Middle School Part-Time String Teacher and Conductor
The Hewitt School
February 9, 2018
NEW YORK, New York
Part Time - Faculty
Established in 1920, The Hewitt School empowers girls to discover their full intellectual and creative abilities, to pursue their passions and personal best, and to lead lives of consequence with character, compassion, and conviction. Located on New York City’s Upper East Side, Hewitt is an independent school serving girls in grades K through 12. As a community, Hewitt is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
The Hewitt School seeks a string teacher and conductor to begin and develop a string program at the school. We are seeking a teacher conductor to teach cello and violin in the fifth and sixth grades, both in small groups and in performance ensembles. The program will develop in future years to expand into the seventh grade and eventually to extend through the upper school. The teacher will be responsible for creating and managing the program with the collaboration of the department, which will include facilitating instrument rental and oversight. Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in applied music or music education (preferred) from an accredited institution with a concentration in a string instrument and with experience in ensemble conducting.
Teach small group lessons to students including beginners
Conduct multiple small string ensembles
Partner with Chair of Performing Arts department in developing a sustainable program
Serve on academic committees as determined by the Dean of Teaching and Learning
Engage fully in Hewitt’s commitment to implementing current research on girls in the classroom and beyond
Write student reports and stay in regular communication with parents
Participate in admissions and parent education events
Write entries for the weekly divisional newsletters about class activities
Bachelor’s Degree in applied music or music education
Concentration in a string instrutment
Master’s Degree preferred
Teaching Experience and Experience in Ensemble Conducting.
TO APPLY: Please submit a resumé, cover letter, and examples of previous relevant work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the job title in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. Recruitment will remain open until position is filled; applicants should apply as soon as possible for consideration.
The successful candidate for this position must be able to provide employment references, successfully complete a post-offer background check (criminal background check and verification of education and prior employment), submit a completed physical exam by a licensed medical practitioner stating they are able to perform the essential functions of the position, and demonstrate legal work authorization to work in the United States.
The Hewitt School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of any category prohibited by applicable federal, New York State and/or New York City laws/regulations. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation/benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, training, working conditions, layoff, and termination.
About The Hewitt School
The Hewitt School is an independent college preparatory school for girls in kindergarten through grade twelve with 530 students. Our mission is to provide a rigorous and stimulating academic program that encourages independent thinking and creativity. The school values each girl’s individual talents and encourages respect for the diverse interests and backgrounds of others. Hewitt’s small size and supportive environment enable each student to reach her full potential and to become a responsible and socially aware leader. In keeping with its motto “By Faith and Courage,” Hewitt seeks to instill in each girl lifelong faith in herself, personal integrity, and the courage to face challenges with confidence. Hewitt is an inclusive and diverse community of students, faculty, administration, board of trustees, and staff and continues to integrate diversity into the life of the school. Hewitt respects and values individuals whose differences include age, ethnicity, family structure, gender, learning styles, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.