Middle School Choral Instructor

King School is a PreK-12 independent, college preparatory day school located in Stamford that serves the diverse families of Fairfield and Westchester counties. King School seeks more than achievement for our students. We open minds and spark courageous thinking. Our students discover and forge their unique paths to excellence.

Diversity is foundational to academic and professional excellence, and therefore is a core value at King. We think, learn, and work more deeply due to the many facets of diversity in our community, including but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, age, ability, and learning style. We leverage cultural differences and intellectual diversity to create an inclusive and vibrant learning community, endeavoring for each person to feel seen, heard, valued, and respected.

Job Title: Middle School Choral Instructor

Division: Middle School

Reports to: Head of Middle School and Director of Performing Arts

Summary: King seeks a Middle School Choral Instructor to teach choir classes and conduct rehearsals for grades 6-8.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach choir classes and rehearsals for grades 6-8, adhering to emergent COVID guidelines.  This includes one major class per grade level, and a minor course in grade 8.
  • Plan and implement an engaging and developmentally-appropriate choral curriculum.  This includes instructing on and exploring musical traditions and experiences representing a wide range of cultures.
  • Program two concerts a year with a varied and diverse repertoire. 
  • Serve as a Grade 7 Advisor.
    • Responsibilities include advocating for the students, communicating with parents about advisees’ progress, guiding advisees through daily school life, sharing information, and leading discussions.
  • Work closely with the Director of Performing Arts on repertoire and programming.
  • Attend all required department and division meetings.
  • Communicate clearly with parents and school faculty/staff on the progress of individual students.
  • Complete other duties including but not limited to facilitating advisory groups and clubs, and other activities as determined by the Head of Middle School and Director of Performing Arts.

Requirements:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in music or music education.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with and understanding the changing adolescent voice, particularly the Middle School years. 
  • Basic Piano accompaniment skills.
  • Experience using various music technologies including but not limited to Noteflight, Soundtrap, and SmartMusic.
  • Possess a sound understanding of the intellectual and social-emotional developmental stages of adolescents.
  • Ability and capacity to nurture student discovery and skill development.
  • Capacity to teach and develop culturally responsive professional practices.
  • Cross-cultural competency, ability to communicate, work, teach and learn in an inclusive manner is a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Superb organizational skills and ability to manage a series of student information platforms and systems, including Google Classroom, Gmail.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to constructively collaborate with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural competence--ability to effectively teach, learn, and engage in a multicultural environment with a diverse student body--in pedagogical practice and multicultural curriculum content.
  • Demonstrated capacity in culturally responsive professional practices, excellent communication skills, and ability to constructively collaborate with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated capacity to thrive in our diverse community, including but not limited to diversity in race, ethnicity, gender identity, socio-economic status, ability/disability, belief, sexual orientation, and national origin according to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles. 
  • Must have a demonstrated alignment with King’s Mission and Virtues.

Classifications:

Full Time, Exempt.

To apply, please email employment@kingschoolct.org with a resume and cover letter.

King goes beyond just stating that we are Equal Opportunity Employer. Our goal is to intentionally hire a diverse pool of world-class staff and faculty to enrich the educational experience of students. King seeks candidates committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment where varied identities are valued and respected.