Sidwell Friends School, a co-educational Quaker day school in Washington, DC, seeks an Instrumental Music teacher for its Middle School division beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.
The Instrumental Music teacher will teach instrumental and general music classes for middle school students, in grades 5-8. Specific responsibilities of the position include: teaching instrumental and general music classes in grades 5-8; working with elective 5-6 and a 7-8 performing instrumental groups each once a week; preparing and delivering two performances for families during the school year; supporting the Middle School musical in the spring; writing student reports; effective communication and collaboration with students, colleagues, and families; attendance at meetings; and collaboration with Arts colleagues in the Middle School and other divisions. The successful candidate will be excited about working with Middle School students, possess excellent communication and organizational skills, and have experience with all elements of music instruction.
A Bachelor’s degree in Music or Music Education is required. A Master’s degree (or higher) is preferred, as is 3-5 years of experience teaching general and / or instrumental music in a school setting, preferably at the middle school level.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references via our on-line application.
About Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
A Sidwell Friends education aims to help students become the leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.
Sidwell Friends maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.
For teaching positions, a master’s degree and teaching experience in the field are preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. For staff positions, we seek candidates with relevant experience, a commitment to excellence, and an enthusiasm for being a member of our vibrant and diverse community.