The Dalton School, a progressive K-12 gender-inclusive school in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is consistently recognized as one of the preeminent independent day schools in the nation. Known for its child-centered approach and an exceptional, inspiring faculty, Dalton enrolls over 1,300 students with approximately 350 faculty and staff. Guided by the Dalton Plan, the foundation of a Dalton education, our faculty meets each student’s evolving needs, interests, and abilities, and fosters diversity as an integral part of school life.
Dalton is building a roster of private lessons teachers to work with our 4-12 grade students in a supportive and student-centered studio environment during the 2021-22 school year. We are collecting resumes of a wide range of instruments/voice in a variety of styles as needed based on student enrollment and interests, including woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion, voice, and other instruments. As we collect resumes on a rolling basis, we will reach out to qualified teachers periodically. Lessons are typically after school hours on a weekly basis in a flexible schedule. Ideal candidates would bring innovative approaches to music teaching using methods and repertoires from a range of traditions and styles in line with the department’s DEI values.
Music degree in performance, education or other areas (bachelor’s required, graduate degree preferred), and/or commensurate teaching/performance experience
Knowledge of variety of pedagogical approaches and range of diverse repertoire
Experience working with students of a variety of ages, interests, and skills levels
Comfort and knowledge with using technology in the teaching studio, including video conferencing software
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references via our automated portal at www.dalton.org/employment
About The Dalton School
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.