Paideia is a PreK-12 college preparatory school of 1003 students in the Emory University area of Atlanta. Music is an area of strength at Paideia, and students involved in the school’s music program are supported by a team of nine musician teachers. For more information about the program in general, and more specifically about the Band program, please see the school website page: http://www.paideiaschool.org/arts/music.aspx.
Applicants should have experience in teaching small- and large-group classes. A background in arranging and transcribing music is helpful. We require that candidates have an undergraduate degree in music (graduate degree preferred).
Important personal qualities include a love for music, energy, creativity, flexibility, excellent communication skills, interest in and demonstrated ability to teach and support children, a sense of humor, organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with colleagues.
Responsibilities of the Band Director/Jazz Band Specialist include:
Co-direct the 5th grade beginning band
Co-direct the 6th grade band
Provide individual and group instruction on all band instruments
Serve as co-director for the junior high band
Provide instruction in sectionals
Direct the Jazz Band
Prepare, select and/or arrange music for the jazz band (experience with music notation programs is strongly recommended)
Serve as assistant director for the wind ensemble
Maintain the band program website
Maintain the band library
Attend faculty meetings and events
GMEA/NAfME membership encouraged with student participation in All-State Band/Jazz Band, district honor band, etc.
Attend after school, evening, and weekend performances/rehearsals
Other duties as assigned
About The Paideia School
Paideia is a K-12 college preparatory school of 999 students in the Emory University area of Atlanta; the elementary school enrolls 333 students. The elementary program includes twelve full-day, self-contained classrooms grades K-6. There are two teachers in each class of twenty-six to twenty-eight children. Teachers work together as lead teacher and assistant or as two co-lead teachers. Other than classes with specialists including art, music, physical education, and library, children remain with their own teachers throughout the day.
We believe the constellation of relative strengths and weaknesses among any group of students can differ widely; teachers decide when and how to offer extra help, when and where to augment a task to provide extra challenge, and when and why to take a step back to allow a child to process information. Social development is an integral part of a child’s maturation. Teachers help children learn how to work together cooperatively and effectively.