Laurel School seeks a Music teacher for Upper School courses. This position involves conducting two choral ensembles (a select choir and a larger choral group), teaching a music theory course, and conducting an Upper School chamber orchestra. The ideal candidate would be able to teach in an alternate academic discipline. This music teacher is also responsible for directing the Upper School Musical every year and acts as an advisor to the school’s student-led a capella group.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Preparation and implementation of daily lessons
Delivery of assignments and timely evaluation of all relevant class work and student progress
Design and implementation of appropriate, authentic assessments and support of individual student learning styles
Timely and proactive communication with parents about student progress
Serving as an Advisor to small group of students
Collaboration with other members of the faculty, administration and staff on experiential, interdisciplinary and community-based opportunities that add to the school community
Active participation in all faculty and staff meetings
Effective and timely communication with varied school constituencies in person, through email and through voice mail
Support of divisional and school-wide initiatives through committee work, where appropriate
Supervision and/or participation in non-academic activities, including lunch and study hall
The successful candidate holds a degree in music (bachelor’s required, master’s preferred) and has at least three years of teaching and/or professional performance experience and demonstrates proven success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation, and collegiality. Other desired skills include strong conducting and rehearsal technique, solid piano skills, knowledge of women’s/treble-choral repertoire and a commitment to an encouraging and supportive yet challenging rehearsal process. Superb written and oral communication skills are essential. She or he must also possess strong organizational skills and basic information technology and computer skills. The candidate must possess or acquire and maintain a State of Ohio issued teaching certificate. Ability to lead one or more co-curricular activities, or to coach a sport, is desirable. The school welcomes the opportunity to continue to find ways to diversify our faculty.
Additional Salary Information: Laurel offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.