Upper & Middle School Choral Music Teacher

The Masters School
Dobbs Ferry, NY
$30,000 to 40,000
Posted On:
April 26, 2023


Title: Upper & Middle School Choral Music Teacher Reports to: Chair, Department of Performing Arts Status: Part-Time, Non-Benefits Eligible Salary Range: $30,000 to 40,000 Start Date: August 17, 2023 ABOUT MASTERS: The Masters School (www.mastersny.org) is a premier coed day and boarding school that engages 5th – 12th grade students with a challenging academic program in a welcoming learning environment. Located on 96 picturesque acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School community takes advantage of both its access to the tri-state area and its proximity to the rich cultural and educational magnet that is New York City. Students benefit from the resources, diversity and activities of Masters 7-day campus and accessible, talented faculty and staff. From our exceptional academics and outstanding visual and performing arts program to our championship athletic teams, the Masters learning experience prepares students for success in college, career and life. MISSION AND BELIEFS STATEMENT: The Masters School celebrates active participation, deep understanding, and meaningful connection. A community of diverse individuals, we gather to learn, to strive, to dare, to do – to be a power for good in the world. In addition, The Masters School seeks employees committed to the work of advancing equity and social justice in the school community and beyond. A community of diverse individuals, we celebrate both our differences and our similarities, and we embrace a broad definition of diversity that includes but is not limited to age, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, religion, sexual identity and socioeconomic status. Masters seeks diverse candidates to serve our student body, and we expect all employees to engage in the work of inclusion as a critically important aspect of working in our school setting. Masters is eager to consider applications from historically underrepresented groups. SUMMARY: The Department of Performing Arts is seeking a teacher who is passionate about the study of vocal and choral music, enthusiastic about working with middle and high school students and committed to developing their craft as a teacher. The Department is committed to telling the stories of a variety of identities – through productions, through choreography, and through song. We are seeking a collaborative and thoughtful colleague to join the team. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated ability to foster students’ vocal development with attention to adolescent development, be comfortable working both within the classical canon and beyond it, have the versatility to empower and support a multitude of vocal styles, and are eager to work with a diverse student population. RESPONSIBILITIES: ● Course load will include two Upper School choirs (classes), one Middle School choir (after school), advising one Student-Directed Performing Group (high voice a cappella), and co-directing the Masters Justice Choir. ● Successfully engage and develop student’s interest and enthusiasm for the subject matter. ● Attend departmental and divisional meetings, as well as all school professional development events. We offer a year-long program of activities for teachers new to the Masters School. ● Participate in the life of the Upper School by attending full group activities (morning meeting, student presentations and performances and culminating events) and by participating in non-teaching responsibilities, such as study hall, advising a club or coaching.


● Understanding of and desire to work with high school students
● Familiar with and willing to explore student-centered pedagogical approaches
● Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and a high degree of cultural competency
● Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Energy, enthusiasm and curiosity – willingness to be a fellow learner with students
● Proficient in the use of technology
● Bachelor’s degree in Music education required, Masters preferred / concentration in vocal/ choral pedagogy preferred
● Interest in being an active member of The Masters School community, such as advising, student life, leading a student club, or coach of a team

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, explaining why you would succeed in this position, resume, and three references via email to facultycareers@mastersny.org (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Upper & Middle School Choral Music Teacher ” in the subject line.

This position announcement is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title and the education and skills required. This is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that are required or may be required in the future.

The Masters School conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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The Masters School is an equal opportunity employer. It has been and will continue to be the policy of Masters to be fair and impartial in all of its relations with its employees. Our employment decisions are made solely on an individual’s ability to perform the job. In accordance with federal, New York State, and Westchester County law, Masters does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived differences, including those based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, familial status, gender and gender identity, pregnancy, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation and disability, sexual and reproductive health decisions, or toward victims or those perceived to be victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse or stalking, as well as any other status protected under federal, state, or local laws. For the purpose of addressing sexual and reproductive health decisions, the Masters School will not access an employee’s personal information regarding his or her reproductive health decisions without written consent and in accordance with applicable law. Retaliation based on any of the above protected characteristics is absolutely prohibited.
In addition, all employees are required to abide by and support our students in following all of the health and safety protocols we have in place during the pandemic including vaccination mandate.