Edmund Burke School, located in Washington, D.C., seeks a creative, organized, and energetic Music teacher who has a focus on voice and general music. This person should love working with young people, and will serve as a member of the Burke faculty beginning in August 2023. This full-time position would include teaching middle and high school classes, and advising 5-8 students in the middle or high school. Depending on the skills and interest of the candidate, there may be the possibility for additional responsibilities which would qualify for stipends. The ideal candidate would have teaching experience, a degree in the field, and be committed to ongoing professional development.
A progressive co-educational day school for grades 6-12, Edmund Burke School emphasizes a student-centered, constructivist approach to education. Committed to building a diverse, multicultural faculty, the school values open-mindedness and collegiality. We expect teachers to run equitable and energetic classes, use innovative, developmentally-appropriate classroom activities and assignments designed to engage a diverse student population, and employ appropriate technology in the classroom. Burke values the ability to use or include multicultural perspectives in classroom instruction and expects teachers to show patience and foster a respectful, caring community. Similarly, Burke is committed to social justice, and we value teachers who bring this perspective into the classroom. Candidates should enjoy building curriculum through collaboration with colleagues and take pleasure in the company of adolescents. Teachers at Burke join a lively, dedicated and cooperative school community. In addition, we look for teachers who can enrich Burke’s community outside the classroom, especially by coaching.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Teach courses in voice and general music that are intellectually challenging and engaging. These may include year-long or trimester-long courses, the equivalent of four year-long courses
- Provide clear curricular expectations and create assessments that hold students accountable for their learning, and grade students' work fairly and efficiently
- With other members of the performing arts team, organize performances for the community (assemblies, admissions events, other community events)
- Serve as a student advisor
- Chaperone bonding trips and field trips
- Regularly attend department meetings, team meetings and faculty and staff meetings
- Respond in a timely and informative way to phone calls and emails, generally within 48 hours
- Engage in continuing professional development
- Participate in the duty schedule for teachers
- Other duties as assigned