St. Margaret’s Episcopal School is now accepting applications for an Orchestra Director in the Arts Department spanning all school divisions for Fall 2020. We are seeking a teacher who is a collaborative educator and excellent communicator, with experience and a clear understanding of pedagogy and promising practices in education. As a technology-rich school, candidates must be comfortable with using technology in the classroom.
Candidates must have a record that demonstrates performance and conducting experience as well as pedagogical experience with orchestral stringed instruments in grades four through twelve. The desired candidate will teach and direct the Lower School Orchestra (grades 4 and 5), the Middle School Orchestra (grade 6), and The Orchestra of St. Margaret’s (grades 7-12), as well as coordinate with the directors of St. Margaret’s after-school programs including the Suzuki String Academy and the Piano Academy. With over a hundred students participating each season, the orchestra program performs in numerous events in the life of the school community throughout the academic year
Ideal candidates are expected to have at least three to five years of experience teaching and directing ensembles, and demonstrate proficiency on an orchestral instrument, with earned degrees in music performance and/or music education. Relevant professional experience is highly valued, and Independent school experience is a plus.
About St. Margaret's Episcopal School
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School is an independent, college-preparatory day school in Orange County, serving 1,245 students in Preschool through Grade 12. St. Margaret’s is situated on a picturesque 22-acre campus in San Juan Capistrano, California, with dedicated campuses for each school division, modern classrooms and facilities, including a performing arts center, science and technology labs, library, athletics fields and gymnasiums. Head of School William N. Moseley leads a team of experienced and passionate administrators and educators, including principals in each school division. A 21st-century, rigorous and balanced curriculum prepares every student for future success and healthy, productive lives.