Job Board

(Updated November 6, 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: pmeanews@pmea.net. Be sure to include contact information and deadlines. Allow a couple of days for updates to appear.

David Weiss, PMEA News Editor
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PT Choral Director, Williamsport, PA
 
The Williamsport Civic Chorus is a singing community in our 71st season, with about 50 members who range in age from 17 to 77.  For the last 17 years, we have been led by Ned Wetherald as Music Director.  Ned has announced his retirement at the close of the 2014-15 season, and we are seeking a new director.
 
The responsibilities of the director include, but are not limited to:
 
* musical direction, including choice of material, mode of production, concert themes, etc.
* attendance and participation at monthly board meetings
* recommendation/procurement of soloists and accompanist(s), as needed
* more details on website, www.williamsportcivicchorus.org
 
The Civic Chorus is a friendly, energetic group of musicians and non-musicians alike.  We are accomplished in the performance of classical selections, and with patient and able direction, have performed genres ranging from bluegrass to African folk music.  We are looking for a director who will honor the high performance standards we have established, and lead us to ever-new heights.
 
 
A detailed job description is available on our website, www.williamsportcivicchorus.org, as well as additional information about the choir and previous performances.  Resume and cover letter should be submitted to the search committee via wccdirectorsearch@yahoo.comDeadline for application is December 1, 2014.

Lewis Music Studio is looking to add another teacher immediately to its South Fayette location.  The candidate will be teaching private piano lessons as well as Intro to Piano classes for preschoolers and an Early Childhood Music Class. The studio operates at Kingdom Care Learning Center, and many families are already waiting to be a part of this well-respected program.  If the candidate is not familiar with early childhood curricula, suggestions and training is available.  Please email a cover letter and resume to lewismusicstudio@yahoo.com.  Clearances will be required before the start date. 

 
Please visit our website at http://lewismusicstudio.blogspot.com for more information.

PT Choral Director, Williamsport, PA
 
The Williamsport Civic Chorus is a singing community in our 71st season, with about 50 members who range in age from 17 to 77.  For the last 17 years, we have been led by Ned Wetherald as Music Director.  Ned has announced his retirement at the close of the 2014-15 season, and we are seeking a new director.
 
The responsibilities of the director include, but are not limited to:
 
* musical direction, including choice of material, mode of production, concert themes, etc.
* attendance and participation at monthly board meetings
* recommendation/procurement of soloists and accompanist(s), as needed
* more details on website, www.williamsportcivicchorus.org
 
The Civic Chorus is a friendly, energetic group of musicians and non-musicians alike.  We are accomplished in the performance of classical selections, and with patient and able direction, have performed genres ranging from bluegrass to African folk music.  We are looking for a director who will honor the high performance standards we have established, and lead us to ever-new heights.
 
 
A detailed job description is available on our website, www.williamsportcivicchorus.org, as well as additional information about the choir and previous performances.  Resume and cover letter should be submitted to the search committee via wccdirectorsearch@yahoo.com.  Deadline for application is December 1, 2014.

Director of the Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute  

Job Description 

Since its first season in the summer of 1999, the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary has enriched the lives of countless high school–‐aged students, their mentors and their standing–‐room—only audiences. Six weeks of intense small and large ensemble rehearsals with more than thirty performances directed by internationally renowned conductors and choreographers provides young musicians, dancers and actors with challenging, life–‐changing experiences. This is truly an amazing performing arts experience that is designed for the serious and talented student. 

The director of the Performing Arts Institute (PAI) is responsible for all aspects of the program design and management. From defining the ensemble offerings to hiring its leadership, developing the promotional campaign, recruiting students, selecting performance literature, welcoming audiences, auditioning candidates and accepting appropriate applicants, this is a wonderful opportunity for the right arts administrator. Throughout the year, the director is supported by an assistant and the Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School summer management team as well as all major full-year departments of the School. 

While planning and executing this highly regarded summer program, the PAI director serves on the full-year faculty of Wyoming Seminary as a member of the Fine Arts Department with limited teaching or conducting responsibilities.

On the landscape of American independent boarding and day schools, Wyoming Seminary, founded in 1844, is a distinguished institution known for its tradition of excellence. Its 795 students, ranging from toddlers to high school seniors and postgraduates, engage in rigorous academic studies along with an enriching blend of the arts, athletics and special interest clubs. The new $16.3 million Kirby Center for Creative Arts is the venue for the extraordinary performing arts offerings of Wyoming Seminary, including the Performing Arts Institute. 

The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate considerable background in the performing arts, possess seasoned interpersonal and management skills, show evidence of creative programming ideas, be mindful of the need for generating program revenue and balancing budgets and give evidence of experience in marketing through creative publications as well as the electronic media. Exceptional communication skills in both written and spoken forms are essential. To set a sense of community appropriate for adolescents, the director is expected to lead by example and to support the values and traditions of Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School.

To explore this opportunity further, candidates should click the link below to complete an application on Wyoming Seminary’s Web site: http://www.wyomingseminary.org/paidirector 

Or you can mail your letter of interest and resume to:   
Ms. Chloe Kalna
Administrative Assistant,
Performing Arts Institute
Wyoming Seminary College Prep School
201 North Sprague Avenue
Kingston, PA 18704-3593

Or email Chloe Kalna at ckalna@wyomingseminary.org.


Opening For Music Director/Conductor of the North Suburban Symphonic Band

   The North Suburban Symphonic Band (NSSB), which has been performing concerts in the North Hills of Pittsburgh for over 20 years, is seeking applicants to fill the position of Conductor / Music Director beginning with the 2016-17 season.  Although this is over two years away, the NSSB plans to have the finalists identified by March, 2015, each of whom would then plan, rehearse and conduct a concert in the 2015-16 season as part of the selection process.  The candidates will receive a stipend for this concert regardless of whether he or she is selected as the NSSB’s music director.
 
For more information on this position and its requirements, please go to http://www.nssband.org/conductor-search.html

Seeking Choir Director to lead our chancel choir (Weds rehearsal & Sunday morning) in music and in following Jesus Christ.  We’re looking for music skills, people skills and organizational skills from a person of vital faith.  The right candidate will offer leadership and collaboration in a team environment crafting joyous inviting worship experiences, grounded in a traditional style.  We welcome fun, creativity and energy here at Palmyra First United Methodist Church (www.pfumc.us), where Everybody’s Welcome, Nobody’s Perfect and Anything’s Possible!  Contact Pastor Dave Harris,dave@pfumc.us or 717.838.2551 x203


School District of Philadelphia                                                 

Job Summary
Plans and teaches music, following the scope and sequence for all courses, to K-12 students. Develops student’s academic skills through academic courses of study and implementation District approved curriculum. Documents teaching and student progress, activities, and outcomes. Address specific educational needs of students. Provides a safe and optimal learning environment, and provide feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations and goals. Use of formal and informal classroom and District music assessments. Stays abreast of the latest developments and improvements in education as if affects the music K-12 program. Essential Functions

For the Bilingual Specialty
    Performs the above mentioned duties
Minimum Requirements
    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    Demonstrated knowledge of:

        Demonstrated ability to:

For the Bilingual Specialty Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Disclaimer 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. Certificates/Licenses
    Possession of a valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania instructional certificate in Music

Marielena H. Lotz Senior Search Associate The School District of Philadelphia | Office of Talent 440 North Broad Street | Suite 222 (Portal D) | Philadelphia, PA 19130 (o): 215.400.5596 | (c): 650.740.6757 | (f): 215.400.4611 mlotz@philasd.org | www.philasd.org

Other Teaching jobs in Pennsylvania may be found on the PA School Boards Association Web-Site.