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Orchestra Teacher (Part-Time)

  • 22 Jul 2021 7:50 PM
    Message # 10769143

    About Marymount

    Marymount is an Independent, Catholic all-girls high school that fosters confidence, joy, leadership, and a sense of greater purpose in each student. Education of the whole girl is one of the most important pillars upon which the academic and co-curricular programs are built. The school celebrates the individuality of each student, empowering girls to become their best selves academically, emotionally and socially. Established in 1923 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), Marymount High School shares the tradition of an international network of schools including sister schools in New York, Europe, and South America. Located in Westwood/Bel Air, just north of UCLA in Los Angeles.

    Position Overview

    Marymount seeks to hire an enthusiastic educator, to serve as our Orchestra Teacher and Accompanist. The part-time position entails teaching 1 semester of Orchestra 1 and 1 semester of Advanced Orchestra in Fall, 1 semester of Orchestra 2 in Spring, and 1 full year of CAP Orchestra. The Orchestra Teacher will also assist with the winter concert, spring musical, masses, and other school events as needed. The ideal candidate has a college degree in a relevant field and a minimum of 3 years professional experience teaching.

    Job Duties & Requirements  

    Orchestra Teacher

    • Teach Orchestra classes to grades 9-12.
    • Manage Advanced Orchestra Honors and Orchestra I/II classes
    • Prepare and conduct orchestra for end-of-semester concerts (Winter Concert and Spring Arts Festival)
    • Select appropriate repertoire for each end-of-semester concert
    • Arrange songs as necessary for instrumentation
    • Prepare orchestra for each mass (~5 total throughout the year, usually repertoire is chosen by Head of Religious Studies)
    • Create small ensemble groups to perform at Open House
    • Prepare presentations about orchestra program for incoming students' orientation, Back to School Night, and Open House
    • Collaborate with the Performing Arts Department Chair, Choir Director, Dance Teacher, and Theatre Director as needed for school events and masses.
    • Provide instruction appropriate for individual student differences and learning styles. Create a learning environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social and emotional development of students and aligned with the stated mission of the school.
    • Prepare select orchestra students to perform in the pit for the spring musical
    • Attend faculty and department meetings as needed
    • Minimum of three (3) years related professional experience teaching orchestra
    • BFA/MFA in music performance/composition; Bachelor of Music Education preferred
    • Experience working with High School students, preferred.
    • Strong knowledge and skill with a broad range of music styles, history, theory, musicianship, vocal pedagogy, instruments and music technology
    • Knowledge of and practical experience in teaching instrumental technique and leading ensemble
    • Excellent classroom management, communication and organization skills
    • An ability to convey a love of music to the students
    • Flexibility with work schedule is necessary as day, evening, and weekend hours will be periodically required.


    Piano Accompanist Position (Seeking a qualified choral accompanist for interested candidates)

    • Attend every choir class and play warm-ups as needed
    • Learn assigned choir songs, as well as be able to play individual vocal parts
    • Perform at end-of-semester choir concerts (Winter Concert and Spring Arts Festival)
    • Accompany each mass (~5 total throughout the year)
    • Learn entire spring musical, and attend Saturday rehearsals and after-school rehearsals during Spring semester
    • Play in the pit of the spring musical
    • Play graduation rehearsals (which includes the Star-Spangled Banner, the Alma Mater, and the senior song)
    • Perform at Cabaret Night and graduation 

    Marymount High School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Marymount High School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

    Last modified: 22 Jul 2021 8:07 PM | Anonymous member

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