(Updated April 4, 2014)
Welcome to PMEA’s Internet Job Bank. This page contains a listing of jobs of interest to PMEA members. If there is a job in your district, please e-mail an announcement to one of the following addresses: email@example.com. Be sure to include contact information and deadlines. Allow a couple of days for updates to appear.
David Weiss, PMEA News Editor
Great Valley High School (Malvern, PA) is looking to hire qualified individuals for supplemental contracts, working with the MARCHING BAND in the areas of:
Assistant Marching Band/Pep Band Director
Flags/Color Guard Instructor
Drill/Movement/Dance/Color Guard Coach
Pit Percussion Coach
Please send packet containing a letter of interest, resume, 3 references, Act 34 (Request for Criminal Record Check), Act 151 (PA Child Abuse History Clearance), Act 114 (FBI Clearance) and Act 24 (PDE 6004 Form) to:
Great Valley High School
Attn: Mr. Michael Flick, Principal
225 N. Phoenixville Pike
Malvern, PA 19355
Recreational Arts, Inc., a Performing Arts educational non-profit organization, seeks a Musical Theatre Teaching Artist who sings and plays the piano. Positions in multiple Pittsburgh locations, and in State College, PA are available for 1-6 six weeks. Teachers provide their own transportation to campsites. Visit www.rexarts.orgto learn about our organization. To inquire about the position, or to apply, contact Artistic Director Nathan Brewer by e-mailing Nathan@rexarts.org.
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Lower School Classroom Music Specialist
Germantown Academy, a coeducational PreK-12 independent school with 1,100 students in Fort Washington, PA, seeks a full-time, experienced, dynamic Lower School Classroom Music Specialist to start in August 2014. The Lower School Classroom Music Specialist assumes the professional responsibility for providing a compelling and energized music experience within a positive and collaborative learning environment. This is a 10-month position with occasional duties in the summer. Germantown Academy offers an excellent array of benefits. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:
- Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in Music Education
- 5+ years teaching experience preferred
- Ability to teach a range of music classes, grade PreK-5th grade
- Comprehensive knowledge of an eclectic music education curriculum including best practices, philosophies, and methods. This includes designing student experiences that include Kodály and Orff methodologies.
- Mastery of a performance instrument or voice
- Mastery of accompanying instrument(s) including piano or guitar
- Ability to work in a mission-driven, team-oriented, fast-paced, exciting environment that requires initiative, and a collaborative and innovative spirit.
- Strong emotional intelligence: warm, kind, flexible, patient, sense of humor, active listener, empathetic, confidential. Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills
- Strong understanding and articulation of current educational practices as related to: developmentally appropriate curriculum, cultural diversity, technology integration, curriculum design and mapping
- Design captivating lessons that incorporate Singing, Moving, Improvisation, Listening, Playing Instruments, Creating, Reading, Notating, Describing, and Evaluation. Demonstrate energized classroom pacing.
- Provide a positive classroom experience that incorporates effective classroom management techniques.
- Establish excellent parent partnerships and communication: Write detailed student progress reports, and facilitate ongoing communication with parents.
- Collaborate with grade level teams, other curriculum specialists, and Student Support Team.
- Fulfill all supervisory duties as assigned before, during and after formal instructional times.
- Attend and wholeheartedly engage in professional development opportunities, in-services and faculty meetings.
Application materials should include a cover letter, resume, and list of at least three current references. Digital portfolios or Linked In profiles encouraged. Candidates who meet these criteria should send materials to:
Ms. Carolyn Klemens
Director of Human Resources
340 Morris Road
PO Box 287
Fort Washington, PA 19034
or to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle and Upper School School Band Director
Princeton Day School is seeking an experienced Band Director for the 2014-15 school year and beyond. The band program at PDS has experienced exponential growth over the past five years and the School is seeking a dynamic individual to continue the forward momentum. The band team consists of two full-time directors and sectional support staff.
