National Cathedral School seeks a full-time choral director and accompanist to support the coordinate 4-12 music program at National Cathedral School and St. Albans School beginning August 2021. Qualified candidates will possess a strong knowledge of choral repertoire, the ability to model healthy vocal technique, comfort with a wide variety of musical styles and traditions, strong keyboard and accompanying skills, and a clear, communicative, and expressive conducting technique/gesture. Candidates should have experience with and a deep appreciation for Lower and Middle School students and music curriculum. Ideal candidates will hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree (preferably with a focus in music education, conducting, and/or vocal pedagogy) and at least five years of comparable experience. Kodály certification is a significant plus.
Responsibilities include running all Middle School choral rehearsals, serving as music director for an annual Middle School musical theater production, playing for weekly chapel services, assisting with the Lower and Upper school music classes and choral ensembles, collaborating with chaplains to plan chapel and Cathedral services, serving as a Middle School advisor, maintaining grades and comments, coordinating publicity and communications, assisting with set-up for rehearsals, planning and chaperoning trips as needed, assisting with organization and maintenance of the choral scores and music libraries, attending faculty meetings and professional days, and working closely with members of the music department to develop curricula and support occasional daytime and evening dress rehearsals, performances, and festivals.
Although the duties include work with students from both NCS and STA, the position is based at NCS. The employee will be paid and receive standard benefits offered by NCS. Salaries are competitive, based on experience and include a full benefits package, including professional development.
NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. The ideal candidate will also exhibit enthusiasm for the missions of both National Cathedral School and St Albans School.
Interested candidates should send an electronic application that includes a brief cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information of three to five references. In addition, applicants should submit a sample lesson that the candidate has been used with students. Please submit these materials as one combined attachment in Word or pdf format with “Assistant Choral Director” in the subject line to: NCSemployment@cathedral.org.
National Cathedral School serves 588 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, flexible, and collaborative, and they view education as an engaging vocation. Our students are engaged, fun, and kind, and they love to be challenged and viewed as confident individuals. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of an excellent education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral's commitment to being a house of prayer for all people.
About National Cathedral School
National Cathedral School for Girls serves 580 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, advocates of lifelong learning, flexible, collaborative, and view education as an engaging vocation. Students thrive in an intellectual environment and love to be challenged. NCS graduates are recognized as highly motivated and confident. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of all-girls education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral’s commitment to be a house of prayer for all people. Located in Northwest Washington on 57 beautiful acres, the Cathedral Close is home to NCS, St. Albans School for Boys, and Beauvoir: The National Cathedral Elementary School.
NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.