Music Teacher I

Riverside, CA
Jun 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
50% Part Time


$39,792 - $56,412

Position Information
Under the general supervision of the Early Childhood Education Supervisor, provides classroom instruction in a team teaching environment with a focus on musical and developmental activities for infants, toddlers, preschool and/or school age children from ages 2 months to 6 years. Writes and implements lesson and activity plans for music and movement based on age groups. Collaborates to ensure the smooth function of the classroom in the daily routines, implementation of the early care and education curriculum or school-age program and compliance with mandated adult child ratios, maintaining program quality. Writes and implements music lesson and activity plans; participates in the overall evaluation of the program. Works cooperatively with parents and supervisory staff to coordinate early care and education program as part of the Early Childhood Services (ECS) team.

Minimum Requirements
Possession of Child Development Permit at Teacher level, or meet all requirements to complete application for Teacher Permit prior to employment start date. Valid CPR/First Aid Certificate. Minimum two (2) years' experience working in a licensed center-based program with children birth-3 years or 3-5 years of age.

Proficient piano and/or electronic piano keyboard skills. Proficient knowledge and skills to apply, music theory, basic notation, music fundamentals (pitch, rhythm, harmony) in an early education classroom environment.

Demonstrated skill in communicating and speaking in English effectively with children, staff and parents to read text of children's stories and as needed for food preparation, safety manuals, medication labels, and posted allergy lists. Knowledge of and skill in applying conflict resolution techniques with both adults and children.

Skill and knowledge to lead classroom management and music instruction. Skill and knowledge to work as part of the classroom teaching team. Skill in prioritizing the needs of children, parents, and the classroom. Skill in providing positive support to developing young children and their families in all situations. Skill and knowledge to work with diverse populations.

Knowledge of code of confidentiality as required by Title 22 (Health and Safety Code), Title 5 (Education Code) and Code of Ethical Conduct (NAEYC) in order to maintain compliance with above as it pertains to information provided to Center and its staff by families as well as all child assessments, developmental profiles and portfolios as well as interactions with staff.

Ability to lift children weighing up to 30 lbs. (frequent lifting, standing, stooping, bending).

Knowledge, training (valid certification) and ability to perform CPR/First Aid on children who have been injured and may be unable to stand up and/or walk. Ability to escort children to designated safe/secure area during required monthly fire drills and/or emergency evacuations.

Ability to continue educational coursework toward renewal of Child Development Permit and meeting the CTC requirements for upgrading to Master Teacher Level Permit within required timeline for renewal. Other: Participate in CA Department of Education and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) self-study toward accreditation and meeting program standards by completing all requested observations and surveys, portfolios and participation in Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS/ITERS), ASQ and CLASS classroom assessments.

Knowledge of current philosophies, research and Best Practices in early care and education of children. Knowledge of the National Association for Education for Young Children's (NAEYC) Developmentally Appropriate Practices. Knowledge of appropriate health and safety standards on toileting and food handling.

Ability to train support staff through role modeling and verbal explanations.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience working in a campus Early Childhood Education/Development Center, teaching a music program.

Training and experience in Creative, Emergent or Reggio Curriculums.

Training and experience in completing Thelma-Harms Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS/ITERS).

Training and Experience in completing Desired Results Developmental Profile, CLASS, ASQ or ASQ-SE.

AA/BA in Music Education, Child Development, or Early Childhood Education.

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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