Asheville Christian Academy is an independent Christian School located in the mountains of Western North Carolina. We are looking for a lower school music teacher to engage our students in music and grow and develop a robust program. We are a K-12 school with around 700 students. Instilling a love and appreciation for music in our students is a priority. We are looking for a teacher that will raise the level of our program and provide a strong musical foundation for our middle and upper school groups.

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Application at: http://www.ashevillechristian.org/Employment

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Asheville Christian Academy

K5 –Grade 5 Elementary Music Teacher

Job Description

General Description

Job summary: Instructional Faculty

Hired by: The Head of School

Responsible to: Director of Fine Arts and Head of Lower School

Evaluated: Annual written evaluation conducted by the Level Administrator

Type of position: Yearly contracted position

This position will instruct lower school students in grades K5 through Grade 5 in class time, concerts, and special events.

Target Faculty Profile

  • Demonstrates a clear understanding and commitment to ACA’s By-Laws (including Article II, the Statement of Faith), Mission, Core Values, Philosophy of Education.
  • Models Christian values. Routinely shares and models personal testimony while pursuing the best reputation for integrity, spiritual leadership, unity, ministry, and grace at school.
  • Academically credentialed. Well-qualified professional who inspires students to greatness with a passion for learning. Uses innovative and creative instructional methods.
  • Genuinely loves students. Appreciates their unique God-given gifts and learning styles, holds them accountable to high standards, and challenges them to think at deeper levels while being committed to meeting the instructional needs of all students.
  • Builds relationships of trust and consistency. Communicates effectively with students, parents, peers, and administrators.
  • Demonstrates a collaborative style of work, and a spirit of problem-solving, envisioning, and joy in service
  • Membership in a church that embraces the historic Christian faith


  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Music Education
  • Classroom experience
  • Advanced knowledge of music education pedagogy in the primary years
  • Piano fluency in an advanced level
  • Experience using Orff instructional methodology

Instructional Responsibilities

  • Develop a program of music instruction in the elementary school grades (K4-5th Grade) by following the curriculum and using the resources available at each grade level.
  • Assist with lower school chapel program by planning and leading music.
  • Plan, organize, and direct lower school music programs (Christmas, Spring, and Grandparent’s Day) in cooperation with the Lower School Principal and Fine Arts Director.
  • Model and develop good vocal technique as appropriate for all ages.
  • Introduce and develop student knowledge of musical terminology, theory, and notation.
  • Work with Fine Arts team to develop a continuity of music instruction K4-12.

Organization/Vision/Leadership Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute a scope and sequence of instruction through the use of daily, weekly, and unit lesson plans.
  • Work with the Fine Arts Director to plan and execute concerts, and musical programs.
  • Establish a classroom culture of musical learning.
  • Maintains a safe and orderly classroom. Applies discipline in a reasonable, redemptive, and consistent manner.
  • Involve ACA students in musical arts activities in and out of school.
  • Create a passion within students for making music.
  • Promote both vocal and instrumental music among students, both in and out of school.
  • Create extra-curricular music opportunities.

Other Duties As Assigned

  • Other duties related to the Fine Arts program as given by the Fine Arts Director.


  • Work cheerfully and productively under the leadership of the Lower School Principal and Fine Arts Director and alongside other Fine Arts staff.
  • Exercise all necessary planning for the use of the facilities for choral and co-curricular arts events with the Campus Manager.

Benefits Package and Courtesies

  • Salary
  • Personal day
  • Sick days
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Partial Health Insurance
  • Retirement plan available after one year of service.
Job Information
  • Location:
    Swannanoa, North Carolina, 28778, United States
  • Job ID:
  • Posted:
    June 4, 2019
  • Position Title:
    Lower School Music Teacher
  • Company Name:
    Asheville Christian Academy
  • Job Function:
    Elementary Music / Choir Teacher
  • Entry Level:
  • Job Type:
  • Job Duration:
  • Min Education:
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  • Required Travel:
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