging applicants from all qualified individuals. If you are contacted by UCC regarding a job opportunity, please advise us if you require any accommodations.
To learn more about us please visit our site at www.ucc.on.ca