Lakeside School, an independent 5-12 coeducational day school located in North Seattle is currently recruiting for Choir Teacher.
Responsibilities The choir teacher will join a vibrant Middle and Upper School community and a strong arts department which consists of thirteen performing and visual arts faculty members, some of whom work in both divisions. The choir program employs best practices in vocal music pedagogy, including healthy technique for developing voices, sequential sight-singing skills, and incorporates texts and repertoire drawn from a wide array of cultures. The program is founded on inclusion of all students regardless of previous experience, and includes coaches, a collaborative pianist, and on-campus private lessons supported by financial aid. Specific responsibilities for this position include:
Teach 6th grade beginning choir, a 7th/ 8th grade choir, and one non-auditioned high school choir (9th through 12th grade).
Collaborate with the drama department to support the annual musical. The nature of this role will be determined by the candidate's interests and expertise.
Collaborate with the music team to present 3-4 concerts per school year; participate in the annual high school music retreat, and other vocal/choral events such as festivals and solo ensemble contests.
Coordinate with the orchestra and band teachers to align curricula, select repertoire, and continuously improve pedagogical practices.
Lead a team of private voice teachers, a vocal coach, and a collaborative pianist.
Advise acapella and/or other vocal clubs as needed to support the needs of the program.
Evaluate student growth though current reporting systems (comments and grades).
Provide support for students outside of class time as needed.
Communicate with students, parents/guardians and colleagues.
Attend arts department, grade-level team, and faculty meetings.
Serve as an advisor for a group of eight/nine students and participate actively in grade-level team activities.
Participate in the life of the school community including outdoor trips, field trips, service learning trips, and co-curricular activities.
At Lakeside we are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community. To learn more about working at Lakeside, including our professional development and mentoring programs, benefits, diversity and inclusion, and opportunities for involvement in non-academic programs, please visit our Careers page on the Lakeside School website.
Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor’s degree in music/music education; a master’s degree is preferred but not required.
Experience working with students who vary in ability and learning styles, and experience instructing diverse populations of students.
Competency on Piano for rehearsal purposes.
Experience in choral repertoire and vocal pedagogy for grades 6 through 12.
References should address candidate's ability to work independently, be collaborative, successfully instruct a wide range of students, and work with other adults in a high functioning and innovative educational setting.
Experience teaching Middle School
Demonstrated cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions. The candidate will understand different perspectives; interact respectfully with cultures other than their own; and cultivate meaningful relationships with people that have different cultural frameworks.
Candidates must satisfactorily complete two criminal background checks.
About Lakeside School
Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 858 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.