Middle and Upper School Music Teacher

Rye Country Day School
Rye, NY
Posted On:
February 22, 2023


Rye Country Day School is seeking a full-time middle school Choral Music Teacher beginning in August, 2023. Rye Country Day School is a coeducational, Pre-K-12, college preparatory school located in Westchester County, New York dedicated to providing students with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches. We are actively committed to creating and sustaining a school community that is nurturing, supportive, diverse, and inclusive, one in which all students can participate fully and achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative, and social endeavors. We expect and promote moral responsibility and strive to develop strength of character within a respectful school community. Specific responsibilities of the position include: Teaching Choral Music in grades 5-8 Team-teaching an integrated class in the Performing Arts culminating in a 7th and 8th grade musical Teaching an additional Music elective in the Middle School Teaching elective, non-performance courses in the Upper School Preparing concerts and creating informal performing opportunities Nurturing a supportive, enthusiastic and inspiring atmosphere for students Communicating regularly with parents and guardians Participating in all-employee meetings and trainings Serving as a Middle School advisor and participate in grade-level advisory activities and field trips RCDS seeks faculty and staff who support our mission to foster a lifelong passion for learning, understanding, and service in an ever-changing world, and who share our commitment to creating and sustaining a vibrant, thriving, and inclusive multicultural learning community. The school is committed to providing invigorating and supportive work experiences for its diverse community of employees. Faculty and staff are offered meaningful opportunities for professional development, growth, and leadership; highly competitive salaries; and extensive benefits. RCDS is committed to diversity and inclusion throughout the community and curriculum. Please visit our website-http://www.ryecountryday.org – to learn more about the school’s rigorous curriculum, values, and strategic initiatives. Rye Country Day School is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws, which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and veteran status.


Masters Degree in Choral Conducting or Music Education
3-5 years of experience of teaching Music in a Middle School setting
A familiarity with diverse choral literature and current choral best practices
Warm and enthusiastic teaching style
Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills
Understanding of the adolescent singing voice
Background in the Kodály method
Keyboard skills
Experience in music technology and production a plus
Being consistent and reliable in teaching in two different divisions of the school
Commitment to professional development and personal growth
A well-developed sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
An ability and willingness to support the extracurricular life of the school
Genuine excitement for and ability to work with Middle School students, employees, and parents and guardians
Enthusiasm for the school’s various initiatives

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a resume and cover letter via the following link: https://rcds.workable.com/.