Gann Academy is a pluralistic Jewish high school that challenges students to cultivate their talents and interests in all areas of human potential: intellectual, artistic, spiritual, and physical. Our faculty, comprised of Jewish and non-Jewish educators, facilitates the student journey. We seek teachers committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice; supporting diverse learners in the classroom; and connecting with students outside the school, formally and informally.
Gann Academy is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We believe including diverse perspectives will improve our work, societal, and learning outcomes. All employees participate in this commitment, whether internally, in building a welcoming workplace culture, or externally, in ensuring inclusive engagement with families and other community members.
Perhaps most of all, Gann offers a community of intelligent, collaborative, and compassionate professionals who care about their work, school, and colleagues. We help one another learn, solve problems, and have fun.
Gann Academy seeks an inspiring, creative Vocal Music Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. This position will involve directing two vocal ensembles (Red Cleffers (choral) and ShenaniGanns (a cappella)). The Vocal Music Teacher is a member of the core faculty of the Arts Department, with activities including advising, supervision of special events, and related activities that contribute to the school community and the educational experience of our students. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who focus on developing creative musicianship with additional experience in digital music production and songwriting.
Job Responsibilities - Ensembles
Audition students for a cappella ensemble
Manage registration for vocal ensemble
Direct two 9th- 12th grade vocal ensembles, Red Cleffers (choral) and ShenaniGanns (a cappella)
Cultivate a positive learning environment and a cohesive team culture among singers
Support a student leadership team for ShenaniGanns consisting of an Assistant Music Director, Social Media Manager, and Concert Coordinators
Arrange music and create learning tracks for both ensembles
Select arrangements from resources and choral websites
Collaborate with a choral accompanist for rehearsals and performances
Plan logistics and transportation for performances
Job Responsibilities Classroom Teaching
Teach one class per semester
Prepare lessons and develop a curriculum
Teach, lead, and guide students
Manage student behavior in and out of the classroom
Grade student work promptly and consistently with school standards
Communicate clearly and effectively with students (in person and via email) regarding classwork, homework, assignments, and learning
Utilize technology and other educational tools to support student learning and engage in curricular and other initiatives as implemented by the Educational Administration
Education, Certifications, and Work-Related Experience
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in vocal music or equivalent experience
Three years of secondary-level classroom teaching experience preferred
Knowledge of subjects assigned
General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
Strong communications, public relations, and interpersonal skills
Master's degree or equivalent in relevant discipline
Experience teaching in an independent school setting
Demonstrated and successful history with innovation in music education, technology integration, curriculum design, and student-centered and inquiry-based learning
Comprehensive benefits package featuring generous paid time off policies -including sick time, paid vacation, personal days, and U.S. holidays. Gann employees get up to 15 days off for Jewish Holidays, depending on the Jewish Calendar of the year
Comprehensive Health Insurance
Retirement Plan Match (403B) starting immediately!
Hungry? Gann has a full-service kosher dairy dining hall complete with a fresh salad bar and multiple hot meal options
Fitness facilities for our faculty and staff
Short - and Long-term disability
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Physical demands include dexterity for office machine/supply operation, including but not limited to computers, telephones, electronic calculators, copy machines, and printers. Stooping, bending, reaching for files or supplies, and sitting or standing for extended periods is common.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Gann Academy is an equal-opportunity employer. It is the policy of the school to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression), and pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or veteran status.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot ensure that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA), so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed Form I-9.
Gann Academy is a pluralistic Jewish day school that challenges students to cultivate their talents and interests in all areas of human potential: intellectual, artistic, spiritual, and physical. Our faculty made up of both Jewish and non-Jewish educators facilitate the student journey. We seek teachers who are committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice; supporting diverse learners in the classroom; and connecting with students outside the classroom, both formally and informally. In growing our department, we are particularly interested in expanding the diversity of voices in our literature faculty. We are also interested in candidates who can help the department envision opportunities for collaboration across the humanities.
Gann Academy is an independent high school in Waltham, MA that offers a competitive, and comprehensive benefits package featuring generous paid time off policies – paid vacation, paid sick days, and roughly 20 additional paid days off - based on the Jewish calendar. It is truly a unique and generous benefits package offered only at Gann! Employer match Retirement (403B), and Health and Dental insurance, are just a few of t...he benefits offered to eligible employees upon day one of joining the Gann community.
Hungry? Gann has a full-service kosher dairy dining hall complete with a fresh salad bar and hot bar. Gann offers an attractive physical environment with bright spaces, FREE parking, and extensive fitness facilities available for our faculty and staff.
Gann celebrates a community of smart, collaborative, and compassionate professionals; Gann staff/faculty tout the support and teamwork of their colleagues as a highlight of their Gann experience and one in which Gann is different from any other school or community. Come find out for yourself!