This part-time, 10-month faculty position spans the academic school year from late-August until mid-June, beginning in the summer of 2023. The teacher works in close collaboration with the Visual and Performing Arts Department and provides individualized instruction for students across grade levels. This is envisioned as a 24 hour/week position, depending on the number of students served, with a flexible schedule that could include full days or a series of half days. This individual provides string instruction, as well as coordinating small ensemble activities, while supporting each student in achieving a higher skill level and fostering an enhanced appreciation for music. The strings teacher increases student musical capability through rehearsals, performances, and opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities such as state and regional auditions and competitions.
Additional Job Information/Responsibilities:
Show passion for building an strings/orchestra program that includes concerts with ensemble and solo performances.
Prepare lessons for both small groups and individuals that reflect accommodations for student differences.
Collaborate with Band, Chorus, and/or Drama teachers to provide students with integrated learning experiences.
Coordinate with lower school teachers to create a lesson schedule that respects students’ academic needs
Coordinate with Chaplain and division heads to identify performance opportunities during group gatherings (e.g. Chapel services or division meetings)
Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students in grades Pre-K through 12.
Conduct on-going assessments of student achievement through formal and informal evaluation.
Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
Develop meaningful connections with students, faculty, and staff.
Proficiency and experience with piano and string instruments.
A Bachelor’s degree in music education or related field.
Experience with lower, middle, and upper school students.
Suzuki teaching pedagogy knowledge and, ideally, training is strongly preferred.
Training and experience teaching piano is a plus.
An entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to become a visible, collegial member of an independent school community.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Kate Hewitt, Head of Lower School, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Since its founding in 1837, Doane Academy has helped students to realize their interests, develop their talents, and have a significant impact on the world around them.
For children ages 3 through twelfth grade, Doane Academy is committed to developing intelligent, capable young people within a school culture where students are known, loved, and strongly encouraged to realize their full potential.
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