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BB&N is seeking a full-time music teacher. The Lower School music program aims to help students grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through a variety of planned music experiences, which include singing/listening to music, playing instruments, music theory skills, and music history.
The Music Teacher, Grades 3-6 should be a skilled musician who is passionate about a variety of music genres and the richness of the musical experience. The Grades 3-6 Music Teacher is responsible for creating and maintaining a positive classroom climate, involvement in curriculum development, preparing students for musical performances, and evaluating student performance and growth. The Grades 3-6 Music Teacher also plans and orchestrates annual concerts, partners with other faculty for the Grade 6 musical production, and co-plans/co-leads Lower School assemblies. The Grades 3-6 Music Teacher will work closely with other teachers to develop interdisciplinary learning experiences, prepare progress reports and conferences with families throughout the year, and perform scheduled campus duties.
Some additional responsibilities include but are not limited to, leading/co-leading Racial Justice Community Time and Rainbow Community Time, attendance at weekly faculty meetings, ordering of materials, tools, instructional aids, budget management, admissions work, Back to School Night presentation, and any other duties that may be assigned by Administration.
In addition, the Grades 3-6 Music Teacher is expected to be committed to the following practices:
Engagement in critical reflection and ongoing anti-bias & anti-racist practices.
Using the visual arts to expand on the thoughts and ideas of the students.
Collaboration between adults in our community evolves and advances practice.
Documentation and assessment of learning in ways that make the learning visible.
Understanding of Inquiry based-interdisciplinary research projects and the development of authentic and meaningful experiences that results in exemplary work (a student’s best work) and lifelong learning.
Organization and use of materials within different disciplines in skilled and inventive ways to deepen learning.
Installation of organized and aesthetically pleasing learning environments.
Skills and Competencies:
The ideal candidate should have a minimum of three years of teaching experience at the elementary level and an understanding of cognitive and social development for children at this age. A Master’s degree in elementary music education is preferred.
In addition, the candidate should demonstrate:
Joy working with elementary-aged students, and an understanding of child development for this age group
Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
Knowledge and commitment around diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and the impact it has on the classroom climate and curriculum
A desire to continue seeking professional development
Excellent writing skills
Ability to collaborate with colleagues inside and outside of the curriculum
Ability to communicate effectively with students and families
Curriculum design experience
Ability to receive feedback
Salary: $67,000.00 - $97,400.00
BB&N offers competitive salaries and benefits and employs equitable and consistent compensation practices. Our compensation strategy prioritizes equity of pay for faculty with similar years of teaching and other related experience. Starting full-time salaries for the 2023-2024 school year typically range from a starting salary of $67,000 to the median 20-year teaching experience salary of $97,400. Both of these salaries are exclusive of additional compensation granted to faculty with relevant advanced degrees. The starting salary for any hired candidate is based on experience within salary bands.
Compensation for full-time employees includes a 403(b) plan with up to a 10% match of salary and other competitive benefits offerings. Benefits offered to eligible employees include health & dental insurance; commuter benefits; long-term disability insurance, and more.
Please visit the Careers at BB&N page to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement, and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List.
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.
Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. Because we serve students, we strongly encourage all employees to receive at least one of the Pfizer, or Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccines before commencing employment.
About Buckingham Browne & Nichols:
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Buckingham Browne & Nichols is a day school that engages students in grades Pre-K through 12 in a rich and invigorating educational experience of the highest quality. The school excels at helping students discover their unique talents and passions and develop those strengths to the fullest. The curriculum is challenging, forward-thinking, innovative, and flexible, designed to help qualified students, from a range of backgrounds and with a wide spectrum of talents and interests, reach new levels of accomplishment. Co-curricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and other areas add important dimensions to students’ learning. Students learn on three age and developmentally-appropriate campuses. At every grade, BB&N takes full advantage of the range of opportunities its locations afford.
BB&N is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution. This commitment is integral to the mission and vision of the School. BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in... their communities and the world. At BB&N, we value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all. The different perspectives and experiences of our students define the fabric of our community and contribute to the growth of the individuals who call BB&N their alma mater and shape the classroom and extracurricular experiences. To have classmates and friends who are different from oneself, to come to truly know the background, experiences, and beliefs of a new friend is to learn more deeply about oneself and our world. There is no more important attribute in the preparation for global citizenship.
The vibrancy and vitality we feel in the classrooms, hallways, stages, and playing fields of BB&N derive from the people who are here. At its root are the varied interests and experiences, the different backgrounds, cultures, religions, views, and perspectives that our students and faculty bring to their classes and families bring to myriad activities. Each of us adds to the richness of another’s experience. Working and playing together teaches us lifelong lessons about appreciating, knowing and understanding, and learning from each other.