Carolina Day School is seeking a full-time Upper School music director to continue building a growing music program. The position is a 10-month faculty position, starting in January of 2020.
The job will entail:
Teach 4 to 5 classes each semester as determined by the school – current classes are Guitar, Music Cultures of the World, and two Instrumental Ensemble classes comprised of a variety of instrumentalists (adapting music to fit the students in the class). In addition, the music director is an instrumental teacher in the Middle School Deep Dive program on Friday afternoons.
Serving as an advisor to 8 - 12 students (beginning fall of 2020).
Encourage and guide students in arranging music and expanding their musical horizons
Showcase Fall and Spring concerts
Provide music for special school events (Convocation, Commencement, Awards ceremony, Homecoming, etc.)
Rehearse and conduct a Community Chorus of staff and faculty musicians as needed (one or two songs a year for all-school celebrations).
Maintain school instruments and equipment
Every other year, the Upper School students present a musical. Duties for the music director for these productions:
Vocal coach for cast members individually and collectively in learning songs
Attend all rehearsals weekdays after school 3:45-6:45 for 10 weeks, and on a few weekends as needed just prior to a show.
Recruit, rehearse and conduct the pit orchestra
Coordinate with theatre teacher regarding all musical details
In alternate years, when there isn’t a musical, the music director may still need to assist in the play if there is a song in the production, and will also need to assist with Arts Day with the other members of the Arts Department
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Accomplishes all tasks as appropriate and contributes positively to the school culture as defined in the faculty handbook. Other duties outside this description may be assigned as necessary.
Must possess a bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of 3 years of experience working with high school students preferred.
Americans with Disability Specifications:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
About Carolina Day School
Carolina Day School, nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, is an independent, Pre K-12, secular, college preparatory school. We enroll approximately 630 students across four divisions: Lower School, Key School, Middle School, and Upper School.