Harvard-Westlake, a coed, independent school in Los Angeles serving nearly 1600 students in grades 7-12, seeks to hire an exceptional and highly qualified educator for a part-time teaching position in the Performing Arts Department at the Middle School (grades 7-9). The ideal Orchestra Teacher candidate will be a classically trained string player (violin, viola, cello, or double bass) who has demonstrated knowledge and experience in adolescent string pedagogy.
The responsibilities of the position include teaching the Beginning Strings and Concert Strings classes. The teacher will also assist the Director of the Middle School Symphony in regular string sectionals. Responsibilities outside of teaching include coordinating and organizing all facets of concerts, including but not limited to: music selection, dress rehearsals, programs, and publicity. Annual performances are in December and May. This position could potentially become full-time with the inclusion of teaching and/or other school responsibilities outside of the Performing Arts Department.
Harvard-Westlake actively strives to be a diverse and inclusive community in its educational, admission, and employment practices. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other characteristic. We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.
Minimum -- Bachelor's degree in Music; Master’s degree preferred;
Experience and expertise in teaching both beginning and intermediate level string playing to adolescents in a large group setting;
Demonstrated collegiality, collaboration, teamwork, and organization;
Ability to communicate concepts in a clear and concise manner to students and foster an innovative and creative learning environment;
Zeal for working with adolescents;
Enthusiasm to become part of our vibrant school community, broadly engaging with students and colleagues, and attending events outside their particular field of responsibility.
This position is part-time, with the potential to become full-time with the addition of other school responsibilities, starting in August for the 2019-20 school year. Please apply at https://www.hw.com/about/Career-Opportunities.