Lowell School, a progressive school of approximately 350 students in NW Washington, DC, is looking for a Middle School Music (band and chorus) and Theater Arts Teacher.
The ideal candidate will have a specialized degree with experience in music and theater education, possess knowledge of the social, emotional, and academic needs of middle school students, and be well versed in best practice for delivering both instrumental and vocal instruction. The Middle School music and theater program at Lowell is highly respected, attracting many talented and enthusiastic students. This position will require a varied schedule, including some evenings and designated special events and performances that occur on weekends and outside of regular school hours. In keeping with the mission of the school, a successful candidate will foster a safe learning environment that promotes respect, equity, and cultural competency.
The successful candidate will:
Possess a contagious enthusiasm for their craft with a specialty in music and theater
Create an engaging environment for teaching and learning
Successfully select skill-appropriate repertoire, lead an ensemble, and execute performances for choral and band ensembles
Arrange ensemble music
Serve as a music/musical director for a team-taught theater arts class
Innovate and review current music curriculum and propose new music curriculum for courses and/or electives
Be flexible with space and scheduling of performances and class periods
Identify resources, ideas, and strategies to ensure student achievement
Build relationships with arts and other organizations in the region; use the abundance of resources in the area
Regularly assess student achievement and skill mastery
Participate in ongoing professional development
Manage classroom administration and record-keeping, including grades, attendance records, and student progress
Possess an understanding of theater technology including lighting, sound, video, and stagecraft
Regularly communicate with students and parents to share progress and opportunities
Possibly serve as a student advisor
Experience with curriculum development, differentiation, constructivist teaching/learning, and assessment strategies, as well as a collaborative spirit and a ready sense of humor are preferred. If you wish to apply for the position, please send a cover letter, résumé, and three references to Kavan Yee, director of Middle School, at email@example.com. Letters of reference are highly encouraged.
Lowell School has a longstanding institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusivity. Lowell prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on a person's race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, past or present military service, or any other ground prohibited by federal, District of Columbia, or other applicable law. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, termination, pay, and the work environment.
Our mission is to create an inclusive community of life-long learners in which individual is valued and respected. At Lowell, dedicated teachers nurture curiosity and help children develop fundamental skills and deep, conceptual understandings that will last a lifetime. In the Pre-Primary School, opportunities abound for exploration, discovery, and learning. Teachers pay close attention to each ch...ild’s social, emotional, and academic development. In the Primary and Middle Schools, a rigorous, integrated curriculum—which includes the full complement of academic classes, as well as arts, technology, and physical education—engages students in active, experiential learning. A strong social curriculum develops interpersonal skills, multicultural understanding, and community engagement. A full array of after-school activities—including sports, swimming lessons, music lessons, and minicourses—are also available for all enrolled students.