Holton-Arms School invites applications for the position of instrumental music teacher with a specialty in strings. Instrumental music at Holton-Arms is comprised of well-established and strongly supported programs in strings and winds, grades 3-12. Instrumental faculty members teach in all three divisions of the School and therefore need to be effective in teaching a widely varied age group. In Lower School, each student plays in an instrumental ensemble and takes a group lesson each week. Responsibilities in Middle and Upper School include Middle School String Orchestra, Upper School String Orchestra, and Upper School Chamber Orchestra. Other teaching assignments may include Middle and Upper School music technology classes offered in our state-of-the-art Music Technology Lab. Opportunities would also exist for teaching private lessons in the Arts Adjunct Program, to be covered under separate contract.
Curricula for the three components of music at Holton-Arms general, instrumental and choral - were developed by the Music Department as a whole, and review and revision are ongoing aspects of the department's work. Shared mission and philosophy as well as shared students, facilities, and performance events necessitate a high degree of collaboration, both within the music department and in work with other members of the Fine and Performing Arts Team. Collegiality, communication skills, organizational skills, sense of humor, and an eagerness to collaborate with colleagues on advancing the school's strategic initiatives are essential aspects of job performance for each faculty member at Holton-Arms.
A bachelor's degree in music education with an emphasis on teaching strings is required.
Interest and expertise in building and directing ensembles, teaching private and group lessons, and music technology.
Three to five years of classroom experience is preferred.
Internal Number: 2018-11
About The Holton-Arms School
Located in Bethesda, Maryland, Holton-Arms is an independent girls school serving 665 students in grades 3-12. The mission of the Holton-Arms School is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the “education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit.” Founded in 1901 by two visionary women, Holton-Arms continues to support a diverse, inclusive and equitable school community, to tend to the health and wellbeing of its members, and to foster global citizenship build a global curriculum that responds to the learners in our classrooms and the world around us. In this vibrant community committed to academic excellence, our students are scholars, artists, and athletes who find their voices, take risks, learn from mistakes, pursue opportunities for leadership, and build lifelong friendships.
We seek candidates who are dedicated to the School’s mission and will work to inspire our 665 girls and young women in grades 3-12 to realize the School’s motto, “I will find a way or make one.” within the School and in local, national, and global communities.
We believe that with intellectual curiosity, self-reliance, tenacity of purpose, and commitment to others, Holton women will make a difference in a complex and changing world.
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