- Team Teach Beginning Band and Technique Class (grades 5-6)
- Team Teach Advanced Band and Technique Class (grades 6-8)
- Team Teach Upper School Band and Sectionals (grades 9-12)
- Teach one section of middle school general music.
- Serve as advisor in the middle school.
- Assist in extra-curricular areas of the school
- A passion for learning and a commitment to academic excellence and student achievement
- Commitment to collaborative and innovative teaching styles
- Have knowledge of “best practices” in instruction
- Firm foundation in technology (Smart Music, Sibelius, etc)
- Bachelor’s Degree (Masters preferred)
- Teaching experience (5+ years)
- Proven success in teaching
- Forward thinking and creative teacher
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
- Experience with technology integration
- Experience with differentiated instruction
- Creative and resourceful, with a sense of humor and strong work ethic
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources at: email@example.com.
School District of Philadelphia
Title: Teacher, General & Vocal Music (General/Hearing Impaired)
Department: Chief Academic Office
Reports To: School Principal
Instructs students in all aspects of the vocal music program. Utilizes a variety of instructional techniques in an attempt to enhance the musical knowledge, skills, and abilities of students. Organizes and directs various activities related to the instruction of vocal music and music theory. Organizes and directs various choral groups such as the school choir and small vocal ensembles.
In Both Specialties
- Assesses the skill level of students and groups them accordingly; provides instruction at various levels; plans units of work including content, process and sequence of study.
- Instructs students in the various aspects of music education including history, literature, principles of music theory, ear training, harmony, sight-singing, reading rhythmic patterns, arranging, music composition and conducting.
- Develops, organizes and conducts performance ensembles; develops musical programs; conducts and/or accompanies assembly singing; selects and develops music repertoire according to the skill level of the students; presents musical shows, concerts and other performances; encourages and arranges for individual student and ensemble participation in District-sponsored and non-District related music festivals.
- Assumes responsibility for the care, maintenance, and inventory of equipment and supplies needed.
- Keeps abreast of developments in pedagogy; consults with various music organizations to plan field trips to observe points of interest such as concerts and open rehearsals; arranges for guest artists to lecture and/or perform.
- Maintains classroom discipline.
- Maintains attendance, grade, and other required records.
In The Hearing Impaired Specialty
*In addition to the above, the following duties are performed:
- Develops, organizes and conducts performance ensembles which include hearing impaired and deaf students; develops musical programs adapted to the abilities and interests of the hearing impaired and deaf students.
- Participates in collaborative activities with hearing impaired staff to establish methods that include hearing impaired and deaf students into the general music program.
For Both Specialties
- Bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university.
For the Hearing Impaired Specialty
* In addition to the above, the following is required:
- One year of experience signing with hearing impaired and deaf students using American Sign Language.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated knowledge of:
- the modern methods, principles, and practices of secondary education.
- the modern methods, principles, and practices of music education.
- the theory and principles of child growth and development.
- Demonstrated ability to:
- illustrate technical proficiency on a major instrument and also in piano sight reading for vocal instruction.
- illustrate musicianship through chord recognition and analysis, matching and identifying pitches, sight reading rhythmic patterns, keyboard harmonization and transposition.
- illustrate proficiency in vocal techniques applicable to small and large choruses as well as soloists.
- develop musical concepts.
- plan and prepare lessons.
- establish and maintain effective working relationships.
For the Hearing Impaired Specialty
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated ability to:
- sign with hearing impaired and deaf students using American Sign Language.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
- Possession of a valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Certificate to teach music.
For information contact Monique Cureton at firstname.lastname@example.org
The School District of Philadelphia invites PA. certified music teachers (General/Vocal and Instrumental ) to apply for teaching positions effective 2013-2014.
Please email your resume to Monique Cureton, Recruiter at (email@example.com). In your email please clearly state whether you are interested in General Vocal or Instrumental (specify your instrument). Come join our team and serve the children of Philadelphia.
Other Teaching jobs in Pennsylvania may be found on the PA School Boards Association Web-Site.