Westtown School, a diverse Pre-K to 12th grade Quaker day and boarding school located in beautiful Chester County, PA., has an immediate opening for a half-time Lower and Middle School Instrumental Music Teacher with experience working with children, ages eight to fourteen-years-old, in developing their love of music.
For the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year, the Lower and Middle School Instrumental Music Teacher will:
Provide progressive individual and group instruction for Lower School students. Aid students in selecting and learning to play woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.
Provide wind and percussion instrumental instruction for Middle School students, while developing their musical skills through ensemble classes.
Teach a music-oriented section of 6th grade Creative Process, an introductory course that incorporates music, studio art, and theater.
Contribute to building and sustaining an inclusive community and a program which reflects diverse cultures and perspectives.
Work in coordination with the Lower, Middle, and Upper School Music Faculty to ensure coherence in the music program across the whole school.
Work with the all-school Arts Department to provide compelling instruction.
If interested, contract for on-campus private music lessons with families of students in all three divisions of the school.
BA or BM degree; advanced degree in Music Education preferred
Experience with and commitment to working with Lower and Middle School students, including understanding of their developmental, social, and academic needs
Classroom teaching and conducting experience
Expertise and experience in introductory teaching of band and string instruments
Expertise and experience in preparing students for performance, including selection of appropriate music and building skills in playing as an ensemble.
Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and an educational philosophy consistent with the school’s values
Westtown welcomes diverse candidates and encourages them to apply. Westtown does not discriminate in hiring, and is committed to fostering an inclusive community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices.
Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.