The Position: Western Reserve Academy, one of the nation’s premier boarding schools, invites experienced, dynamic and collaborative educators to apply for our music teaching and school accompanist position in the Fine & Performing Arts Department. Candidates should have the ability to inspire students and colleagues and the willingness to participate fully in all that is associated with a vibrant boarding school community.
The ideal candidate will possess most or all of the following:
Bachelor’s degree in music education or related field, Master’s degree preferred
At least two years conducting experience, independent schools preferred
Familiarity with concert band, and solo and ensemble repertoire for winds and brass
Explore unconventional scoring, including the ability to rewrite parts as needed
Enthusiasm to engage and lead teenage learners in and out of the classroom
Strong interpersonal skills
Creative and innovative approaches to music teaching and learning
Motivation to provide enrichment experiences for students, such as music competitions and clubs
Self-starter and multitasker
Duties and Responsibilities
WRA strives to find the right balance of duties and responsibilities for each faculty member. Typical expectations include:
Accompany the choir, student performances, and musical theater productions
Conduct concert band and/or symphonic winds
Collaborate with members of the Fine & Performing Arts Department
Participate in the student life program, including dormitory duty
Engage in afternoon programs and teach one ECHO module
Serve as an academic advisor for a small group of students
Attend school and faculty gatherings
Serve on appropriate committees
To apply, send a letter of interest and résumé/CV to WRA’s Associate Head of School, Kate Mueller, at email@example.com.
About Western Reserve Academy
Western Reserve Academy is one of the oldest boarding schools in the nation and the premier school of its kind in the Midwest. A WRA education emphasizes the importance of a lifelong engagement with the world. WRA offers a challenging curriculum that prepares our 400 students for future academic success – and for purposeful, fulfilling lives. WRA strives to graduate citizens who can think critically, discuss important matters articulately, write persuasively and act responsibly.
A Western Reserve Academy education offers a transformational experience where students strive for excellence, live with integrity and act with compassion. We have a diverse body of motivated and well-rounded students who study and live in a supportive, inclusive academic community where they learn about independence and responsibility – traditional values that help them achieve success at higher rates than private day and public school students, in the classroom and beyond.
Western Reserve Academy’s campus, listed on the U.S. Department of Interior’s National Register of Historic Places, is ideally situated just a few blocks from downtown Hudson, which offers a variety of shopping and dining oppo...rtunities. Modeled on a traditional New England square, Hudson’s historic main street features charming brick and clapboard store and shop fronts. These blend perfectly with a beautifully designed, new shopping district that comprises an additional three blocks. With Akron and Cleveland within 30 miles, our employees and their families can take advantage of many cultural and educational opportunities.