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(Updated June 18, 2024)

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Middle School Instrumental Teacher – Wallingford-Swarthmore School District

To apply, please use the following link:

Wallingford-Swarthmore School District believes in all students. We understand that all students can succeed and that it is our responsibility to provide appropriate supports to all students to be their best selves. In this role, we are seeking individuals who share the belief that all students can succeed and that all students deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.

Our district and its community recognizes the critical component that music instruction plays in the success of students academically, socially, and emotionally. Our award-winning students are excellent ambassadors of what our music program is K-12.

In the 13th member of our department, we are seeking an educator with exceptional expertise to move our extremely high-achieving middle school strings program at Strath Haven Middle School even further. Additionally, this educator will teach some sections of general music; a curriculum which includes bucket drumming, African drumming, ukulele, guitar, and Soundtrap.

This posting is in addition to the position posted in April of 2024.

Our Middle School program boasts:

50%+ Middle school participation in music ensembles.
General Music for the entire Middle School student population in addition to performing ensembles.
Performing ensembles receive superior ratings at annual “High Note” Festival.
SHMS has a vibrant Jazz program, with our traveling “Ellington Jazz Band” regularly receiving superior ratings at surrounding Jazz Fests in Delaware County and beyond.
Spring Musical involves significant percentage of the total student population.
Select Chorus “Cantabile” performs throughout the area at community events.
Diverse performance opportunities both in school and in community; Jazz/Modern Band programs at “Dining Under the Stars” performance.
Our programs K-12 exemplars include:

WSSD Students regularly perform in area honor ensembles
Keystone State Boys Choir
Delaware County Youth Orchestra
Young Musicians’ Orchestra
Liberty Winds
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra
All-State musician honors every year.
Among the largest marching bands in the Commonwealth.
Silvertones (select chorus) regularly tour Italy performing works originally written for those acoustics.
Above-average percentage of students engaged in private lessons.
40% High School participation in music ensembles.
A wide variety of music electives to high school students of all ability levels and backgrounds.

In Wallingford-Swarthmore, music is a year-round activity. Our Summer Program is an optional teaching opportunity for our instructors. It is a month-long program with WSSD and non-WSSD participants with a final performance at the end of the program.


Strings expertise required; string instrument as your primary instrument highly preferred
Valid Pennsylvania K-12 Music Certification
A proven record of success in an established program or evidence of growing a program in a K-12 environment

Tuition Reimbursement
Excellent Medical, Prescription, Vision, and Dental benefits
Paid sick leave
Excellent pension system
Highly competitive pay

The District retains the right to screen, interview, and hire this position prior to the closing date on the posting.


PreK-8 General Music Teacher

Founded in 1948, Newtown Friends School is a prekindergarten through 8th grade Quaker day school in Newtown, Pennsylvania, located 30 miles northeast of Philadelphia. The School offers an innovative and challenging academic program, grounded in Quaker values. NFS is committed to building an equitable, respectful, and inclusive community for all of our members. We feature a dynamic student-centered program of study that focuses on teaching students to be active participants in the learning process. Newtown Friends School has approximately 180 students in the Lower School and 270 students overall. Additional information about the School may be found on our website at

PreK-8 General Music Teacher

Newtown Friends School is seeking dynamic candidates for a full time PreK – 8 general music teacher. Applicants should have at least two years of relevant teaching experience. This position plays a pivotal role in introducing students to the joys of music and cultivating their musical abilities. You will design and deliver engaging music lessons that align with our IB Primary Years curriculum and encourage creativity and self-expression. Creating a positive and inclusive atmosphere where students can explore various aspects of music, develop their skills, and appreciate different genres, multicultural perspectives, and appreciate musical traditions from diverse communities is central to your responsibilities. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and producing individual or dual grade performances for grades K-6, and being involved in musical or theatrical productions in grades 7 and 8.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Music education. An advanced degree is strongly desired. The successful candidate will be piano and vocal proficient and have excellent rapport with and knowledge of varying age groups. We seek candidates with a deep knowledge of early childhood development and who have experience in providing students active, hands-on experiences. They should have an interest in supporting students’ development of the necessary academic, social, and attitudinal skills to achieve 21st-Century leadership. Candidates should be ready to engage in helping the school to achieve its goal of being an anti-racist institution with broad DEIJB goals. Familiarity with Quaker education and the ability to coach is a plus.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to: No phone calls, please.


