Objective: Major responsibility of the position is to oversee our Kindergarten beginning string program, group lessons for our Lower School strings students and to teach applied private lessons as needed.
Plan and conduct daily rehearsals for kindergarten through fifth grade strings classes.
Select music and conduct the Lower School Orchestra comprised of third - fifth grade strings students, which meets after school.
Teach strings in the private lessons program.
Maintain music library, instrument inventory, and repairs for String program.
Maintain budget for Lower School String classes.
Communicate with parents.
Coordinate the development of the yearly fine arts calendar with the Fine Arts Department.
Collaborate with other ensemble Directors in performances.
Serve on Fine Arts and school committees, as needed.
Participate in individual professional development plan.
Participate in the pit for musical performances.
The above description covers the most significant duties performed, but does not exclude assignments not mentioned.
Must possess excellent musical performance and pedagogical skills in the strings area, organizational and communication skills. Demonstrate experience in working with school string orchestras, small string ensembles, and studio teaching. Experience with teaching students kindergarten through fifth grade preferred. Master degree or doctorate in music (performance or education) preferred. Evidence of personal performance in high level performing ensembles preferred. Must be able to meet physical requirements of the position.
Additional Salary Information: Salary/Benefits: Ravenscroft School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of regional peer schools. A full benefits package includes TIAA/CREF retirement and generous medical/dental coverage, and equals the best plans in Independent School.
Ravenscroft School is an independent coeducational day school offering a broad curriculum in the liberal arts with numerous advanced classes and an emphasis on best-practices teaching methods at every level. Founded in 1862, the school enrolls 1160 students in grades pre-K through twelve who demonstrate high standards of conduct as well as the capability of achieving success in a rigorous academic... program.
Ravenscroft School Mission Statement: "The Ravenscroft community, guided by our legacy of excellence, nurtures individual potential and prepares students to thrive in a complex and interdependent world."