Middle & Upper School Strings Teacher – starting August 2024

Faculty / Part-Time

Derby Academy, Hingham, MA

Derby Academy, a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 coeducational day school located in Hingham, Massachusetts, seeks a Instrumental Strings Teacher for our Middle & Upper School (Grades 4-8). This will be a part-time position beginning August 19, 2024.

Rooted in the school’s motto, “Improve Both Mind and Heart,” Derby provides students with a joyful and rigorous academic environment. The Derby Academy Arts Department deeply values the role of the arts in educating the whole child. Our Arts instruction begins in PreKindergarten with visual and musical arts instruction through Grade 3. In Grades 4-5, arts curriculum expands to include drama, woodshop, sewing, visual, vocal, and instrumental arts. In Grades 6-8, students choose a path of study from multiple Arts courses, including a robust strings program with ukulele band and strings orchestra.

The Middle & Upper School Strings Teacher (Grades 4-8) will work with the Arts department and grade-level colleagues, and will be responsible for all Strings instruction and courses for students in Grades 4-8, including all lesson planning, assessments, and family communication. This position includes occasional evening performance commitments. The position comes with the optional opportunity to teach private string & guitar lessons after the school day ends for additional pay through our After Care program (3:00 pm  – 5:30 pm).

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • a deep understanding of children ages 9-14;
  • middle school music classroom teaching experience;
  • experience teaching a wide variety of string instruments;
  • enthusiasm, flexibility, and a desire to collaborate with colleagues on a grade level, department level and across disciplines;
  • desire to develop curriculum that focuses on authentic, real-world application of learning;
  • experience with and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and the impact they have on the curriculum and the community;
  • successful experience developing active and inclusive learning spaces in which students feel safe, honored, appreciated, and respected for who they are;
  • the ability to create activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, innovation, problem-solving, and the use of technology;
  • success in creating a supportive classroom environment in which students can learn and interact positively with one another through student-centered instruction, collaboration and authentic assessment;
  • success in communicating with parents to provide timely and appropriate feedback regarding student progress;
  • the ability to consistently exercise discretion and good judgment;
  • the leadership qualities to inspire, motivate, and develop students;
  • the ability to nurture a deep feeling of community through actions and attitudes;
  • strong planning, problem-solving, and communication skills along with exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in music education and previous teaching experience; teacher certification preferred.

A competitive salary and benefits package for qualified employees includes generous funding of professional development.

Derby Academy is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational community and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, color, veteran status, physical ability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or any other state or federally protected classifications. Derby Academy is an equal opportunity employer. 

Derby Academy values inclusivity and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds or who have experience in cultural competency work to apply. 

Derby Academy

Hingham, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender