The Proctor Academy Arts Department seeks a candidate to lead the music program beginning with the 2024-25 academic year.
The successful candidate must be deeply aligned with the School’s Mission and committed to its core values as a highly relational boarding-day school that believes in the transformative power of human potential in an extraordinary community of learners and doers. Proctor’s theme and intention “to become the healthiest school possible, understanding, valuing, and connecting the individual to community with compassion, integrity, and growth” will resonate with the successful candidate.
The primary function of the music director is to build excitement and interest around music and musical performance, activating the music building for a range of student performers. This role involves teaching students of varying abilities in vocal and instrumental techniques, fostering music appreciation in the classroom and community at large, and guiding students in ensemble performances. The ideal candidate will possess a degree in instrumental, choral, or vocal music education and/or significant experience performing and teaching music. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in program and/or curriculum development, performing in and conducting a pit band, or as a piano accompanist.
In addition to music responsibilities, the candidate will manage and schedule our recording studio, rehearsal space and whisper rooms in the music building as well as fulfill some combination of other duties normally associated with a teaching position (attending faculty and department meetings, advising, orientation group leader or support, project period group leader, afternoon program leader, and residential life duties).
Full-time benefits include 401(k) plan, health and dental insurance, life and AD&D insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability.
Proctor Academy is committed to building a community of inclusion across race, gender identity, age, religion, sexual orientation, and experience. We strongly encourage applications from candidates with diverse experiences and backgrounds.
Located in Andover, New Hampshire, Proctor Academy is an independent boarding and day school for 380 students in grades 9-12 founded in 1848. Its educational model combines a diverse campus-based academic program with unmatched off-campus experiential learning opportunities around the world that immerse students in different cultures and learning environments, helping them become truly global citizens.