Music (PS-GR 8) and/or Orchestra & Choir Teacher (MS/HS)

Faculty / Full-Time

South Shore Christian Academy, Weymouth, MA

GENERAL MUSIC PRESCHOOL TO GRADE 8

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR

 

JOB SUMMARY (2022 – 23)

 

South Shore Christian Academy is a vibrant, culturally diverse preschool – grade 12 Christian school in Weymouth, Massachusetts, in which music education is an essential and deeply valued part of the student experience.

 

We are searching for a dynamic, skilled, and passionate music educator to teach PK-8 General Music, AND/OR Upper School Choir and Orchestra, at a small Christian school with a growing Music department.  Depending on promising candidates’ availability and expertise, this position can be either full-time or part-time  If the position is filled by two part-time educators, the specific responsibilities may be redistributed among the two roles in order to best match the expertise of the educators.  In addition, this position can either be short-term (until June 2023 only) or renewable for additional one-year terms.

 

General Music: Half-time position

 

This individual will have formal training in music pedagogy.

 

Help students from preschool through grade 8 to grow in musical awareness, appreciation, literacy, and skill from the earliest grades through high school, with ample opportunities at each level to make music with their voices and with various instruments such as ukulele, Orff instruments, keyboards, guitars, and others. 

 

  • Teach grades preschool through grade 5, once per week (eight periods per week)
  • Teach grades 6-8, four times per week for one quarter of the year on a rotating basis
  • Direct winter and spring concerts
  • Foster a culture of joy and discovery
  • Exhibit and instill Christian character in students

 

Upper School Ensembles: Half-time position

 

This individual will have experience and expertise in strings repertoire and pedagogy and choral music and vocal pedagogy. The ability to direct other student ensembles such as jazz band is an important plus. 

 

Through relationship-building and active recruitment, continue to build the middle school and high school choir and orchestra programs, both in terms of number of students participating and in terms of quality of musicianship.  Direct on-campus performances, and seek out off-campus opportunities to perform and compete, such as festivals, community performances, and touring opportunities.

 

  • High school orchestra (meets three times per 7-day rotation)
  • Middle school orchestra (meets three times per 7-day rotation)
  • High school choir (meets three times per 7-day rotation)
  • Middle school choir (meets three times per 7-day rotation)
  • Grade 4 & 5 strings lessons (meets twice per week)
  • Other ensemble such as jazz band (meets once per 7-day rotation)
  • Direct winter and spring concerts
  • Foster a culture of excellence and joy in musicianship
  • Seek out ensemble performance opportunities outside of school
  • Exhibit and instill Christian character in students

 

Minimum Requirements

 

  • Must affirm Statement of Faith and Teaching Positions.
  • Bachelor’s degree in music education or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must be proficient in multiple instruments.
  • Two years of teaching experience or more is preferred.
  • Must exhibit a high degree of cultural competency to contribute within a multi-racial, multi-denominational environment.

 

For more information or to apply, please visit southshorechristian.org.

 

South Shore Christian Academy

Weymouth, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day
All Gender
Religiously-Affiliated