*This is a newly-developed position for '20-'21. Position is open until filled.
The Instrumental Music Teacher is a 10-month faculty position starting in August 2020. The primary duties are teaching 4 to 5 Middle and Upper School classes within the Fine Arts Department, and teaching assignments as determined by the school. The teacher joins a team of interdisciplinary arts faculty who are developing an emerging Fine Arts program. The Middle School instrumental track supports a variety of students who play Chamber Music as well as Modern Band. The Upper School music program covers Contemporary Music, Music Industry, and Music Technology, with associated instruction in Music History, Appreciation, and Theory. The Instrumental Music Teacher is expected to assist in all of the school’s concert and theatrical productions.
In tandem with the Fine Arts teaching team, the Instrumental Music Teacher collaboratively establishes an instrumental music curriculum; recruits and retains music students, encourages students in ensembles and solos, and prepares and presents student concerts and community events throughout the school year.
Multi-instrumentalist; strings, percussion, brass, or woodwinds preferred
Teaches 5 sections of Middle and Upper School Fine Arts classes
Advises, organized and co-produces concerts and music theater performances
Instructs students on their instruments and ensures student progress
Selects appropriate teaching materials which will contribute to the student’s understanding, technique and appreciation of music
Maintains and makes recommendations about instruments, inventory, and music library
Supports the school’s Development and Admissions efforts
Follows professional practices consistent with school’s mission and policies
Carries out other duties as assigned, which may include student advising, club or activity sponsorship, or coaching, or trip chaperoning
Within the department, develops outreach programs that connect Arts education to other community Arts partners
Pursues professional development and maintains membership in Arts affiliated organizations
Undergraduate or Master’s Degree in Music required; (performance or education concentration)
Fluency and proficiency in educational technology
Middle and High School music teaching experience
Multi-instrumentalist with proficient keyboard experience (accompanying)
Audio-Video Technology Specialty in Live Music Production
Music Theater experience (production, pit band, theater tech)
Mac-based recording and video production experience
Music Performance at a professional level
Frederica Academy seeks to attract, retain, and support a diverse and talented workforce. The institution strives to provide competitive salaries, benefits, and opportunities for professional development. The school maintains a firm commitment to a policy of nondiscrimination in the hiring, promoting and compensating of faculty on grounds of sex, age, marital status, race, religion, creed, color, national origin or any other reason prohibited by law.
FSLA Classification: Exempt. Primary Report to Middle and Upper School Directors; Functional Report to Fine Arts Director
Please send cover letter and resume to: Dr. Tess Nielsen, Fine Arts Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Frederica Academy
A Coeducational College Preparatory School
Our Mission Statement: "To maximize the potential of each student and to prepare him or her for college and adult life through the development of mind, body, and spirit"