Position Overview: Lick-Wilmerding High School seeks a part time Instrumental Music Teacher to begin in August 2021. This is a 80% position with three classes, including student advisor role. The position has the potential for growth in the future.
Create relevant written and listening/aural assignments, develop projects and assessments as well as supplementary lessons to support student growth and motivation.
Plan, produce, and execute music and performing arts concerts/performances live and potentially in virtual environments.
Direct daily ensemble rehearsals
Maintain student records on the school LMS
Adapt and arrange music for unusual instrumental combinations;
Adapt (as needed) and implement a progressive and inclusive instrumental music curriculum
Audition, interview and manage all instrumental music course placement and enrollment
Work collaboratively with members of Performing Arts departments and other constituents
Attend faculty meetings and perform duties as directed by the head of school
Serve as an academic advisor
Masters Degree in Music Performance or Music Education with an instrumental emphasis desired; Bachelors' Degree in Music Performance or Music Education (secondary emphasis) required
Additional skills and attributes desired:
Experience teaching at the hIgh school Level
Professional performance level as an instrumentalist
Ability to provide technical instruction to instrumentalists on standard orchestral and band/jazz instruments.
Proficiency with basic music technology & notation platforms and Learning Management Systems.
Ability to adapt and arrange music for unusual instrumental combinations;
Basic piano proficiency
Demonstrate efficient rehearsal methods and the ability to maintain a positive rehearsal atmosphere
Demonstrate effective conducting technique
Abilty to conduct/idrect a pit orchestra
Possess a genuine interest in and appreciation for high school age students.
A commitment to equity and culturally responsive instruction
How to Apply: Please visit lwhs.org/about/employment and submit—all in PDF or MS Word format—a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, description or demonstration of instrumental training and expertise and contact information for three references. No calls or emails, please.
About Lick-Wilmerding High School
Mission Statement: A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.