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Goddard School Music Teacher in Ballwin, Missouri



Do you love children and music? Would you like to have fun while working?  A Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. This position is located in Chesterfield, MO. Our award winning school offers competitive wages plus child care discounts, holiday pay, health benefits, school meals and vacation time.  


All candidates, who wish to be considered for the position of Music Teacher must meet the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities: 

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Preferably has experience in a childcare/preschool setting and or any experience working with children
  • Must love to sing and dance with children
  • Formal musical training not required
  • Know how to play an instrument is a plus
  • Must have a clean background check Music Teacher Responsibilities

A Music Teacher’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment

  • Design an appropriate goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
  • Develop an appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
  • Understand and implement The Goddard School® emergency procedure(s)
  • Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements
  • Follow a schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities
  • Post and adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Organize musical concerts for twice a year (when we are allowed to continue) Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance

  • Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy

  • Plan and implement activities to develop children’s self-esteem and social skills
  • Plan and implement activities to enable children’s feeling of security
  • Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling
  • Respect cultural and ethnic diversity Establish positive and effective family relations

  • Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty

  • Encourage families to become an integral part of their children’s learning experiences Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs

  • Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities

  • Build teamwork
  • Develop lesson plans
  • Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards Maintain professional commitment

  • Promote GSI philosophy and educational objectives

  • Support a code of ethical conduct
  • Pursue professional development/continuing education
  • Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities