(Updated July 28, 2015)
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.
Bellefonte Area School District is accepting applications for the position of Director of Choirs/Theatre for the 2015-2016 school year. (Deadline to submit – August 4)
PA teaching certification in Music K-12 is required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Director of Choirs/Theatre will be assigned the following duties and responsibilities, subject to change, including, but not limited to:
Plan, prepare, instruct/direct High School Concert Choir (Grades 9-12)
Plan, prepare, instruct/direct High School Chorale (Honors Choir) (Grades 10-11)
Plan, prepare, instruct/direct Middle School Choirs (6th Grade & 7th/8th Grade)
Teach high school elective classes in music (Class Voice, Introduction to Music Technology)
Teach high school elective classes in theatre (Introduction to Theatre, Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre Production)
Serve as Drama Club/Theatre Department Co-Adviser and oversee fall play and spring musical production, Thespian Troupe management, and other activities
Hold or be able to obtain membership in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) for participation in district, region, and all-state festivals/conferences
Collaborate with Performing Arts staff on rehearsals, concerts, performances, department schedule and curriculum/instruction
Collaborate with BASD Performing Arts Boosters, Inc. and serve as member of Executive Committee
Manage department budgets, as assigned
Select instructional goals that are aligned with academic standards and are developmentally appropriate
Design coherent instruction
Utilize curricula aligned with standards and district expectations and that reflects the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served
Assess student learning; provide regular, descriptive, and frequent feedback to students
Create an environment of respect and rapport
Manage classroom procedures and student behavior
Perform other professional duties as assigned by the superintendent, assistant superintendent, and/or building principal, or as established by the School Code
Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the Building Principal in accordance with the provisions of the Board’s policy and PDE regulations governing evaluation of professional personnel.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Minimum – Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and appropriate Pennsylvania teaching certification(s): Music K-12
Preferred – Master’s Degree in Music Education or similar field with theatre coursework
Minimum – Experience teaching in a full-time position or as a long term substitute; or successful completion of a student teaching experience. Background in working with middle/high school students in areas of music and theatre/musical theatre (performance direction and technical direction)
Preferred – Two to three years as a high school/middle school music and theatre teacher with successful choral and theatre/musical theatre direction and performance experience
Spring/Summer 2015 graduates are welcome to apply. *PRAXIS and letter of eligibility from graduating college/university in lieu of teaching certificate must be attached to online application. Original teaching certificate must be provided once received.
Address all correspondence to: Dr. Cheryl A Potteiger, Superintendent of Schools, Bellefonte Area School District, 318 North Allegheny Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
Attach only current clearances to the online application. Only online applications are accepted. Please do not send hard copy applications. Hard copy applications are not considered and not kept on file. Online application at: https://bellefonte.tedk12.
General application questions may be directed to Mr. Cory Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Music Lesson Instructor – Low Brass Specialist
Germantown Academy, a coeducational PreK-12 independent school with 1,100 students in Fort Washington, PA, seeks a part-time, experienced Low Brass Specialist for the 2015-2016 school year. The compensation is highly competitive and based on studio enrollment.
- Responsible for collaborating with ensemble directors to establish a low brass studio
- Recruit prospective student musicians
- Develop and implement curriculum for brass musicians in grades 4-12
- Instruct student musicians on tuba, trombone, euphonium, baritone horn, French horn, and trumpet
- Demonstrate commitment to departmental engagements including collaborative interaction with performing arts faculty and staff
- Collaborate with Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Pep Band directors to ensure student success in ensembles
- Prepare Upper School brass musicians for PMEA district band solos and auditions
- Respond to issues involving private lesson scheduling
- Ensure that all rules and policies of the private lesson program are followed judiciously
- Responsible for identifying new program needs and possibilities for expansion as they arise
- Bachelor’s degree in music required.
- At least two years of teaching experience is required.
- A current and valid PMEA membership is required.
Candidates who meet these criteria should send a cover letter and resume to:
Ms. Rachel Elwood
Human Resources Director
340 Morris Road
PO Box 287
Fort Washington, PA 19034
or to: email@example.com
Piano Accompanist needed – part time. Saint Basil Academy, an all-girls private Catholic college-preparatory high school in Jenkintown, PA, is seeking a part-time piano accompanist. For more information, please call assistant principal Alexandra Penkalskyj at 215-885-3771 ext. 13.
ANNOUNCEMENT – POSITION OF MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
The Southern Tier Symphony invites applications for the position of part-time Music Director/Conductor. The Music Director/Conductor will work closely with the executive director, board president and staff. S/he will be responsible for repertoire, programming, guest artists, artistic production, rehearsals and will be expected to participate actively in the organization’s fundraising activities, as well as, fulfill the orchestra’s artistic potential and image in the community. A more specific reference to tasks which may occur during a given concert season may be found at www.southerntiersymphony.org.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate possesses exceptional musicianship and conducting skills, significant conducting experience and knowledge of a broad range of repertoire; strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills; desire and ability to connect with audiences to speak for the music; vision, passion, and ability to make relevant, exciting symphonic music for existing and new audiences; ability to motivate and elicit best efforts of musicians; effective and efficient rehearsal techniques; advanced musical degree(s). Residency within a three-hour drive of Olean is preferred. Compensation will be discussed during the interview process. The audition process will include programming, rehearsing and conducting one series-concert during the Southern Tier Symphony’s subscription season (a series-concert consists of a single program performed at two locations within one weekend).
Submit a personal letter of interest, resume, repertoire list, two letters of recommendation, two additional names of reference and DVD demonstrating conducting skills of a rehearsal and performance of the same program. Additional material may be requested.Deadline is August 7, 2015.
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Southern Tier Symphony Conductor Search, P.O. Box 501, Olean, NY 14760.
For more information visit www.southerntiersymphony.org. The Southern Tier Symphony is a regional orchestra entering its 13th season of bringing high quality performances of classical and popular music to the area. Based in Olean, New York, it serves Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, southern Erie and Allegany counties in New York and McKean County, Pennsylvania. With strong ties to the communities it serves, it looks to strengthen community relations and continue outreach efforts. The season includes three subscription series-concerts. Additionally, on Tuesday of Easter Holy Week a single program, called “Bach’s Lunch”, features a small chamber orchestra and performs in Olean, New York and Bradford, Pennsylvania.