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Music Instructor Band Faculty - Percussion Specialist

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Saint Andrew's School - Boca Raton, FL

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About Saint Andrew’s School:

Saint Andrew's School is an independent, co-educational school for grades PK-12, Saint Andrew's is both a day school and a boarding school, educating students from across the United States and throughout the world. As a college preparatory school in the Episcopal tradition, Saint Andrew's welcomes students of all faiths, customs, cultures, and beliefs. "Honor Above All," academic excellence and education in Mind, Body, and Spirit reflect Saint Andrew's experience. We are committed to educating the "whole child" while instilling a dedication to lifelong learning. 

 

Saint Andrew’s School seeks employees who are committed to our mission to provide educational excellence in an inclusive community, fostering lifelong learning and nurturing each individual in mind, body, and spirit in the Episcopal tradition. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and experiences will help us promote an inclusive school culture. We are committed to respecting the dignity of each member of our community, and we strive to recruit a diverse and talented faculty and staff.

 

Position Summary:
This individual serves as a member of the Performing Arts Band faculty, fulfilling all teaching duties for 6 different Lower, Middle, and Upper School Band classes, grades 4-12. The Director of Percussion supports the students during Full Band and also teaches all Percussion sectionals. 

This position is responsible for both repertoire selections and the conducting of Percussion ensembles for all concerts, chapel services, assemblies, and special school Admissions and Advancement events. This position is required to participate in the annual Lower School Performing Arts Explorations after school, as well as the Upper and Middle School Music Performance Assessments held off campus. The Director of Percussion provides regular student supervision during Performing Arts events, and provides physical assistance with stage transitions during concerts.   

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach Percussion students in Lower School Grade 4 Band, Grade 5 Band, Middle School Beginning, Concert, and Advanced Bands, and Upper School Symphonic Band.

  • Maintain all Saint Andrew’s Percussion instrument inventory, including ongoing instrument maintenance and annual instrument repairs. 

  • Collaborate with the Band Directors and colleagues to develop and implement the curriculum, including repertoire selection.

  • Support Band students at all co-curricular events, as directed by the Director of Performing Arts. These may include concerts on or off campus, Music Performance Assessments, Band Trips, Band Festivals, and local community events.

  • Support Band students in school performances including but not limited to assembly performances, chapels, Admissions, or Advancement events.

  • Provide support to the Upper School Jazz Band with attendance at rehearsals and performances. 

  • Provide sectional instruction as scheduled for all Upper School, Middle School, and Lower School Percussion students.

  • Provide regular extra help to Band students.

  • Regularly attend all Division, Department, Band, and Production meetings.

  • Serve as an US advisor.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School and Director of Performing Arts.
     

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; Master’s degree preferred 

  • At least five (5) years teaching Percussion in an independent school or equivalent experience 

  • Possess a collegiality and willingness to collaborate with colleagues

  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and promote a positive working environment

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Clear written and oral communication skill

  • Commitment to a growth mindset and continuous development
     

Physical Demands:  Must be able to sit, stand, walk, bend, lift, and for the majority of the work day. May be required to lift up to 50  pounds.

 

Saint Andrew’s School is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, gender, race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability or handicap, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirement of all federal, state, and local laws. 

 

Saint Andrew’s is a drug-free workplace. All employees must successfully maintain an acceptable Level II criminal background check.  Saint Andrew’s School may, in its discretion, modify or adjust the position to meet the school’s changing needs.

 

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