Upper School Band Teacher -- Part-Time Substitute 2023-2024
Location: West Hartford, Connecticut
Type: Part Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: RS 2023-24 O
Renbrook School (West Hartford, CT), an independent day school for children age three to grade eight, is seeking an innovative and experienced Upper School instrumental music teacher for the 2023-2024 academic school year to begin as soon as possible. The Upper School Band Teacher is responsible for directing Renbrook’s Band Program, which involves students in grades five through eight.
This position requires a creative, detail-oriented, organized team player with a positive attitude and passion for working with children. The Band Teacher is responsible for leading performances in collaboration with the choral music teacher. The teacher should have advanced skills on at least one band instrument, as well as basic proficiency on all typical band instruments.
The Upper School Band Teacher responsibilities are to:
Demonstrate a high level of musicianship and model excellent instrumental and vocal technique
Lead the Band Program for students in fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades
Direct the Jazz Band for students in grades seven and eight
Prioritize positive relationships and classroom culture by leading joyful, engaging lessons
Adapt classroom content and teaching approach based on student needs and interests
Engage students in traditional and non-traditional performances
Please submit cover letter with resume, philosophy of teaching, and a letter of reference included together in one PDF document, to email@example.com with Upper School Band Teacher in the subject line.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution. A Master’s degree or a teaching credential is desirable, as is experience teaching music in traditional and/or non-traditional settings.
Founded in 1935, Renbrook School is a pre-eminent preschool through ninth grade co-educational independent day school located in West Hartford, Connecticut. The school enrolls 330 students from 30 cities and towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Renbrook experience is defined by a high degree of academic rigor, personalized attention as a result of small class sizes, a nurturing environment, and an emphasis on values and respect among members of a tight-knit community.
Renbrook School is an affirmative action - equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, including but not limited to blindness, veteran status, sexual orientation, and other protected classes.
Renbrook School will make a reasonable accommodation to known disabilities of a qualified applicant or employee, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on its operation.