The Sage School is a community of advanced learners marked by high morale and deep engagement in an inspiring curriculum. In a nurturing environment, students are challenged to strive, allowed to stumble, and guided to realize their full potential. A leader in the field of gifted education, The Sage School offers an academic program rooted in rich content, depth of study, intellectual rigor, and skills acquisition. Ultimately, with a balanced approach to life and learning, Sage students confidently apply their gifts, creativity, and curiosity to the world beyond Sage.
The Sage School, a PreK-8 independent day school in Foxboro, MA is seeking a full-time music teacher beginning August 2018. This individual shall have the responsibility for providing highly engaging learning experiences in music through a constructivist approach. Candidates should have a strong background and experience in exposing students to the joy and appreciation of music through a variety of musical experiences, which include singing, moving to music, playing of instruments, listening, and performance. This individual will create a supportive and positive climate that develops in each student the skills, attitudes, and knowledge to advance his/her musical ability using current methodology, curricula, and materials. The position also includes; instruction of general music education classes, music direction for the school’s annual musical, designing and implementing a variety of music electives for 4-8th grades, and the planning and implementation of afterschool offerings that may include but not limited to- instrumental lessons, choir, and other musical ensembles, including the planning and execution of a spring recital.
Bachelor of Arts in Music or Music Education required
Masters in Music or Music Education preferred
Three or more years of general music classroom teaching experience required
Experience with Kodaly, Orff and/or Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Certification preferred.
The expectations and responsibilities may include:
Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of music and implement a robust vocal and instrumental music program for elementary and middle school students.
Embrace a constructivist approach to teaching and learning
Have experience with and/or understanding of gifted education
Demonstrate personal skills and creative talents in music, and serve as a role model by cultivating these talents
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment, and current research.
A vision for a Performing Arts: Music program in the 21st century, with the ability to design, implement, and assess a sequential music program
Providing individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the music curriculum to the needs of each student
Provide and supervise opportunities for students to demonstrate individually or in ensembles the skills and talents developed in the music program. These opportunities may fall outside the normal workday for teachers, including evenings and weekends.
Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a small department, designing and planning field trips, parent events, informences, arts department presentations, and other actions that enhance classroom learning.
Be capable of working collaboratively with other teachers to integrate music into other content areas
Demonstrate the ability to use technology for communication and classroom purposes
In-depth knowledge and continued interest of content, current music education research, best practices and professional growth
Ability to work under pressure, prioritize tasks, and manage time effectively in order to meet deadlines
Commitment to excellence. Ability to work independently and collaboratively with flexibility and enthusiasm
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to speak and sing well, with confidence
Strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a kind spirit
Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in English
Having experience in playing the piano, guitar, and other instruments
Familiarity with the NAfME Standards, and the National Core Music Education Standards
About Sage School
The Sage School’s mission is to prepare gifted students to excel, by providing a comprehensive program of academic rigor and social growth inspired by passionate teachers within a nurturing community. The Sage School educates children in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 from around the Greater Boston and Providence areas.