Devoted to intellectual inquiry, a collaborative spirit of learning, and an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, The Park School of Baltimore is a community founded on positive expectations of our students and respect for individual differences.
We cultivate children’s innate curiosity by nurturing their interests and engaging them as active participants in their own education.
We support young people in becoming confident questioners and responsible citizens of the world. ~The Park School Mission
The Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school of 820 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools, The Park School continues to practice a distinct educational philosophy. The core values today, as in 1912, are a belief in children’s capacity to love learning, to grow academically and emotionally when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers, and to develop self-discipline, confidence, and creative problem-solving skills through deep exploration and constant challenge. At every grade level, from Pre-Kindergarten through Upper School, Park actively encourages questioning and conversation as essential elements of the learning process. The school philosophy emphasizes a belief in positive expectations and expects that students, as they mature, will take increasing responsibility for their own learning.
Position Summary: Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Park seeks a full-time Upper School Music Teacher/Choral Director to grow an inclusive choral program and serve as Music Director of Upper School mainstage musical theater productions. The Upper School Music Teacher/Choral Director will provide leadership and coordination for Park choral programs in all three divisions, including the larger choir and smaller ensembles. In addition to serving as Music Director of the fall musical theater production and leading the high school SATB chorus and auditioned a cappella group(s), the Upper School Music Teacher/Choral Director will identify and implement community-oriented choral opportunities for both the K-12 Music Program and wider Park community, including the possible creation of new ensembles. The successful candidate should demonstrate knowledge of a broad range of choral repertoire, rehearsal techniques, performance ability, and piano skills sufficient to run a rehearsal without assistance. Additionally, the Choral Director will oversee administrative functions of the choral groups. While not a requirement, experience with jazz and direction of jazz instrumental ensembles is also highly desired.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct the choir and smaller ensemble(s) in rehearsals and performances of a diverse range of choral repertoire
Teach Upper Level, Advanced Placement Music Theory and upper-level music electives based on interest and expertise
Serve as Music Director of the musical theater fall production
Develop new vocal ensembles as appropriate
Develop curriculum and choral activities to attract students to Park
Promote repertoire selection that is diverse, inclusive, and representative of the expansive
nature of choral music throughout the world, with music in genres ranging from but not
limited to jazz, classical, gospel, pop, and contemporary
Create an exciting and challenging teaching and performing environment that fosters a
successful learning atmosphere
Collaborate effectively with colleagues in a K-12 music and interdisciplinary arts
department; coordinate curricula
Represent Park in professional organizations; develop and maintain relationships with
choral organizations in Baltimore and beyond
Seek the best use of materials, equipment, space, and staff to maximize efficiency and
Respect the culture, diversity, and rights of all students, their families and the community
Prioritize duties in a manner consistent with organizational objectives and growth.
Perform other duties as assigned
Significant professional conducting, performance, and directing experience
Significant experience in leading choirs singing various genres including but not limited
to jazz, gospel, pop, classical, and contemporary music
Experience teaching vocal music in ensemble settings
Aptitude for embracing diversity in individuals, perspectives, musical styles, and
Strong managerial, administrative, and organizational skills
Ability to navigate a K-12 educational setting and build relationships
Strong proactive approach to solving problems
Strong teamwork and collaborative skills
Passion for music and the creative process
Education: BA degree in choral conducting or music education or equivalent professional/educational experience. Master’s preferred.
Successful candidates will demonstrate experience in curriculum design and implementation as well as a proven ability to differentiate instruction
Candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or who have experience in cultural competency work are strongly encouraged to apply
Candidates with an openness to working with students in other divisions are strongly encouraged to apply
Salary and Benefits:
Park’s salary and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading area independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales.
In addition to normal retirement and health benefits, the school offers the following distinctive programs:
Faculty and Curricular Advancement (FACA) Program:
This program supports summer professional work by faculty on a distinctive scale. Established in 1989, FACA is supported by a $5.6 million endowment; currently, over 40% of all Park faculty participate in projects annually. Grants cover full salary and benefits for group or individual projects selected through a formal review process.
Under current policy, employees who have been at Park full-time for two years are eligible to receive full tuition remission for their children who attend Park. All candidates, including employee children, must meet Park’s standards for admission. (During the first two years of employment, faculty may apply for aid through the need-based financial assistance program.)
APPLICATION PROCESS: Due to the large volume of incoming phone calls, we cannot accept phone calls. Send letter of interest, personal statement, resume and list of references.
Priscilla Morales Associate Head of School The Park School of Baltimore 2425 Old Court Road Baltimore, MD 21208 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Park School of Baltimore does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee’s duties.
Founded in 1912, Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school with 830 students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. The school’s core values, rooted in progressive educational philosophy, sustain an unshakable belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers. A fundamental commitment to inclusiveness and equity guides all programs and activities.