Fay School seeks a dynamic, flexible, and creative individual who loves teaching music and understands how to engage elementary and middle school students. The Music Teacher helps students develop choral and instrumental skills, teaches handbells to students in grades seven through nine, and assists in the production of the spring musical. Outside the classroom, he or she is an advisor to a small group of students, coaches or assists in afternoon programs, and participates in the residential life program as a campus resident or off-campus faculty member. This is a full-time position and is eligible for benefits. Campus housing may be available.
Candidates should have a minimum of three years’ teaching experience, preferably in an elementary and/or middle school setting. A bachelor’s degree in music, music education, or a related field is required; a master’s degree is preferred. Kodaly and keyboard experience is desired. Working musicians with teaching experience, as well as their own performance pursuits, are encouraged to apply. Teacher certification is not required.
Preparing and presenting materials and lessons to students in grades 5 through 9
Assessing students’ performance and issuing academic grades, effort grades, and comments
Integrating academic technology to enhance instruction as appropriate
Communicating effectively with parents
Attending team and department meetings, and major school events, as required
Attending faculty and departmental meetings
Assisting in the production of the spring musical and
Coaching or assisting in one term of afternoon programs
Performing duties to support the School’s residential life program.
Fay School values teachers who believe in differentiated and developmentally-aligned approaches to teaching and learning, integrate instructional technology, understand the importance of cultural competency, and are attuned to the social and emotional growth of young students. Fay seeks candidates who will reflect and enhance the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of our school community.
Salary will be based on experience and education. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references via email with the subject line “Music Teacher” to email@example.com.
About Fay School
Founded in 1866 and located in Southborough, Massachusetts, Fay School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school serving 495 students in Pre-K through grade nine. The boarding program, for grades seven through nine, is an integral part of school life, uniting students from 17 countries in a lively, diverse, and truly multicultural community. The mission of Fay School is to educate each child to his or her full potential through a broad, balanced, and challenging program that establishes a solid foundation for a productive and fulfilling life.