Middle School Music Teacher – Lehighton Area School District

Anticipated Position Vacancy for the 2024-2025 School Year
Middle School Music Teacher
PA Music Certification (K-12).
6th, 7th and 8th Grade Chorus, Voice Lessons, and General Music Classes

If interested in the above position, please send a letter of interest, resume, application and references. The following Act 24 / 34 / 151 Clearances, and FBI Fingerprinting are not required upon application, but are required prior to the start of employment:

Rebecca Karpowicz
Business Affairs/HR Coordinator
610-377-4490, Ext. 1523

Deadline for above positions: June 28, 2024


Elementary Full Time General Music and Band Teacher – Lehighton Area School District

Applicant must possess valid appropriate PA Music Certification (K-12). The successful applicant will have the ability to: develop and implement curriculum, recruit prospective students, interact collaboratively with faculty, demonstrate commitment to department affairs and participate in competitive and community events.

If interested in the above position, please send a letter of interest, resume, transcripts, application and references. The following Act 24 / 34 / 151 Clearances, and FBI Fingerprinting are not required upon application, but are required prior to the start of employment:

Rebecca Karpowicz
Business Affairs/HR Coordinator
610-377-4490, Ext. 1523

Deadline for above position: Until Filled


Pep Band Director – Intercollegiate Athletics

Pep Band Director- Intercollegiate Athletics


Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Intercollegiate Athletics
Position Status: Part-time
Hours: Varied
Position Number: 820259/60-026
FLSA Status: Exempt


The Duquesne Athletics Pep Band Director recruits and oversees all aspects of a single body of musicians that performs for home appearances of the Football, Men’s Basketball, and Women’s Basketball Teams as well as occasionally for Olympic sports. Additionally, the Director is expected to travel to away postseason basketball games. The Pep Band also performs at about 5-10 special events throughout the year including freshman orientation, homecoming, pregame postseason gatherings, etc. Throughout the year, there are various recruiting events that the Pep Band or Director is expected to have a presence at to grow the band (Open Houses, DUQ Days, FAST, Freshman Orientation, etc.) The Band Director reports to the Director, Marketing & Fan Engagement and works in partnership with the Athletics Marketing/Game Operations staff to provide an integrated event environment.

This role is considered a part-time position with an adjunct faculty role. The Pep Band Director must be available to teach a 3-hour class each semester that serves as rehearsal time leading up to the basketball season (90 hours over the course of the year). The hourly compensation over the course of the year is up to 500 hours (not inclusive of the class previously mentioned). Seasonal hourly expectations: Football season (4-5 home games, September – November), Basketball season (15-25 hours per week which vary based on the number of men’s and women’s basketball home games, 19 weeks November – March), and Spring/Summer (planning, recruiting, and preparing for the season, hours will vary but estimated at about 90-100 hours)


Serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Music School: The Pep Band Director instructs a 1-credit hour class each semester, expectations of this role include developing a syllabus, instructing a 3-hour rehearsal class once per week prior to basketball season and as appropriate once the season commences, keep accurate attendance and submit grades at the conclusion of each semester, etc.

This role is considered a part-time position with an adjunct faculty role. The Pep Band Director must be available to teach a 3-hour class each semester that serves as rehearsal time leading up to the basketball season (90 hours over the course of the year). The hourly compensation over the course of the year is up to 500 hours (not inclusive of the class previously mentioned).

Seasonal hourly expectations:

Football season (4-5 home games, September – November)

Basketball season (15-25 hours per week which vary based on the number of men’s and women’s basketball home games, 19 weeks November – March)

Spring/Summer (planning, recruiting, and preparing for the season, hours will vary but estimated at about 90-100 hours)

Recruit, interview, and select student pep band members and leaders

Select arrangements for band as needed

Recruit supplementary musicians as needed (i.e. during holiday breaks or when the band cannot perform at an event.)

Prepares, copies, and organizes all materials for rehearsals and performances

Coordinates and conducts appropriate amount of weekly rehearsal time

Hiring and supervision of one student intern

Meets with marketing staff on a regular basis to coordinate event efforts

Maintains a pep band made up of at least 50-75 students who support both football and basketball seasons, in addition to other potential spirit events on campus and in the city

Prepares and submits budget requests

Maintains accurate attendance records of student band members for scholarship eligibility purposes

Performs all related tasks to Pep Band activities as assigned by the Director, Marketing & Fan Engagement

Completes other duties as assigned


Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in music from an accredited institution

Minimum of 3 years professional experience in coordinating an athletic band or other equivalent professional experience (student assistant of a pep band is not professional experience and should not be considered)

Previous teaching, budget management, supervisory, and recruiting experience

Ability to work independently and responsibly

Knowledge of University Structure

Ability to communicate, consistently and effectively, both orally and in writing

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the University Community

Ability to lead in-game atmosphere through appropriate music arrangement as well as leading the student section in cheers

Preferred qualifications:

Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Commitment to the University’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University’s Mission. Demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.

Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region’s HERC (

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.


