Choral Music Teacher, Grades 9-12

Choral Music Teacher, Grades 9-12

The Greenwich Country Day School
Posted On:
March 13, 2019


Due to the addition of a high school program, Greenwich Country Day School seeks a Choral Music Teacher, Grades 9-12, to start August 2019. The Choral Music Teacher will establish the choral and musical theater program, which will include a concert choir open to students of all abilities, and a select, audition-only a cappella ensemble for more advanced singers. The Choral Music Teacher will work collaboratively with colleagues in all areas of the Arts Department and Upper School to build a premier high school Performing Arts Program. The successful candidate will possess a passion for teaching and the arts, knowledge of a variety of genres and the desire and ability to work with musically experienced as well as novice students to create a culture of inclusivity and draw students to the program. Interdisciplinary proficiency is highly desirable.

In addition, each GCDS faculty member is expected to demonstrate ability in the following areas:

Understands, champions, and implements GCDS Design Principles
Fosters and stewards a culture of mutual respect, equitable practice, and joy in and out of the classroom
Cultural competency skills to collaborate effectively across difference
Sets high expectations for learning, academic achievement and character development
Exhibits strong working knowledge of student cognitive development and learning preferences
Identifies and supports students’ social, emotional, and academic needs
Implements a wide array of pedagogical tools and strategies in appropriate and effective combinations
Demonstrates content knowledge and expertise; and scaffolds curriculum to ensure progress towards mastery
Ensures that reading and writing are aims across the curriculum and learning design
Collaborates and plans actively for learning with teachers and students
Implements backward design to align all lessons, activities, and assessments
Designs and employs a variety of formal and informal assessments to measure student progress toward mastery
Creates relevant and authentic learning experiences; is able to include and/or connect with outside experts and resources towards this aim
Showcases student work within the community and prepares students to exhibit and communicate effectively
Responsibilities Include:

Scheduling of all aspects of choral music program including rehearsals, auditions, and performances
Selection of music and organization and maintenance of a music library and wide variety of instructional material
Planning and organization of choral concerts and performances
Conducting rehearsals
Direction of annual Fall Musical
Collaboration with colleagues to excite and inspire students and build community
Oversight of the development and progress of each child
Assessment of all students’ progress in both written and verbal reports
Communication with parents
Required Qualifications:

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or demonstrated professional competency
Minimum of 3-years successful choral teaching experience with students in this age group
Versatile piano skills are a must
A passion for learning and the ability to motivate and inspire students
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community
Willingness to take on multiple roles within the school
Personal traits appropriate for nurturing the growth of children - must be energetic, creative, flexible, patient, and have an inexhaustible sense of humor
Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced degree in field
Capacity to teach multiple disciplines/subject areas
Work experience outside of education
Demonstrated experience in establishing collaborative relationships with external partners/organizations in the design and implementation of learning experiences
Interested candidates are invited to use the link provided to send a cover letter and resume to:

Susan Fahey Khanna, Director of Human Resources