Job Board

(Updated February 26, 2024)

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Director of Bands

Must hold (or be eligible to obtain) current, appropriate PA teaching certificate prior to the start of the 2024-2025 school year. Must pass all clearances and physical and drug screening to meet District’s high standards. Looking for engaging, energetic, skilled educators interested in making a positive impact on our Golden Eagles and in our community. Both experienced and new teachers welcomed to apply. Come work with the BEST faculty, staff, administration and STUDENTS in a positive and pleasant workplace! Applications due by 3/8/24, but will be considered until positions are filled.
Send your resume and credentials APPLY NOW Mrs. Barbara Burns at
Mrs. Krista Mathias, Superintendent
Somerset Area School District
645 S. Columbia Ave., Suite 110
Somerset, PA 15501


Substitute Middle School Instrumental Music Teacher

Bangor Area School District anticipates the need for a long-term substitute instrumental music teacher to instruct

middle school students in grades 7-8. The vacancy is anticipated from April 1, 2024, through the end of the current

school year. The ability to instruct instrumental music lessons is required. Compensation ranges from $135 to

$150 per day.

Applicants for this posting must apply through PA-Educator ( Job ID: 071034 and submit

the following documents:

*Letter of Interest

* Resume

* PRAXIS Scores

* PA Standard Teaching Application

* Transcripts of all Coursework

* Two References

* PA Teaching Certificate

* PA Child Abuse, Criminal History and FBI Clearances (current within one year)


MS String Orchestra and General Music Teacher

Shady Side Academy’s Middle School Music Department seeks a full-time Strings specialist and general music teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Responsibilities include leading three instrumental ensembles which perform two concerts per year, teaching music electives and advising 8-10 students in Advisory.  


A bachelor’s degree in the field of music is required. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience directing a string orchestra, a demonstrated commitment to a high level of academic challenge, a growth mindset, a passion for working with and teaching adolescents, an understanding of differentiated instruction, a flexible and team-oriented approach, excellent written and oral communication skills, exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, superior interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor. 

Personal Statement/Cover Letter/CV

Shady Side Academy’s mission is “to challenge students to think expansively, act ethically, and lead responsibly.” Inspired by this mission, Shady Side’s driving purpose remains the development of responsible, transformative leaders for the City of Pittsburgh and beyond. As we envision the Academy’s next chapter and consider a changing world, we have the opportunity to reimagine how we deliver on this mission.  

Using the Mission in Action link on our Employment Page as a resource, please respond to the following prompt:  Providing past and current examples, how do you practice Relational Teaching, create opportunities for Civil Discourse, and offer Real Word Learning Opportunities within your teaching practices?

Classification and Compensation 

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is competitive with area independent schools and commensurate with experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits are part of the employment package. Lunch is included when school is in session. Funding exists to support continued advanced degree work, as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Shady Side Academy is a diverse community of students and adults who share different cultural values and perspectives. We embrace each other’s differences and backgrounds, and we know that this diversity adds to the richness and depth of our students’ overall learning experience. Faculty members work to ensure a safe and open environment where understanding is central to all, and students’ differences are celebrated as an integral part of the educational experience.

Application Information

Shady Side Academy, as an educational institution and as an employer, does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status or gender identity and expression in its programs and activities. Our campuses are tobacco-free. In accordance with Pennsylvania law, all Academy employees must submit thorough background clearances prior to beginning work on any campus. Please submit all applications through the employment page on the SSA website.

About Shady Side Academy

Shady Side Academy is a nationally respected private school in Pittsburgh for boys and girls in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, with an optional boarding experience in high school. Four schools with extraordinary resources, teachers who actively mentor, a forward-thinking curriculum, a diverse and inclusive community, and a legacy of alumni accomplishments all inspire Shady Side students to high achievement in academics, the arts, and athletics, and to meaningful ambitions in life. 

