Choral Music Teacher (1-Year Position; Begins Late August 2022)
Francis W. Parker School
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
Commensurate with background and experience; comprehensive benefits package.
Francis W. Parker School is a renowned JK-12th grade independent day school. Founded in 1901 on the tenets of progressive education, the school currently enrolls 945 students and employs 200 dedicated faculty and staff members who, in addition to assistant teachers, substitute teachers and coaches, work together to ensure that the school lives up to its mission to “educate students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse, democratic society and global community.”
We areseeking an accomplished Music Teacher to join our expert faculty, covering a leave of absence throughout the 2022-23 school year. The Music Teacher is responsible for directing three Upper School choirs for students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, and co-teaching with the middle school choir teacher in grades 6, 7, and 8. The candidate should be an expert in vocal pedagogy and choral methods. This candidate should also be a proficient piano player who can support sectionals and rehearsals. The position includes serving as musical director for musical theater productions. Experience in the field of musical theater is required. Flexibility, creativity, a sense of humor, enthusiasm, organizational skills, and a desire to collaborate are highly valued characteristics for this position.
Masters in Music or a closely related discipline preferred
Significant choral experience
Experience with music technology preferred
Expectations of Music Teacher:
Organized and purposeful about materials and lesson plans
Excellent classroom management techniques
Able to be flexible, helpful, patient and creative
Sense of humor appreciated
Collaboration with music faculty colleagues
Engage in professional development and teaching that focuses on issues regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion
Francis W. Parker School is committed to prioritizing the safety and well-being of our community. Accordingly, we require that our employees, including new employees, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination is required upon start of employment with the School. Requests for reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.
To Apply: Please submit cover letter with resume by email or fax to (no telephone inquiries please):
Laureen Sweers, Director of Human Resources Francis W. Parker School 330 W. Webster Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 firstname.lastname@example.org fax: 773.549.4430
The faculty, staff and administration of Francis W. Parker School are integral parts of the School's community. Through their passion, dedication and commitment to the School's mission, they create and support an environment where exceptional child-centered learning can occur.
Francis W. Parker School is committed to cultivating a community of dedicated students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, administrators and alumni, who acknowledge, respect, and esteem diversity in our school; and who reflect, through their presence, the diversity of Chicago communities and the wider world. Francis W. Parker School is an equal opportunity employer.