Burgundy Farm Country Day School is a progressive school on a pastoral 25-acre campus near Alexandria, Virginia, serving 285 children in junior kindergarten through 8th grade. Burgundy believes children learn best in an inclusive, creative and nurturing environment that engages the whole child. Our innovative, hands-on approach to education cultivates independent thinking, promotes academic excellence, instills respect for diversity, and teaches responsibility for self, for others, and for the natural world. For more information, visit www.burgundyfarm.org.
Burgundy seeks an elementary music teacher for grades junior kindergarten through 8th grade. Preferred applicants will be musically trained and have successful experience teaching early childhood ages. Applicants with piano, woodwind, and vocal training are desired. Our program incorporates movement, music from around the world, and performances for school-wide programs, as well as introductions to music theory, note-reading, and instrumental music. The position includes teaching of middle school electives in vocal or instrumental music. There are opportunities to teach private after-school instrumental or voice lessons. The music teacher reports directly to the Assistant Head of School.
The qualified candidate will have:
Genuine love of learning and desire to work with children as a facilitator of learning
A degree with a major in Elementary Education, Music Education or a related field
Collaborative spirit and interest in team-teaching and creating a joyful learning environment
Good oral and written communication skills
Ability to organize and manage a positive classroom grounded in a belief that all learning begins with attending to children’s developmental social and emotional needs
Willingness to teach and adapt an integrated, inquiry-based curriculum
Commitment to teaching diverse learning styles and differentiated instruction
Interest in outdoor, hands-on and environmental education
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Teach all subjects according to the stated curriculum, demonstrate thorough planning
Maintain an emphasis on preparing students for the joys and challenges of learning
Participate in curriculum development, committee, and task force work
Perform necessary administrative tasks and attend required meetings and events
Engage in reflective practice and various professional growth activity
Arrive by 8:00 a.m., depart after 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Tuesday, when faculty meetings begin at 3:30 p.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.
The School is closed for most national holidays, as well as Winter and Spring Break.
Salary and Benefits
Salaries are based on a competitive independent school scale with increases for advanced degrees and experience; $2000 step increase for master’s degree.
Health, dental, life insurance, and long-term disability, as well as a retirement plan, are offered in a cafeteria plan to all full-time employees.
A tuition benefit (1/2 discount) is offered for one qualified child attending Burgundy for children of 70% to full-time employees only. (Faculty-staff children eligible for additional financial aid also.)
How to Apply: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Elizabeth Lener, Assistant Head of School, email@example.com No phone calls please.
Burgundy Farm Country Day School actively maintains its commitment to equal opportunity for all employees. To fulfill this commitment, we recruit, hire, promote, and retain individuals in all job titles without regard to race, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, or disability.