If music and theater are your passions and teaching specialties, and you have a deep desire to work with a diverse group of high school students from across the nation who fancy themselves musicians and actors among other things, you or someone you know may be interested in one of our latest job openings — Music & Performance Instructional Specialist.
In addition to leading a schoolwide music and performance program and overseeing our school’s theatrical performances, the winning candidate for this job will put together and deliver a curriculum that is both innovative and creative.
Other requirements for this position include skills in vocal technique and piano, including the ability to play contemporary and popular music; as well as the ability to teach voice, piano, guitar, bass, and drums. A basic understanding of technical theater, lighting design, sound design, set construction, props, and costumes is also a must.
At a minimum, our Music & Performance Instructional Specialist position requires a bachelor or master’s degree (preferred) in music, performance or a related degree. And to be even more specific, below is a short list of the expertise you should already have in your teaching tool kit before arriving for your first day of work:
- Experience teaching high school music with a wide variety of course designs and program models.
- Experience in Big Picture, Expeditionary Learning, or similar progressive school models.
- A commitment to experiential education, project-based learning, and the creative process.
- Experience working with diverse populations including students from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, LGBTQ students, and students from low-income families.
- A demonstrated commitment to engage wholeheartedly in our organizational priority of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
In addition to real-world experience, you will need to demonstrate success in collaborative work with colleagues, a sense of humor, and visionary thinking — as well as the ability to carry out that thinking. Our new music & performance instructional specialist should also have a commitment to educating students who may not have done well in a traditional high school environment.
Again, specific to the curriculum, our music and performance teacher will be asked to:
- Create and implement a curriculum that centers and empowers students
- Direct vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as the annual musical
- Coordinate a relationship with Berklee City Music Network, including training, documentation, and student selection for the annual City Music Summer Scholarship
- Take charge of the department budget, facilities, inventory, and resources
- Commit to support an atmosphere of anti-racist social justice education, competency-based curriculum, and our instructional values
If this instructional position puts a sparkle in your eye and you’re not just in it for a paycheck, please submit a cover letter, resumé, and three professional references (including phone numbers and email addresses for those references) as one document submitted through this website.
Clarifying questions can be sent to jjohnson at eaglerockschool dot org. No phone calls, please. We will only accept electronic submissions through the link above. No paper or fax materials will be considered.
As for this positioning’s onboarding, we’re operating based on the following timeline:
- Phone Interviews: Now thru the remainder of December
- Onsite Interviews: Now thru January 2021
- Start Date: To Be Determined