Watkinson School, offering inventive teaching to Hartford and surrounding communities since 1881, seeks a full-time Music Teacher for students in grades 6-12. Successful applicants will demonstrate creative approaches to instruction and a commitment to reaching all students. Applicants must possess enthusiasm for working in a dynamic environment, teaching heterogeneously grouped classes, and developing and sustaining positive relationships with parents, faculty, school leadership, and staff.
The candidate must be an exceptional accompanist, able to sight read, and arrange vocal and instrumental parts. In addition, the candidate should have experience performing in and directing vocal and instrumental groups, as well as expertise in supporting musical theatre productions. Responsibilities include teaching middle and upper school music courses, directing winter and spring concerts and performances for school events, and music directing school musicals, along with supervising clubs, being an academic advisor and taking on other aspects of school life and activity.
A degree in music is necessary. The ideal candidate is a passionate and skillful musician, educator, and collaborator, who is eager to invest their talents in becoming part of a thriving creative arts program that is integral to the mission and operation of the school.
Watkinson is an equal opportunity employer and an open and affirming community. We seek candidates of diverse backgrounds. This 10-month position begins in mid-August 2020. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three references.