Career Opportunities
Music Teacher
Job Code: 2607177
Nuu-chah-nulth/Coast Salish
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Feb 04, 2020 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Seabird Island Community School (Lalme' Iwesawtexw)
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date: 
Salary:  As per SD78 pay grid
Job Description & Requirements

Are you at a point in your career that you are wanting to make a meaningful difference in a community where your knowledge, skills and experience will make a significant impact on students, staff and the community?
Then this is the job opportunity you have been waiting for!

Position Title:

Music Teacher

Salary Range:

Determined by TQS Card

Reports to:

School Principal

Competition Number:



2018-2019 School year (scope of extension)

Submission Deadline:

Until Filled


Our Organization                                                                                               

The Seabird Island Band is a multi-faceted First Nations Band that includes government, business, service and nonprofit services. We work as an integrated team to improve the health, education, and economic opportunities for First Nations people to create thriving First Nations families and communities.


Position Summary                                                                                                     

This position involves the provision of instruction to students of Seabird Island Community School/High School and includes instruction, preparation, assessment, classroom management, professional development and school meetings, community and parental relations and adherence to all Seabird Island Community School and BC Ministry of Education policies and procedures. 


Music Teachers provide instruction in music performance and theory. Teachers can specialize in only one instrument or instruct on a range of different instruments.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Instruction and delivery of curriculum in keeping with the BC Ministry of Education Integrated Resource Packages, outlines and prescribed learning outcomes or as outlined by school administration. Delivering the Minimum Instructional Hours as outlined in the contract.

  • Meet with students to play music, refine their technique, and teach everything from fundamentals like scales and chords to more advanced music theory. May also include leading the school choir/band.

  • Develop a musical lesson plan and curriculum preparation, including Year Plan preparation.

  • Meet all reporting and assessment deadlines.

  • Taking and reporting attendance of students.

  • Assessment and exam oversight.

  • Consistently meeting scheduled deadlines.

  • Undertake effective classroom management strategies

  • Participate in initiatives to improve student attendance.

  • Maintain day books and lesson plans as required by administration.

  • Participate actively in teacher evaluations and acting on areas for improvement or professional development.

  • Participate in initiatives to ensure individual students have participated in mandatory school work catch-up sessions.


Education / Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Music.

  • Must be a BC Certified Teacher.

  • Must be proficient in at least one instrument, with a solid foundation in Music Theory.

  • Must be able to read music, and have a minimum of 2-3 years musical teaching experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to make learning fun. Using intuition, kindness, and humor to engage the students. Must be enthusiastic and understanding.

  • Standard First Aid and CPR certification is considered an asset. 

  • Possess strong leadership, public-speaking, and classroom management skills in order to successfully instruct students in the manner in which they should do particular activities.

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Internet, and Email).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to adhere to Oath of Confidentiality and Seabird Island Band Policies and Procedure.

  • Knowledge, respect and understanding of Stó:lō culture, traditions and language is considered an asset.

  • Experience working with First Nations community and children is considered an asset.

  • Valid BC Driver’s License.

  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

  • High professional and ethical standards


Application Process

  • Please apply online at


  • Upload your resume, illustrating your ability to fulfill this position.


  • Upload a cover letter, indicating why you think you would be right for this position.


  • Note all fields with a * are required to be filled, in order to complete the submission of application.

Nuu-chah-nulth/Coast Salish does not accept online applications through for Teacher applicants.

Please visit their website for more information on how to apply.