Reports To: Head of School and Head of Upper School
Position Type: Full-Time, Faculty, Exempt
Bentley School, an independent K-12 school in Oakland and Lafayette, California, seeks a full time Vocal/Choir teacher at the Upper School campus in Lafayette. The Arts Department at
Bentley is an innovative, collaborative faculty who seeks a candidate to complement the
strengths of the department and to add his or her own expertise and background to provide
additional breadth to the curriculum.
Job Summary: This position will include, but is not limited to:
? Teaching four sections from beginning instruction to advanced AP Music Theory.
? Serving as the piano accompanist for the winter US musical production.
? Attending regular departmental, US faculty, and all-school meetings;
? Participating in various aspects of student life at Bentley such as advising clubs,
coaching, or working with student organizations.
? Degree in Music and/or a related field that requires significant coursework in vocal and
? Ability to conduct a chamber music ensemble.
? Experience teaching choir, chamber, introductory courses, and AP Music Theory.
? Experience in an interdisciplinary environment with an emphasis on group collaboration
and use of technology.
? Ability and willingness to work with students in large and small group settings using
multiple teaching methods to reach a broad range of students.
? Desire to continually examine their practice with the goal to improve the learning of
? Commitment to issues of diversity, leadership, inclusion, and equity. Candidates who
reflect the broad range of diversity of the Bay Area are encouraged to apply.
? A minimum of a B.A with preference for an advanced degree in Music and/or a related
field that requires significant coursework in Music (e.g., M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. in Music)
? A passion for working with young people.
? A desire to collaborate in a dynamic community of teachers.
? Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills.
? Experience in working with high school or college age students in an academic setting.
? Experience in innovative course design, planning, implementation, and assessment.
Bentley School is a premier co-educational K-Grade 12 independent school in Oakland,
California and Lafayette, California. Compensation will be within the expected norms for
comparable positions. The school offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits.
How to Apply:
Please email a letter of interest, CV/resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy that
addresses both your approach to working with students and how you approach your classroom
practice to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Upper School Vocal/Choir Teacher”
in the subject line. A list with the names and contact information of three (3) references should
also be included.