Lesley Ellis School (learn more)

Arlington, Massachusetts (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3956522
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: July 7, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 26, 2022

Job Description

Lesley Ellis School
General Music/Choral/Instrumental Teacher, K-8

(Start Date August 26, 2022)

Lesley Ellis, an independent preschool-grade 8 school, seeks experienced general music/choral/instrumental teacher candidates who are adept at providing a positive and engaging music program for students Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Candidates should be able to foster and maintain student engagement. We are looking for an individual who will bring expertise and enthusiasm to teaching, have the desire to work closely with colleagues to ensure an engaging and positive experience, and have a strong commitment to an anti-bias approach.

Responsibilities include:
  • Implement an innovative, creative, and developmentally appropriate curriculum for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 that includes wind instruments in middle school
  • Conduct choirs; make and select appropriate musical arrangements for choirs.
  • Facilitate the music portions of all school events (e.g. Spring Visiting Day) and elementary/middle school events (e.g. Evening of the Arts).
  • Incorporate a variety of teaching techniques to engage all students and promote learning.
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers and administrators.
  • Provide positive guidance techniques to maintain a child-centered, developmentally based environment.
  • Demonstrate a respect for diversity among faculty and students. Promote an environment which values diversity and infuses an anti-bias curriculum and approach.

  • B.A. or M.A. in music education
  • Experience with elementary and/or middle school students
  • Commitment to actively work toward an inclusive, antiracist and anti-bias school environment

    School year position. Competitive salary.

    Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and 3 letters of reference to:
    Deanne Benson, Head of School

    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories: Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Classroom Teacher > Music Education
    Classroom Teacher > Music: Chorus
    Classroom Teacher > Music: Instrumental
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Lesley Ellis School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Deanne Benson
    • 34 Winter Street
    • Arlington, Massachusetts 02474

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