Moses Brown is a 236-year old co-educational independent day school enrolling 750 students nursery through twelfth grade. A Friends school, MB exists to inspire children to reach their full intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We affirm the Quaker belief that there is an inner light in each person that is worthy of dignity and respect. We consider simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences to be paramount in helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their identity and mission in the world. In its hiring practices, Moses Brown does not discriminate, and seeks to maximize the diversity of the school, in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language.
The primary responsibility of this part-time position is to direct lower, middle, and upper school String Orchestra Ensembles. The ability to teach Advanced Placement Music Theory is desirable. The String Orchestra Director will be expected to create, organize and direct age appropriate ensemble and chamber performance opportunities for students on and off campus. A willingness to collaborate with department colleagues, to embrace technology in the classroom, to foster a love of music in all ages and abilities, and to use music to strengthen community is essential. This position will be filled for one academic year, with a full search process seeking a long-term String Orchestra Director to follow. Pandemic-related conditions modifying our typical search process have influenced our decision to fill this role as an interim one-year position.
Note: Currently, Moses Brown School is planning for a return to campus for fall classes. But, like all schools, the ongoing pandemic has created some uncertainty in terms of both enrollment and educational delivery models. We are proceeding with searches to fill a number of vacant positions for next year and will follow our search process as fully as we can; we look forward to meeting you. Given the uncertainties, however, we want all candidates to know that we will likely will not finalize any new hires until early July. We anticipate having enough information at that time to finalize our staffing needs for the fall.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution. Two to five years of teaching experience is preferred, although not a requirement for application. We seek candidates who are passionate about their desire to teach, advise, and learn from high school students, and candidates who are eager to embrace and forward the Quaker mission of the school. We welcome applications from candidates with experience teaching in a distance learning format, or with experience designing education for a digital platform.
To apply: Please submit a resume, statement of interest, and the names of three references to – firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the position, “String Orchestra”, in the subject line of the email. Once we have reviewed applications, we will be in touch with select candidates to arrange for interviews.