At Shady Side, we make room for students to make their move. We believe learning should be expansive and exciting for our students, so they can be the architects of their own adventure. We empower teachers who love teaching, so students can feel the joy in every classroom. We go beyond standard education, so graduates will be ready for college and everything after. Moving with intention. Moving with confidence. We move with the world, so our graduates do too. Visit the school’s website at

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Executive Director – Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

Job Title: Executive Director
Organization: Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

About Us:

The Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (PYPO) is committed to fostering the talents of young musicians through exceptional musical experiences. Our programs provide a supportive community for youth to explore their passion for music through orchestral and band experiences, performances, and educational opportunities. In existence for over thirty years, PYPO currently serves 500 students ranging from elementary through high school annually throughout the Western Pennsylvania region. Students participate in five ensembles which span three levels: Overture, Intermezzo, and Philharmonic. Students also participate in festivals, summer camps, performances, and international concert tours which take place every three years.

Position Overview:

The Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is looking for an Executive Director who will play a pivotal role in leading PYPO to new heights. Working closely with the Board of Directors and staff, you will address organizational issues, oversee daily operations, fundraising, staffing, planning, community outreach, and general supervisory responsibilities. The Executive Director will work closely with staff and Board members to implement and manage the annual budget and to develop and grow the organization in order to ensure the fulfillment of our mission to foster a lifelong love of music and learning.

Key Responsibilities:

The role of Executive Director is full-time with a flexible schedule. Additionally, attendance at evening and weekend rehearsals/concerts is required during the season. The salary range is $45,000-$55,000 based on experience with the potential to earn more. The successful candidate will be required to obtain all appropriate clearances within 6 months of employment. Position is available immediately.

Strategic Leadership:

– Collaborate with the Board of Directors to assess and address organizational issues and achieve strategic initiatives.
– Provide vision and direction for program strategies and planning, aligning them with the organization’s mission.
– Plan, organize and direct the organization’s operations and programs.
– Develop an annual plan for all educational programs, special events, and explore new programs to support artistic and educational objectives.
– Develop and maintain a supportive, diverse, and engaged Board of Directors which includes recruitment, education, and collaboration with Board leadership.

Staffing and Culture:

– Identify and address staffing requirements for efficient operations.
– Maintain a supportive and strong work culture that attracts and retains talent while driving the organization’s mission.
– Communicate internally and externally with staff, families, and stakeholders to ensure they are kept informed of organizational plans, policies, and procedures.
– Recruit, coordinate and provide leadership to ensure appropriate support of all staff.
– Oversee day-to-day operations, human resources, fiscal management, and the execution of all music and educational programs.


– Oversee and direct all fundraising and activities, including maintaining relationships with donors and foundation partners, and cultivating relationships and opportunities with both individuals and organizations.
– Develop, implement, and maintain consistent accounting policies, procedures, and reporting. Ensure compliance with non-profit requirements.
– Lead all aspects of the grant and funding processes including researching, writing, submitting, reporting, ongoing engagement, and stewardship.

Community Engagement:

– Increase awareness by serving as the main spokesperson and liaison.
– Engage with the PYPO community, including musicians, families, and donors.
– Cultivate and maintain partnerships with the community for the purposes of recruitment, programming, and financial support.

Orchestra Management:

– Coordinate and secure rehearsal and concert venues.
– Oversee all rehearsal and concert logistics.

Other duties as required.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s degree or higher. Preference will be given to candidates with degrees in business, arts administration, or management.
– Five or more years of organization management experience, preferably with nonprofits.
– Strong experience in public relations, communications, and marketing/fundraising, including grant writing and management.
– Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, accounting software, donor management, and online ticketing software.
– Strong accounting skills.
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
– Proven success working with a Board of Directors and nonprofit management.
– Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
– Background in music or familiarity with the workings of an orchestra.
– Comfort engaging with the PYPO community of musicians, families, and donors, and advocating on behalf of the organization.
– Ability to serve as an ambassador for the organization.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to Please include “Executive Director Application – [Your Name]” in the subject line.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.


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