Instrumental Music Teacher

Faculty / Part-Time

Gann Academy, Waltham, MA


Gann Academy is a pluralistic Jewish high school that challenges students to cultivate their talents and interests in all areas of human potential: intellectual, artistic, spiritual, and physical. Our faculty, comprised of Jewish and non-Jewish educators, facilitates the student journey. We seek teachers committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice, supporting diverse learners in the classroom, and connecting with students outside the school, formally and informally.

Gann Academy is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We believe including diverse perspectives will improve our work, societal, and learning outcomes. All employees participate in this commitment, whether internally, in building a welcoming workplace culture, or externally, in ensuring inclusive engagement with families and other community members.

Perhaps most of all, Gann offers a community of intelligent, collaborative, and compassionate professionals who care about their work, school, and colleagues. We help one another learn, solve problems, and have fun.


Gann Academy seeks an inspiring, creative Instrumental Music Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. This position will involve directing two instrumental ensembles (jazz and chamber) and teaching in Gann’s innovative Arts Foundation program. In addition, the Instrumental Music Teacher is a member of the core faculty of the Arts Department, with activities including advising, supervision of special events, and related activities that contribute to the school community and the educational experience of our students. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who focus on developing creative musicianship with additional experience in digital music production and songwriting.

Job Responsibilities – Ensembles

• Manage registration for instrumental ensembles

• Direct two 9th- 12th-grade instrumental ensembles, chamber, and jazz

• Cultivate a positive learning environment and a cohesive ‘team culture’ among musicians

• Arrange music and create learning tracks for both ensembles

• Select arrangements from resources and instrumental music websites

• Plan logistics and transportation for performances

Education, Certifications, and Work-related Experience

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in music or equivalent experience

• Three years of secondary-level classroom teaching experience preferred

• Knowledge of subjects assigned

• General knowledge of curriculum and instruction

• Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior

• Strong communications, public relations, and interpersonal skills


• Competitive salaries

• Professional development

• A comprehensive benefits package features generous paid time off policies, including sick time, paid vacation, personal days, and U.S. holidays. Gann employees get up to 15 days off for Jewish Holidays, depending on the Jewish Calendar of the year.

• Short Fridays

• Comprehensive Health Insurance

• Retirement Plan Match (403B) starting immediately!

• Hungry? Gann has a full-service kosher dairy dining hall complete with a fresh salad bar and multiple hot meal options

• Free parking!

• Fitness facilities for our faculty and staff

• Life Insurance

• Short – and Long-term disability

$25,000 Commission


Physical demands include dexterity in operating office machines and supplies, including, but not limited to, computers, telephones, copy machines, and printers. Stooping, bending, reaching for files or supplies, and sitting or standing for extended periods are common.


Gann Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the school to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression), and pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or veteran status.


External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot ensure that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI and fingerprinting background check

Gann Academy

Waltham, MA
High School
All Gender