Heathwood Hall Episcopal School seeks an ambitious, experienced, and dynamic leader to serve as the Middle School (MS) music teacher and Middle School/Upper School (US) Band Director. The MS/US Band Director and Music Teacher teaches music classes in the Middle School (5th – 6th) and oversees all aspects of the Band program in the Middle School (5th – 8th) and the Upper School (9th- 12th). He/She works closely with Division Heads, the Head of School, the School Chaplain, the Director of MS/US Chorus, the Director of Lower School Chorus, and the Drama Teacher and Director.
Teach introductory music and instrument classes to students in the Middle School.
Teach advanced music and instrument classes to students in the Upper School.
Prepare students for school performances, including the Fall and Spring Band Concerts.
Manage communication, logistics and execution for school performances, including the Fall and Spring Band Concerts.
Guide students through Region Band/All State Audition process (including after-school practice and participation/chaperoning of the actual event(s).
Demonstrate knowledge of music history and theory and teach AP Music Theory as needed.
Assist with music planning associated with Convocation, Baccalaureate and Commencement.
Assist with All-School Holiday Sing-Along planning.
Assist with the chapel service music and provide accompaniment during MS & US Chapel Services.
To support the School’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and multicultural education
Demonstrate strong instructional and classroom management skills.
Possess strong communication and relationship building skills.
Possess a high level of personal organization and planning.
Bachelor’s degree in instrumental music or equivalent experience required; master’s degree preferred.
Working Conditions and Schedule
Indoors, with some movement between buildings
Attendance at some school events outside of the school day
Occasional field trips
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to its success, and that contribution should not be limited by the responsibilities presented in the job description. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the incumbent or the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.
The position is full-time, 10-month, and exempt. The Middle School and Upper School Band Director and Music Teacher (5th – 6th) reports to the appropriate Division Heads and the Head of School.
About Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School (HHES) is an independent, Episcopal day school founded in
1951 that serves 730+ children ages 2 through Grade 12. Just minutes away from the urban
grandeur of South Carolina’s capital city, Heathwood Hall is a serene, environmental oasis
nestled on 122 acres of wooded wetlands. The campus is bordered on the west by the
Congaree River, and on the north, east and south by lush farmlands.
HHES has long been known as Columbia’s premier independent school. Its tradition of academic excellence is coupled with a longstanding commitment to experiential learning that has led to the development of many distinctive programs.
Holding true to its Episcopal heritage, HHES celebrates and seeks to develop the whole child, and to develop tenacious, sophisticated thinkers who value service to others over self-interest. HHES further supports the development of the whole child through a rich array of extracurricular offerings that create ample opportunities for students to find and nurture their passions beyond the classroom.
HHES believes that children learn best when they are truly known and supported by their teachers. The school’s abiding commitment to bui...lding strong relationships between students and teachers allows the opportunity for each child to be met where they are in their educational and developmental journey, as opposed to taking a one-size-fits-all approach.
While HHES’s outcomes are second-to-none—its students compete nationally and achieve at the highest levels—each student’s Heathwood experience is unique, reflective of his or her interests and abilities, challenges and talents, goals and ethos. HHES graduates don’t just master the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and beyond; they know themselves, and know how to advocate for themselves, in ways that set them apart from most of their peers. They leave Heathwood prepared not only to take on our dynamic world, but to transform it.
While the school community includes members of many faith traditions, Heathwood is an Episcopal School where all students and faculty gather, by school division, for worship and prayer each Wednesday in the on-campus Chapel of the Epiphany. The school is affiliated with the Episcopal diocese and benefits from a supportive Episcopal community in Columbia. It is a school that engenders strong loyalty and strong connections, and promotes an authentic spirit of inclusivity, acceptance, and care for each individual.
Today, HHES seeks an experienced development professional who appreciates the culture of this exemplary place, shares it values, and will cultivate relationships and gifts to ensure the betterment of the school.
The Community | Columbia, South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina is a city convenient to mountains and beaches. In just two hours you can be on a beach in Charleston, SC or head the opposite direction two hours toward the upstate and find yourself in the mountains. Sporting News recently recognized Columbia as one of the “Best Sports Cities;” residents love to support their local college teams including the University of South Carolina’s Gamecocks. The city also has a more refined side and is home to the Columbia Museum of Art, the SC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Columbia City Ballet, and a myriad of performing arts groups. Columbia has received numerous accolades for its cost of living, climate, job outlook, education, the arts, health care and recreation.