University Chorus and/or Applied Voice position at IUP

Position Summary & Description

The Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is seeking applicants for a part-time, temporary position to serve as Director of the IUP Chorus (MUSC 134) for the Fall 2024 semester. Contact Dr. Craig Denison for more information (


The IUP Chorus meets from 5:30-7:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The IUP Chorus typically presents two or three concerts per semester.
The Director will work with the Director of Choral Activities to schedule concerts and activities.
The Director is encouraged to collaborate with other departmental concerts and recruiting events.
For qualified candidates, we would prefer to combine this position with the open Instructor of Voice position.
The position may be renewed for the Spring 2025 semester.
The successful candidate(s) may be asked to work at off-campus sites and/or provide instruction through distance education.
Position Qualifications


Masters in Choral Conducting (preferred) or a related field.
At least two years choral conducting experience at the secondary or collegiate level, or with an adult community choir.
The department seeks candidates whose teaching, research, and/or service has prepared them to contribute to IUP’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.
Essential Functions

Academic faculty must have, and maintain the physical and mental abilities, communicative skills, and stamina necessary to carry out the essential functions of their positions in teaching, research, scholarship, and service. Work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve standing to a significant degree, walking for brief periods of time and may include driving requirements.

Faculty must be able to:

Teach courses assigned by the departmental chair on a schedule made of a combination of standard class-meeting times as determined to meet instructional needs and adhere to the requirements of the department’s curriculum.
Teach courses for a mandated number of contact hours per week over a full semester and meet university expectations for final exams.
Present course material in a clear and organized manner using methodologies appropriate to the discipline.
Evaluate student work fairly and promptly.
Perform the physical requirements of laboratory, field work, studio work, or other activities outside typical classroom instruction if applicable.
Maintain current knowledge of the discipline through continued scholarly activity and research.
Participate actively in assignments necessary to advance the service and/or outreach of the department, college, and university.
Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply for this position: please submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and unofficial copies of transcripts via our online application system:

If the degree listed as required for this position was earned at IUP – no official transcripts are required to be submitted as part of this employment application. IUP HR will verify IUP obtained degrees and only request official transcripts from candidates if needed. Official transcripts will be required prior to hire date for applicants who did not earn the required degrees at IUP.

Committed to excellence through diversity, IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V and is a proud member of the State System of Higher Education.

All offers of employment are contingent upon verification of earned degrees through the receipt of official transcripts, confirmation of work eligibility, and satisfactory completion of background checks.


Elementary Music: [1] General/Vocal Opening [1] Strings Only Opening

More information here


Lower School General Music Teacher

Lancaster Country Day School seeks an experienced music teacher for full-time employment starting in the 2023-24 School Year. We are looking for an educator with a strong knowledge and ability to teach in all areas of music. Classroom experience in music education is preferred, preferably in an independent school setting.
Founded in 1908, Lancaster Country Day School is an independent school that uniquely houses preschool through 12th grade under one roof. This physical proximity, combined with our small class sizes and dedicated staff, creates deep connections and meaningful relationships among our students and strong ties between our students and their teachers. At Lancaster Country Day School, we empower our students to pursue their passion, find purpose, and become the best versions of themselves.

Lancaster Country Day School supports the active engagement of students, the use of technology, and faculty professional development.

Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education preferred, or BA in Music or a similar degree
Previous teaching experience (including leading music performances) is preferred.
Experience teaching music to Early Learners (PS – K) is preferred.
Piano and Vocal proficiency are required.
Desire to be part of shaping the larger school culture and community, particularly with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Teach Lower School general music in grades preschool through five
Direct 4th and 5th Grade Choruses
Work collaboratively with other Performing Arts department members to further enhance and ensure consistent curriculum, instruction, and assessment delivery.
Organize classroom systems/procedures and ensure all students are fully engaged in learning.
Establish a culture of high expectations within a supportive environment for all students.
Assess students regularly through both formative and summative assessments, ensuring ongoing constructive feedback to students and their families.
Use the School’s learning management system, Canvas, to communicate with students and their families to provide needed information on classroom work and student progress, and contact families through direct communications via phone or email when appropriate.
Reflect on student performance and feedback to refine classroom activities and methods of leading music instruction.
Work closely with other faculty members of the Performing Arts department and with colleagues school-wide to improve instructional practices and share best practices.
Collaborate with and adhere to the recommendations of the School’s learning specialists.
Demonstrate clear concern for each student as a learner and scaffold instruction in a way that encourages students to reach their potential.
Participate actively in professional development activities.
Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion when making curricular and repertoire choices.
Contribute to sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning environment for our School community.
Participate actively in area music organizations, such as LLMEA, PMEA, NAFME, etc.
Perform other related duties as required.

Full Time LCDS Benefits: Health, Vision, Dental, Life, Disability, Relocation, Educational Assistance, Professional Development, Tuition Remission, Fitness Center Use, Lunch Account, Paid Time Off, Family Planning, Employee Assistance Program, Travel Assistance


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