Music Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

The Sage School, Foxborough, MA

This individual shall have the responsibility of providing highly engaging learning experiences in music through a variety of pedagogical approaches appropriate for supporting gifted students. The employee should have a strong background and experience in exposing students to the joy and appreciation of music through a variety of musical experiences, which include singing, moving to music, playing instruments, listening, and performing. The Music Teacher will create a supportive and positive climate that develops in each student the skills, attitudes, and knowledge to advance his/her/their musical ability using current methodology, curricula, and materials. The position also includes the instruction of general music education classes, music direction for the school’s annual musical, designing and implementing a variety of music courses and electives for 1st-8th grades, and the planning and implementation of afterschool offerings that may include, but are not limited to- instrumental lessons, choir, and other musical ensembles, including the planning and execution of a spring recital.  

As a member of the faculty, the Music Teacher may also serve as an Upper School Advisor. The Advisory program is one of the most important ways through which students develop feelings of belonging in the school community. It is designed to create a strong support system that students need to develop academically, socially, and emotionally through daily contact, support, and relationship-building.

Guided by our mission, We encourage our diverse community of gifted students to engage in academic challenges, nurture their love of learning, and cultivate their humanity so they can serve, inspire, and create impact.

Music Teacher Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of music and implement a robust vocal and instrumental music program for Lower School and Upper School students.
  • Demonstrate personal skills and creative talents in music, and serve as a role model by cultivating these talents.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment, and current research.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student control required to achieve effective participation in all activities in accordance with classroom management best practices and the School’s expectations.
  • Continue to develop and support the second year of the strings program for 4th and 5th grade students, including instruction and performance(s).
  • Provide and supervise opportunities for students to demonstrate, individually or in ensembles, the skills and talents developed in the music program.  Opportunities include but are not limited to: Open House, Winter Assembly, Grandfriends Day, etc. These opportunities may fall outside the normal workday for teachers, including evenings and weekends.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a small department, designing, planning, and supervising field trips, parent events, performances, Arts department presentations,  and other actions that enhance classroom and experiential learning.
  • Be capable of working collaboratively with other teachers to integrate music into other content areas.

Essential Job Functions

  • Must be able to manage musical instruments, supplies, equipment, tools, classrooms, and storage spaces. Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Have experience with and/or understanding of gifted education
  • Communicate effectively in English
  • The ability to work under pressure, prioritize tasks, and manage time effectively in order to meet deadlines.
  • The ability to speak and sing well and with confidence
  • Maintain familiarity with the NAfME Standards, and the National Core Music Education Standards
  • Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving instructions, assignments, and/or directions from superiors.
  • Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, handbooks, forms, lists, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, simple reports, forms, instructional materials, etc. using prescribed format(s).
  • Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge and a continued interest in content, current music education research, best practices, and professional growth.
  • Maintain a commitment to excellence and possess the ability to work independently and collaboratively with flexibility and enthusiasm
  • Possess a strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a kind spirit

Reports to: Dean of Faculty and Families and Head of School

FLSA Status: Exempt

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and three letters of reference to:


Keir Chapman

Communications Associate

The Sage School

171 Mechanic Street

Foxboro, MA 02035

Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this job.

The Sage School

Foxborough, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender
Serves Special Needs