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The Equity Project Charter School

Music Teacher (Elementary School)

Earn a $125,000 salary and join a team of master teachers at The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on 60 minutes for its revolutionary teacher salaries and its outstanding results. TEP aims to achieve educational equity for students from low-income families by utilizing world-class teachers, while re-imagining the teaching profession as a place in which teachers prioritize their own growth – as pedagogical experts, intellectual seekers, and community leaders.

About the Role

TEP is deeply committed to music instruction, as evidenced by the fact that TEP students learn music every day, across every grade level. As one of the three pillars of our program (Academics, Arts, and Athletics), TEP treats Music as a full-fledged academic subject, and not as an elective meant to supplement.

TEP’s Elementary School Music Teacher will teach a daily 45-minute music period to each of the Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade classes. This is an amazing opportunity to introduce TEP’s youngest students to the joys of singing, playing instruments, and music-making.

About You

  • Minimum of 2 years of lead teaching experience in Kindergarten through 4th Grade
  • Deeply aligned to TEP’s mission of providing a world-class education to historically under-resourced student communities


  • The opportunity to join an unmatched and mission-driven team of educators that are passionate about educational equity
  • Compensation: Master Teachers earn an annual salary of $125,000, with the opportunity to earn an annual bonus
  • Time Off: Approximately 10 weeks of vacation per year (all school vacations)
  • Employee Wellness: We value your well-being through our Staff Food Program, Staff Retreats, and Wellness Programming
  • Healthcare: World-class medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and Life Insurance policies
  • Family Focus: Parental leave and dependent care account so you can care for your loved ones
  • 403b Retirement Plan: We care about your ability to save for your future
  • Learning & Development: A culture that provides and encourages professional growth and development, including internal PD and tuition/continuous learning reimbursements

NOTE: In adherence with Department of Health guidelines, all charter school staff is required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Join us for an VIRTUAL info session!

If you or a friend is interested in applying for a teaching position at TEP, join us for a virtual information session with TEP’s Senior Leaders. Learn more about the teacher application process and what it’s like to teach at TEP.

To Apply:

The first stage of the process is the application below. In order to be considered, you must submit an application that consists of all three components: 1 – Resume, 2 – Cover letter, and 3 – Evidence of student learning. The requirements for each of the three components are specified in detail below.

1. RESUME: Please submit an up-to-date resume.

2. COVER LETTER: Please submit a well-written cover letter that highlights your specific interest in joining the TEP community.

3. EVIDENCE OF STUDENT LEARNING: Submit one of the following three options:


An unedited video clip (maximum 15 minutes) of you teaching in a classroom setting (preferred) or a small-group setting. It is preferred that the students be in the same grade-level as the TEP teaching position for which you are applying, though this is not a strict requirement. The video may contain only one continuous, unedited clip (i.e. do not splice together multiple clips from different points in the lesson). The clip does not need to show an entire lesson; a brief lesson segment is perfectly acceptable.

If you do not have a video with students in the classroom you may still submit a video of yourself teaching. Get creative! You may include a video of you teaching (a) a lesson with/for no students, (b) a lesson of you teaching family members, (c) or a lesson for students virtually. We’re excited to see your creativity.

The video must be accompanied by a written narrative that analyzes and reflects upon the teaching and learning that occurs in the lesson and may offer an explanation as to what occurred prior to and subsequent to the clip. There is no minimum or maximum length for the narrative. The video may be submitted in any format, but a link to a video posted online is preferred.

Option B: portfolio of student work that demonstrates the progress of at least two specific students that you have taught. The portfolio must contain a minimum of two work products for each student (for a minimum of four work products) completed at different points in time during the period when each student was in your class. The portfolio must be accompanied by a written narrative that analyzes and reflects upon the progress that each student demonstrates. There is no minimum or maximum length for the narrative.

Option C: Assessment data for at least one entire class of students that you have taught. The assessments may be standardized national, state, or city assessments or your own self-created assessments. The assessment data can be provided in any form that you choose (official documents with students’ last names crossed-out, or documents that you create to summarize student assessment performance). The data you provide should ideally show progress over time; as such, it is recommended (though not required) that you provide data for at least two assessments taken at different points in time. The assessment data must be accompanied by a copy of the assessments themselves. If a specific assessment is unavailable, provide a copy of a similar assessment. The assessment data must also be accompanied by a written narrative that provides background on the assessments, explains how the assessments measure student performance, and analyzes the results of your class. There is no minimum or maximum length for the narrative.

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