The Bement School, a kindergarten through grade nine coeducational day and boarding school in historic Deerfield, Massachusetts, seeks a music teacher to join a vibrant learning community with students from all over the United States and the world. At Bement, the arts are one of the cornerstones of the school’s approach to learning. Our students enjoy a rigorous, hands-on, multidisciplinary approach to learning that prepares students to be compassionate, respectful, and resilient global citizens.
Candidates will be responsible for teaching a range of band instruments to students at beginner to proficiency levels at both the upper elementary and middle school levels.
The successful candidate will likely exhibit most of the following characteristics:
Knowledge of the full range of band instruments
Ability to conduct, rehearse, and support learning from a broad range of students in small groups and in full ensemble
Familiarity with an independent boarding school either as a student or faculty member
Willingness to collaborate across grade levels, divisions, and subject areas
Ability to integrate technology in and meet the needs of a diverse classroom of learners
Eagerness to participate in the full breadth of independent school life, including teaching, coaching, advising, and participating in our boarding community
A sense of humor, positive outlook, and sense of humility
The Bement School offers a competitive salary, retirement program, and full benefits package. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. On-campus housing, with full room and utilities provided year-round and meals during the school year for the incumbent, may be offered in exchange for service in our boarding community.
A bachelor’s degree in music education or another relevant field is required; a master’s degree and at least three years of teaching experience are preferred. Bement is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates who represent diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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The Bement School, founded in 1925, is a coeducational day and boarding school in Deerfield, Massachusetts serving students in Kindergarten through Grade Nine. Guided by an exceptional faculty, Bement students engage in a rigorous and joyful academic program balancing achievement across the academic, athletic, artistic, and leadership realms. The Bement School possesses a strong global reputation as an excellent junior boarding school with an exceptional record of secondary school placements. Students come to Bement seeking a strong academic and cultural preparation for secondary school. Our students are excited to face new challenges, happy to collaborate with their peers, and committed to an open community based on kindness and connection with their peers and teachers.