Music Teacher (3/1)

We are currently seeking a full-time music teacher with teaching experience at the Elementary School level and/or at Early Childhood Education Centers.


Job details: 

Full-time Elementary School Music Teacher needed at Seirei Christopher Elementary School

■Institute Information
Name of Institute Seirei Christopher Educational Organization URL
Address 3453 Mikatahara, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, 433-8105 Japan
Description of Business Provider of total education system from Early Childhood Education to Graduate Programs
Founded 1966 Representative Ryo Hasegawa, Chancellor

■Conditions of Employment 
Ideal Candidate A self-starter who would be excited about our mission and would support our educational efforts to develop students for the future. We are intending to seek educators comfortable in a collaborative start-up work setting and who will be an integral part of our diverse team.

Place of work Seirei Christopher Elementary School
◆Elementary School: Student capacity 360, Full Time Teachers: 13, Full Time Admin Staff: 3 (As of April 1st, 2020)

Employment Status Full-time Elementary School Music Teacher
We are currently seeking a full-time music teacher with teaching experience at the Elementary School level and/or at Early Childhood Education Centers. 

1. Understanding and support for the school’s Christian history and mission of “Love thy Neighbor” (no religious requirement)
2. Music Teachers with a bachelor’s degree or higher who fall under one of the following categories:
(1) Possessing an accredited Elementary School License (preferred)
(2) Possessing recognized music specializations and meeting the required criteria for a “Special Teaching License” in Japan such as:
-Experience teaching in a class related to subject-specialization at an accredited school or international educational institution (approx. 600 hours or more)
-A Middle or High School teaching license from an accredited institution of higher education
3. Teachers with experience and/or understanding and strong interest in an inquiry-based curriculum such as the IB PYP

(Desired, but non-mandatory qualifications)
1. It is highly desired that applicants have teaching experience of at least 2 years. This experience is not necessary for new graduates of accredited teacher training programs.
2. Willingness and ability to work in Japan for at least 3 years
3. A demonstrated/articulated understanding of Japanese culture and language

Salary -Salary will be in accordance with experience and following the standard school salary regulations as outlined by the National Public Service Salary Table (approx. 200,000 to 430,000 yen per month before taxes)
-Twice-per-year bonus (currently approx. 4.4 times monthly salary)
-A negotiated contracted work period.
-Benefits include health insurance, travel support (limited), retirement contributions (national & private), housing, transportation
-The work start date is April 2021 or possibly earlier.

Selection Process 
1. Submission of application and materials.
2. After initial review, qualified candidates will be asked to do an interview (online if necessary) and to deliver a simulated lesson. 
3. Required Documents:
a. Resume/Curriculum Vitae (if possible, in English and Japanese)
b. A separate job history sheet 
c. Statement of interest, motivation and educational philosophy
d. A copy of graduation certificate and transcripts showing degrees awarded
e. A copy of teaching license
f. Official Transcripts (required from finalists)
g. Three Professional references
h. Proof of meeting qualifications outlined above if not in possession of teaching license
4. Submit above documents to address or email below (email preferred).
NOTE: Documents will not be returned. All documents will be considered private and will not be used for any purposes other than possible future recruitment or legitimate post-recruiting administrative reporting.

Document Submission Submission deadline: None (rolling basis)

Address:Seirei Christopher Elementary School
3453 Mikatahara, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, 433-8105 Japan

Academic Structure Seirei Christopher Elementary School will be one of the most innovative elementary school programs in Japan. In addition to implementing an English immersion program, the school is currently implementing an inquiry-based learning program. The Seirei Christopher Elementary School program will be a six-year fully accredited elementary school approved by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. It will not function as an independent “international school.” The curriculum will be integrated and transdisciplinary.


Monday, March 1, 2021
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