The faculty and staff at The Governor's Academy constitute a dedicated group of professionals who provide our students with the academic, artistic, athletic and personal challenges and opportunities that can only be offered by a small school with a close-knit community. Most of our faculty members live on campus. All of our faculty and staff interact with students in the classrooms, dining hall, athletics fields, dormitories, and offices, as well as on the paths and walkways that connect us on our 500-acre campus.
This full-time music teaching position will have ongoing contact with and direct responsibility for the academic and social life of students on campus (in loco parentis), and will involve specific responsibilities that include coaching or other afternoon program involvement and student advising. With Teaching Faculty status comes the expectation of total involvement in the lives of students on campus. Campus housing is not available.
4 classes of music, 2 of which are instrumental performance groups (orchestra & jazz band)
Coordination of student private lesson program
2 seasons of coaching and/or direction of some other activity (e.g., musical pit orchestra)
On-Campus Humanities Program:
Coordinating approximately four evening performances with outside performers
Residential Life Program:
Dorm parenting or equivalent
B.A. or B.S. in music or music education, Masters preferred; experience directing instrumental groups; experience in teaching in an independent school or college setting; coaching and/or playing interscholastic athletics preferred; must be able to work collegially; must be committed to working in a diverse community and have the ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations; must enjoy working with young people in a boarding school environment and have a valid driver’s license.
About The Governor's Academy
The Governor's Academy is the oldest continuously operating non-sectarian boarding school in the nation. Located in Byfield, Massachusetts, the Academy serves 400 students on a 450 acre campus. The Academy prepares students for successful futures while celebrating the traditions of a long history. Students flourish in a diverse community distinguished by enduring relationships with teachers and defined by a commitment to learning and a thoughtful balance of academics, athletics, arts and service to others.
The faculty and staff at The Governor's Academy constitute a dedicated group of professionals who provide our students with the academic, artistic, athletic and personal challenges and opportunities that can only be offered by a small school with a close-knit community. Most of our faculty members live on campus.
GovsPLUS (Powerful Learners Unlocking Success) is a tuition-free academic enrichment program which partners The Governor’s Academy with motivated 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from local underserved areas with a goal of helping all students reach their potential in and out of the classroom. GovsPLUS students strengthen academic skills, build self-confidence, and p...articipate in formative service and experiential learning opportunities. The program begins with an in-depth summer experience where students spend mornings in problem solving and communications classes and afternoons engaged in enrichment activities which may include recreational sports, visual and performing arts, or service learning. On Fridays, students, faculty, and staff take field trips to area locations like museums or college campuses. GovsPLUS students continue their relationship with the Academy throughout the academic year with monthly occasions to reconnect and enjoy enrichment activities together including tackling ropes course challenges, creating original art works, and serving the community.