Renbrook School (West Hartford, CT), an independent day school for children age three to grade eight, is seeking a warm, experienced, and innovative lower and upper school instrumental and general music teacher for the 2021-2022 academic school year. The Lower and Upper School Music Teacher is responsible for directing Renbrook’s band program, which involves students in grades five through eight, and teaching weekly general music classes to students in third through fifth grade.
This position requires a creative, detail-oriented, organized team player with a sense of humor. The Music Teacher is responsible for supporting the lower school’s bi-weekly Morning Meeting Assemblies and should have basic skills on a chordal instrument such as the piano or guitar. The ability to teach stringed instruments is preferred but not required.
The Lower and Upper School Music Teacher responsibilities are to:
Implement an innovative, comprehensive, and sequential music program
Demonstrate a high level of musicianship and model excellent instrumental and vocal technique
Lead the band program for students in fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade
Direct the after-school Jazz Band for students in grades seven and eight
Teach general music classes to grades three, four, and five (some classes may be co-taught with vocal music teacher)
Prioritize positive relationships and classroom culture by leading joyful, engaging lessons
Adapt classroom content and teaching approach based on student needs and interests
Engage students in traditional and non-traditional performances
Explore new ways to advance the music curriculum
The ideal Lower and Upper School Music Teacher will demonstrate expertise in areas such as:
Conversational Solfege, Kodaly, and Orff teaching philosophies
Project-based learning either in the music classroom or in support of interdisciplinary projects
Please submit cover letter with resume, philosophy of teaching, and three letters of reference included together in one PDF document, to firstname.lastname@example.org with Music Teacher in the subject line.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution. A Master’s degree or a teaching credential is desirable, as is experience teaching music in traditional and/or non-traditional settings.
Internal Number: Renbrook 2021 A
About Renbrook School
Founded in 1935, Renbrook School is a pre-eminent preschool through ninth grade co-educational independent day school located in West Hartford, Connecticut. The school enrolls 330 students from 30 cities and towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Renbrook experience is defined by a high degree of academic rigor, personalized attention as a result of small class sizes, a nurturing environment, and an emphasis on values and respect among members of a tight-knit community.
Renbrook School is an affirmative action - equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, including but not limited to blindness, veteran status, sexual orientation, and other protected classes.
Renbrook School will make a reasonable accommodation to known disabilities of a qualified applicant or employee, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on its operation.