Holton-Arms School invites applications for the position of general and choral music teacher in a combination of grades from third through seventh for the 2017-2018 school year. The music program at Holton-Arms consists of well-established choral, instrumental and general music components, with general music providing the grounding in experience, understanding, and skill for all other musical pursuits. Holton is very fortunate to have a state-of-the-art Music Technology Lab; composition and music technology are central aspects of the curriculum. Teaching responsibilities will depend to some degree upon a candidate’s expertise and experience. In addition to Lower and Middle School general music classes, there are possibilities for teaching within the choral and music technology components of the program and collaborating with colleagues to incorporate drama in the Lower School. Expertise in one or all of those three areas is desirable.
Lower School general music is singing-based, with other key elements including composition and improvisation, development of music reading skills, and exploration of widely varying musical traditions and cultures. Seventh grade music takes place in the Music Technology Lab. Shared mission and philosophy as well as shared students and facilities necessitate a high degree of collaboration, organization, and vision, both within the music department and in work with other members of the Lower School faculty and the Fine and Performing Arts Team. Collegiality, initiative, sense of humor, and an eagerness to collaborate with others to advance the school’s artistic and strategic initiatives are essential.
A bachelor’s degree in music education with an emphasis on general/choral music is required. The ideal candidate will have classroom experience in general music, choral music, and music technology and/or drama.
Founded in 1901, Holton-Arms is an independent college preparatory girls school with 665 students in grades 3 through 12, located on a 57-acre campus in Bethesda, MD, a suburb of Washington. The School’s mission is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the “education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit.” (Jessie Moon Holton - 1866-1951, co-founder) We are a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff reflecting the population of the metropolitan Washington, DC area. We are dedicated to inspiring young women to lead lives of positive influence.
We offer a competitive salary.
If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Holton-Arms School, ATTN: HR
7303 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 301.767.2710
To learn more about Holton-Arms, please visit our website, www.holton-arms.edu