Upper School Choral Music Teacher

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-796097
    • Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 01, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Blake School seeks to hire a creative and engaging Upper School Choral Music Teacher with experience administering an active and successful choral program. This is a 1.0 FTE ongoing position starting in the 2022-23 school year. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes our community strong and empowers students to engage across differences.

Applicants must complete the online job application, provide links to audio/video recordings (video preferred) of recent choral concerts conducted by the applicant, and provide digital copies of programs from recent concerts conducted by the applicant. Video recordings of the applicant rehearsing with a choir are also welcome.  

The committee will begin the review of applications in December with the intent of inviting finalists to campus as early as late January. Blake will typically cover the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting from out of town.

Experience and Skills:

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at the secondary level (grades 9-12)
  • Commitment to imaginative programming of diverse choral repertoire
  • Experience fostering healthy vocal development in school-age singers
  • B.A./B.M. degree or higher in music or music education
  • Ability to work with students, parents and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Collaborative working style
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with parents

 

Responsibilities:

  • Administer and conduct an active choral program
  • Teach three choirs each semester
  • Co-teach musical theater class every other year
  • Provide individual and group vocal coaching
  • Advise and provide artistic direction for two student-led co-curricular ensembles
  • Coordinate and direct two major concerts involving all choirs and co-curricular ensembles
  • Provide vocal music direction for the spring musical
  • Plan and lead an annual spring concert tour
  • Work collaboratively with the PK-12 arts department