Music Teacher @ KIPP Lynn High School
KIPP Massachusetts - Lynn, MA

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or LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE MUSIC TEACHER: Lynn, Massachusetts Who we are. KIPP is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 141 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving over 50,000 students. Eighty-seven percent of our students are from low-income families and eligible for the federal free or reduced price meals program, and more than ninety five percent are African American or Latino.

Founded in 2004, KIPP Massachusetts (KIPP MA) is taking advantage of exciting K-12 education reform and charter movement opportunities in the state to expand from its original middle school in Lynn MA to a KIPP Region of 6 schools in Lynn and Boston to eventually serve over 2,500 students with several hundred staff. August of 2014 marks an exciting new chapter in the evolution of KIPP Massachusetts as we add our first Elementary School – KIPP Academy Boston Elementary.

What we do & why it matters.
KIPP builds a partnership among parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first. By providing outstanding educators, more time in school learning, and a strong culture of achievement, we are focused on helping all of our students climb the mountain to college. Every day, KIPP students across the nation are proving that demographics do not define destiny. Nationally, more than 90 percent of KIPP middle school alumni have graduated high school, and more than 80 percent of KIPP alumni have gone on to college. By 2015, over 10,000 KIPPsters will be attending colleges throughout the country.

Position Overview.
We are currently offering either a long-term substitute role or a full time lead teacher you will automatically be considered for both unless you state a preference for one or the other.

Long Term Substitute Music Teacher Overview:

Time Requirements: Monday – Friday from 9 AM - 1 PM.
Classes: You will teach three classes in a row: Music 1, Music 2 and Music 3.
Requirements: It really about helping our students to learn how to play instruments.
Location: 90 High Rock St Lynn MA (10 minute walk from Commuter Rail Station (North Station))

Ideal Candidates Will Possess : A love of music and joy for teaching and learning. Strong classroom management as well as an ability to teach students how to play instruments with the goal of staging a winter performance.

Permanent Lead Music Teacher:

Vision: Build and develop a world class music department. It really is that wide open because the program is new. We have amazing kids and one of the best high schools in Massachusetts. Our lead music teacher will be someone who can tap into the creativity of our children, structure great learning all while designing a music program that the Lynn community can be proud of.

Traits & Qualities:
  • Relentless determination to do whatever it takes to help our students succeed.
  • Orientation to make decisions in the best interests of students and the sustainability of KIPPMA to fulfill its mission.
  • Passion and deep alignment with KIPPMA mission, values, culture, and team.
  • Goal-driven, accountable, and reliable; Strong attention to detail and follow through.
  • Humility, self-awareness, integrity, enthusiasm, persistence, flexibility, entrepreneurial, constant learner.
  • Proactive and creative problem-solver; ability to identify, analyze, and recommend solutions to problems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and track record of collaborating with diverse stakeholders; capacity to work well with staff, students, families, community members, and outside vendors.
  • Enthusiasm and sense of humor.

Email a resume to:

Ryan McCarthy, Director of Talent, KIPP MA @


KIPP MA is an employment at-will organization. Work schedule will be determined by Principal and/or hiring manager.


Depends on what role you are hired for (Full time lead teacher benefits are different then part time)

KIPP MA is committed to providing a great work environment, where our expectation is that everyone will be treated with respect and dignity. KIPP Academy Boston Elementary is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, and disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation or age.

Minorities and bi-lingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. - 11 months ago - save job