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Choir and A Cappella Director

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The Archer School for Girls is in search of an outstanding Choir and A Cappella Director to join our faculty in August 2024. This role demands a talented choral director capable of training young voices, conducting various ensembles, and tailoring complex music for varying skill levels. The director will cultivate a nurturing and inclusive atmosphere, catering to all vocal proficiency levels, and must have prior experience directing a cappella groups. The role extends to teaching vocal music to missile school students.

Our ideal candidate is a passionate, innovative, and skillful musician and educator, eager to contribute to our distinguished music program. A candidate who thrives in a collaborative environment and is committed to fostering musical excellence and innovation among students.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching vocal music courses across grades 6-12 as assigned
  • Leading the organization and execution of major school concerts and performances, including Winter and Spring concerts
  • Fostering a supportive and inclusive classroom environment
  • Serving as a mentor/advisor to students
  • Developing instructional materials, activities and assessments that promote student learning and engagement
  • Organizing performance opportunities for students both within and outside the school
  • Managing the annual music department budget, including expenditures for concert performances
  • Participating actively in departmental and school-wide events, including 12th grade Commencement, 8th grade Recognition, and fundraising events
  • Commitment to continuous professional development

Qualifications include:

  • Possesses a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Music or Music Education
  • Has a minimum of 2-3 years teaching experience at the middle or secondary level
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of vocal pedagogy, vocal production, and choral music
  • Capable of performing and teaching repertoire in a diverse array of musical styles
  • Proficient in piano playing and accompanying young performers
  • Expertise in vertically integrating curriculum for middle and high school vocalists
  • Works to effectively differentiate for diverse learners
  • Collaborates well with colleagues within planning teams
  • Actively engages in self-reflection, seeks constructive feedback, and embraces professional growth
  • Enthusiastic about participating in interdisciplinary projects with other teachers and departments

Beyond competitive pay and benefits, faculty enjoy working in a highly collegial, student-centered, and joyful learning community. We seek teachers who will contribute to our equitable learning environment.  Integral to our mission, Archer has remained passionately committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive community where all students can thrive personally and academically.

Even if you don’t meet every criteria, we still encourage you to apply. Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are looking for lifelong learners who can contribute to the diverse perspectives, experience, and talents on our team.

Salary range: $69,463 – $124,022 annually (depending on qualifications and experience)

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No phone calls, please. More information on Archer can be found at www.archer.org. The Archer School for Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job please visit www.archer.org.

Choir and A Cappella Director
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