Friends Academy seeks an inspiring music teacher to join a dynamic Arts faculty. The primary focus of this position is to guide students as they grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, performance, and understanding of both music and themselves. We are looking for a music educator who is comfortable working with all ages, with specific experience leading two divisions of Band instruction and ensembles. Other possible responsibilities include music theory or music studio instruction. Support activities that contribute to the life of the school and attend school productions, events, all-school faculty, department/division meetings, and back-to-school nights.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned)
Plan, rehearse and conduct students in as many as 8 concert performances for school, including outside of regular school hours
Program repertoire of all genres of music literature that are appropriate for ages and skill levels of students
Develop and refine music curriculum based on NAfME’s standards of creating, performing, and responding
Differentiate music instruction to meet individual student needs; balance individual musicianship and technical instruction with ensemble development.
Evaluate and provide feedback about each student’s musical growth, including writing semesterly comments, offering letter grades, and maintaining frequent communication with parents
Arrange parts, as needed to reflect emerging student literacy and technical skills,
Organize effective daily rehearsal/class time (preparation, instruction, and clean up)
Lead small-group lessons and/or sectional work on Conservatory Days ?
Establish and foster an effective productive learning environment, in partnership with the department, divisional, and schoolwide student life expectations
Maintain inventory and maintenance cycle for school-owned music, musical instruments, and equipment
Instruct Upper School Music Theory and/or Music Studio classes as needed
BA in Music Education or relevant field of study, a Masters Degree is preferred
Models respect for others, enthusiastic with an encouraging attitude
Experienced and practiced in the latest music technology (Smartmusic, Finale, Sibelius, etc.)
Experience teaching and directing Middle or Upper School bands and wind ensembles
Experience teaching high school music theory
Brass or Wind player preferred, though all-instrumental proficiencies considered; piano skills are a plus
Have a strong background in instrumental music arrangement
Interested in DEI and Identity work and development
Will possess a growth mindset and will engage in ongoing professional development
Able to balance individual relational teaching with ensemble development
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell, and stand for long periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
An interested candidate should submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
A resume and cover letter expressing interest in and why candidate is qualified for the position. The cover letter should also include your salary requirement;
Three to five professional references
Our Commitment to Diversity
Friends Academy is committed to our guiding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of the world as we deepen and elevate our educational program.
Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring and retaining exceptional, dedicated people of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, or any other state or federally protected classification.
Friends Academy is a Quaker private school serving students aged 3-12th grade. We achieve educational excellence by committing to the highest standards of learning and living.
Our diverse and welcoming community is strengthened by our Quaker values, which empower our students to inquire, reflect, and engage in their classrooms, in their neighborhoods, and in the world. Because when we inspire students to learn and live with purpose, they achieve greatness without sacrificing goodness.