The Pennington School seeks a Teacher of Music to perform duties that include teaching music classes and directing choral groups in both the Upper and Middle Schools, as well as facilitating other music-related experiences for the School.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach current courses including, but not limited to, Chorus, Middle School Percussion and Voice, Upper School Music Composition, Drums and Marimba, and Rhythm of the Sacred
Serve as Musical Director for the Winter Musical, which requires strong keyboard skills
Build and maintain a positive, collaborative, and productive relationship with the instrumental music teacher, drama teachers, and the School chaplain
Spend some night and weekend time in rehearsals, directing The Pennington Singers, coaching individual musicians, co-directing two School concerts each year, and preparing students to perform choral music for the annual Lesson and Carols Service in December.
Organize and manage a budget shared with the instrumental music teacher
B.M. in Vocal Studies or a B.M. in Music Education with a vocal emphasis
Ability to speak and sing well, with confidence
Experience overseeing large groups of students
Experience in Broadway singing-style coaching
Experience working as a musician or musical director, with or for professional artists
A master’s degree and independent school experience are preferred.
Willingness to work with other faculty members in the Arts Department and other departments to broaden the scope of music on campus
Ability to be flexible and creative with time and rehearsal schedules
Interest in using music as a vehicle to foster discussion about current news events or School-wide goals
Ability to make use of connections to the professional music world
This position is full-time, ten (10) months per year, exempt from overtime, and eligible for all benefits afforded to full-time Pennington School employees.
Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest and résumé, including compensation requirements to email@example.com or The Pennington School, 112 W. Delaware Avenue, Pennington, NJ 08534. No phone calls, please.
About The Pennington School
The Pennington School is an independent, coeducational day-boarding school with 485 students in grades 6–12, and a faculty and staff of approximately 150. The Pennington School is committed to developing individual excellence in all of its students.
The School’s 54-acre campus is ideally situated near Princeton, NJ, just 40 miles from Philadelphia, PA and 60 miles from New York City.