Beaver Country Day School—an independent day school located just outside of Boston, serving grades 6-12—seeks a creative, innovative, and forward-thinking Middle School Strings Teaching Artist. This is a part time position that will report directly to the Head of Performing Arts.
About Our School & Our People:
We are not your typical private school. We think (and operate) more like a start-up. Our business is providing a future-focused education rooted in real-world context and experience and our clients are our students. The Beaver mindset and approach to teaching place our students at the center of learning experiences in all settings, curricular and co-curricular.
Our students in grades 6-12 are interesting and passionate individuals, who, above all, are genuinely happy to be at Beaver. We provide students with opportunities to be co-creators of their learning, making it a deeper, more meaningful experience. We are committed to providing an educational environment in tune with the real world and doing authentic work.
Our teachers and educational leaders are committed to—and excited about— expanding the nature of school, and igniting and fueling the passions of all our students.
Our mindset is to make excellent mistakes, launch/test/refine, and not be defined by binary thinking. Instead, we look to approach things from a both/and outlook: tradeoffs don’t have to be the answer and instead, that’s where creativity comes in. We are a community of creative thinkers and doers.
Our values include collaboration, partnership, and above all, creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for our community. This work is a priority and steadfast commitment. It is never “done”, and we will always make decisions with this at the core of who we are. For all Beaver students to feel a sense of belonging, it’s important that they see themselves reflected in the community, curriculum, and all our programming.
Our goal every day is to create a school that is making an impact – for our students, and for education as a whole. We don’t take that work lightly, we need people that are relentlessly committed to it and excited to do this work—together.
About the Position:
This position includes teaching three beginner/intermediate strings classes weekly (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:55-11:40) that are composed of violin, viola, and cello players. Additional responsibilities of this part-time position include communicating regularly with parents and students about progress, producing three music exhibits per year, and meeting weekly with the music faculty. There may be an opportunity to teach a middle school afternoon instrumental ensemble (M-F 2:20-3:40) depending on the candidate’s qualifications and availability. This position is part of a team including choral, percussion, brass, and woodwind teachers who collaborate to develop a shared curriculum, pedagogy, and culture for the instrumental music program. This teacher would work closely with the other string teacher to develop routines, goals, and best practices collaboratively.
Competitive candidates should demonstrate expertise in more than one string instrument, excellent musicianship and artistry as a performer and teacher, experience teaching young, beginner students in a group setting, an understanding of classroom management techniques, knowledge of string repertoire, curriculum and pedagogy, the ability to differentiate instruction based on the skill level and learning styles of the students, arranging skills, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
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