The mission of Brooks School is to provide the most meaningful educational experience to our students. At Brooks, we recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status and other protected status. We strive to be a place where a diverse group of faculty and staff want to learn, grow, and do their best work in an effort to support all aspects of a Brooks student’s life, both in and out of the classroom. Our school thrives because of their hard work, initiative, dedication and compassion.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for music that attracts students into the program, a love of sharing music with a diverse group of high school students, and the ability to design and implement excellent vocal and instrumental music programs. It is critical that this instructor has initiative, creativity, and the necessary skill set for program design and implementation. This full-time faculty position will include teaching up to four sections and contributing to the campus community by coaching or the equivalent, supporting the residential life program and as a student advisor beginning in year two of employment.
Responsibilities: ? Design and teach 3–4 music classes per semester that attract Brooks students into the program and offer excellent musical education within the Brooks School academic program ? Oversee Brooks’s community chapel music services, including the yearly Lessons and Carols festival ? Interface primarily with the Director of Music, Chair of the Arts Department, School Minister, and School Organist ? Design and facilitate appropriate performance opportunities for music students within the school and in the greater community, including ensemble concerts, music assemblies, and special events ? Support student leadership to arrange volunteer experiences to play at local senior centers, hospitals, and as part of community service events and other occasions ? Design, offer and supervise afternoon music opportunities when applicable ? Arrange for student musicians to play at school events (such as Admissions open houses, Advancement gatherings, awards assemblies, school meetings, etc.) ? Assist Brooks students in participating in outside musical opportunities such as All-State, music camps, local orchestras, local open mics, etc. ? Collaborate closely with theater teachers to support the musical needs of the theater program, coordinating with student vocalists and musicians ? Engage in faculty and departmental meetings to build support for the music program ? Participate actively in the Brooks School community, including serving as an advisor in the second year of service, leading afternoon activities, and standing weekend and weeknight duties
Competencies ? Experienced vocal performer with strong pianistic skills ? Demonstrated experience with music technology, digital audio workstations, and recording/engineering software ? Secondary speciality in strings and chamber music ? Strong sight-reading and sight-singing ability ? Ability to work effectively with vocalists and instrumentalists at all levels of experience and with varying degrees of experience reading music notation ? Engaging personality and capable public speaking facility ? Facility with music notation software (Finale, etc.); ability to write compelling vocal and instrumental arrangements ? Dynamic, enthusiastic leadership style that resonates with adolescents and encourages teens to engage with music at Brooks School ? Effective communication skills, consistent punctuality, and a willingness to collaborate ? Demonstrated ability to design, organize and implement a creative, innovative program ? Strong initiative, determination, and ability to remain focused on program design goals
About Brooks School
Established in 1926 in the town of North Andover, Brooks School provides a co-educational, college preparatory program for 360 students on a 270-acre campus overlooking Lake Cochichewick. Small classes allow students to work closely with teachers, fostering a relationship that is at the core of the warm, close-knit community. With a challenging academic curriculum that includes 20 advanced placement courses, Brooks also offers opportunities to study abroad in Africa, Europe and South America. The school’s exceptional athletic program has earned numerous league and New England championships.