(Updated February 28, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include contact information and deadlines. Allow a couple of days for updates to appear.
David Weiss, PMEA News Editor
Full Time High School Band Director Position – Phoenixville High School, Phoenixville, PA
Applications are now being accepted at the link below until March 4th. The position begins in the Fall of 2014. The job responsibilities includes marching band, concert band, wind ensemble, jazz band, music theory, beginning guitar, and possibly the pit orchestra for the musical
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: email@example.com
Children’s Festival Chorus
Children’s Festival Chorus
in Pittsburgh, Pa., seeks an experienced, creative, and enthusiastic Artistic Director to lead choral education and performance programming for a progressive, concert-ready, and nationally-recognized nonprofit children’s choral ensemble.
Children’s Festival Chorus (CFC) was established in 1983 and is deeply embedded in the rich musical fabric of Pittsburgh. As one of the nation’s premiere children’s choral ensembles, CFC has trained more than 2,000 young voices (and minds) during its 30-year history with a strong emphasis on the Kodaly method of instruction. CFC frequently partners with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Opera. Through professional-level choral instruction and performance, CFC provides opportunities for a diverse group of children to realize their innate artistic potential and share experiences that enrich their lives while benefiting their families and communities. CFC is an ensemble-in-residence at Duquesne University and serves as a “living classroom” for teachers-in-training.
Vision for the Future:
Children’s Festival Chorus will be nationally recognized as a model for educating children in choral performance, sought out by families, educators, and community as a resource for developing confidence and leadership through the arts.
The Artistic Director is a full-time position responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and focus of the Children’s Festival Chorus (CFC) and for major decisions about the ongoing development of CFC’s aesthetic values and activities. The Artistic Director is responsible for stewarding CFC’s artistic vision; inspiring our children, collaborating artists, and staff to achieve professional-level choral education and performance; and serving as a prominent, public face for the organization.
The Artistic Director and Executive Director will work as a team to develop and implement a plan to expand CFC choral programs to reach a broader and more diverse segment of Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities. Together with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, the Artistic Director ensures that CFC is guided by its mission and realizes its goals for artistic excellence, financial stability, and long-term impact through education, performance, and diverse audience engagement.
Knowledge, Skills and Capabilities:
Wide-range of knowledge pertaining to children’s choral music, with emphasis on Kodaly methodology preferred but not required
Familiarity and experience with skill- and age- appropriate repertoire for children’s choirs
Demonstrated performance track-record
Understanding of appropriate vocal development
Experience mentoring pre-service teachers
Adequate keyboarding skills
Knowledge of emerging music literacy and current best practices in music education
The successful candidate should have a proven record in delivering high quality children’s choral education
Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Music, Music Education, or Choral Conducting with an emphasis on children’s music
Minimum 3 years of successful, high-level choral teaching and directing experience
Salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on qualifications and experience.
For consideration, candidates should send resume/curriculum vitae, copies of past performance programs, and a DVD or video link of their conducting/rehearsal process by March 31, 2014 to:
Children’s Festival Chorus
ATTN: Board President
401 Wood Street, Suite 810
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
St .Paul’s Lutheran Church 1185 Summerhill Road Auburn , Pa. 17922 We are seeking an experienced individual to fill our Director of Music/ Organist position. This person will provide music leadership for 2 Sunday services and all special services as well as direct the adult , choir ,contemporary music group ,and handbell choir. We have a 2 rank Muller Pipe Organ, piano and keyboard. This is a part time position of 10 to 15 hours per week with salary commensurate with experience. The full position description is available upon request. Interested musicians please submit your cover letter and resume to email@example.com or mail to the above address.
Marching Band Director
The Ephrata Area School District is recruiting to fill the position of High School Marching Band Director beginning with the 2014-15 school year. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in music education; a current Pennsylvania State Teacher Certification in music education; previous marching band experience; and a valid driver’s license. Candidates must also have the following criminal clearances obtained within the last 12 months: PA Criminal, PA Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprint.
Interested applicants may please apply at: http://www.applitrack.com/
Extended Assignment Substitute Music Teacher Colonial MS/Plymouth Whitemarsh HS – available in March 2014. PA Music Certification is required. This position is working with secondary students and experience with strings programs is preferred.
For details on this position, go to https://www.pareap.net/job_postings/23330/PA01/PA01
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.