Director of Music @ The Rashi School

Director of Music

The Rashi School seeks a Director of Music for the 2020-2021 school year. Reporting to the Assistant Head of School, the Director of Music is tasked with developing in each student an appreciation of the art of music, techniques of vocal and/or instrumental music expression, and the knowledge and skills in listening to and reading music. Music plays a vital role in Rashi School life, both in Jewish and secular studies.

Position Responsibilities:
Teach twelve (12) classes of grade K-5 music education (two sections per grade level) each week with a balance of performance, movement, composition, music theory, and music appreciation.
Teach one (1) class of shira (music related to Jewish holidays and prayer) to each grade K-2 class weekly.
Teach one (1) class each of chorus to grades 3 and 4.
Teach one (1) Middle School elective each trimester.
Collaborate with Songleader and School Rabbi to ensure students develop a comprehensive repertoire of Jewish music for prayer and holiday celebrations.
Collaborate with Theatre Director on spring musicals for Lower and Middle School grade-level productions.
Collaborate with classroom and Hebrew teachers to integrate music into regular classroom curriculum.
Participate in weekly musical Kabbalat Shabbat celebration.
Monitor and manage school-owned music education inventory safe storage. Arrange for replacements and repairs as required.

Select and requisition books, musical instruments, and instructional aids; maintain required inventory records.
Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive learning environment during practice, group rehearsals, and performances.
Communicate with parents on student progress.
Identify student needs and collaborate with other faculty in addressing learning differences.
Participate in faculty development and informational meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or Head of School.

Qualifications and Attributes:
Bachelor’s degree in music required. Master’s degree preferred.

3 to 5 years experience teaching music in a school setting (K-8).
Fluency with piano or guitar.
Confident singing ability.
A deep knowledge of modern Israeli music, traditional Jewish music, and liturgy required.
Familiarity with Responsive Classroom preferred.

Physical Requirements:
Able to sit, stand, reach, and type.
Able to listen/hear and communicate orally.
Able to use telephone and computers.
Play musical instruments.

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, retirement plans, Life Insurance
  • Other Benefits: In addition to medical, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurance, plus retirement plan match, and generous paid time off benefits, student tuition and fee discounts are available.
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-01-06
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  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Music
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools
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Job Location
The Rashi School
8000 Great Meadow Road
Dedham , Massachusetts 02026
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