King School is a PreK-12 independent, college preparatory day school located in Stamford that serves the diverse families of Fairfield and Westchester counties. King Schoolseeks more than achievement for our students. We open minds and spark courageous thinking. Everyday, our students discover and forge their unique paths to excellence as we teach, guide, and cheer them on. Because when we set better standards for both the experience and outcomes of education, students cultivate the insights and heart to own their future.
At King, we seek to employ our faculty and staff who love working with children, have passion for and expertise in their subject matter, exhibit a growth mindset, embrace the multidimensional roles we each play, and prioritize the learning process for students, faculty and staff.
King School teachers understand that true learning is nurtured through authentic and meaningful student-teacher partnerships. When students are known both as learners and as people by their teachers, stu dents become better self-advocates and more responsible for their own emotional and academic well-being.
We expect our teachers to consistently incorporate student-centered best practices. We constantly seek ways to deepen our understanding of the dynamic relationship between the learning and teaching processes. When students have the chance to apply their learning in tangible ways, they are able to experience concepts more fully, synthesize disparate disciplines, and reach deeper understanding. Lower school students at King explore activities like role-play, visualizations, model building, and fun experiments. Hands-on learning for middle and upper school students include fieldwork, collaboration to solve real community challenges, and other projects that bring knowledge to life.
Diversity is foundational to academic and professional excellence, and therefore is a core value at King. We think, learn, and work more deeply due to the many facets of diversity in our community, including but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, age, ability, and learning style. We leverage cultural differences and intellectual diversity to create an inclusive and vibrant learning community, endeavoring for each person to feel seen, heard, valued, and respected.
Job Title: Assistant Band Director - Part-Time
Division: All Divisions
Reports to: Director of Performing Arts
Job Description: King School seeks a part-time Assistant Band Director who will report to the Director of Performing Arts. This position will co-teach with members of the Performing Arts Faculty across the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools and will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of musical performances. This teacher will be expected to attend all department and divisional meetings and collaborate with other educators in order to advance the culture and direction of the Performing Arts program.
Primary responsibilitiesinclude, but are not limited to:
Support the Director of Instrumental Music and team teach classes in grades 6, 7 and 8 as needed.
Assist the Director of Instrumental Music with assessing instrument malfunctions and repairs in class.
Direct either the high school jazz combo or one of the chamber groups.
Coordinate and teach pull out lessons in brass, woodwinds and percussion for students in grades 3, 4, and 5.
Assist with all aspects of scheduled performances.
Skills and Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in music or music education.
Minimum of 2 years experience in teaching band to school age students.
Proficient in brass, woodwinds, and percussion.
Experience using digital audio workstations like Garageband and Soundtrap.
Demonstrated capacity in cross-cultural competence-- ability to effectively teach, learn, and engage in a multicultural environment with a diverse student body--in pedagogical practice and curriculum content.
Demonstrated capacity to thrive in our diverse community, including but not limited to diversity in race, ethnicity, gender identity, socio-economic status, ability/disability, belief, sexual orientation, and national origin.
Demonstrated practices that align with King’s Mission, Virtues, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion principles.
King goes beyond just stating that we are Equal Opportunity Employer. Our goal is to intentionally hire a diverse pool of world-class employees to enrich the educational experience of students. King seeks candidates committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment where varied identities are valued and respected.
About King School
King is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.