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String Teacher

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About Ethical Culture Fieldston School

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Riverdale, NY

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Riverdale, New York

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Full Time - Faculty

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Visual/Performing Arts

Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive preK-12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs. Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECFS offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan. Fieldston Middle and Upper School are located on the Riverdale campus and is comprised of approximately 1000 students 6th through 12th grade and over 100 faculty/staff.

Fieldston Middle and Upper School is looking for an outstanding, experienced, strings teacher, who is comfortable working in a progressive school with a diverse student body. This is a full-time, 10 month position.

Primary responsibilities include directing three middle school bands, a high school woodwind ensemble and teaching chamber music. The ideal candidate must be comfortable, and excited about working collaboratively with other faculty and assuming responsibility as an advisor for a small group of students and other duties assigned to full time faculty.

Ideal candidates will be energized by employing a range of pedagogical approaches and will be excited by the opportunity to teach a diverse student body in a values based community. The ideal candidate has also demonstrated a commitment to addressing issues of equity, identity, and privilege, within and outside the classroom. A passion for working with middle and high school students, a flexible attitude, a commitment to lifelong learning, and a sense of humor are essential.

Bachelor’s degree in music. Masters preferred

Minimum 3-5 years of experience teaching music in a school setting.

Thorough knowledge and experience teaching Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass performance is a must.

Excellent organizational and communication skills

Proven ability to conduct large ensemble rehearsals as well as teach group lessons on all string instruments

Thorough knowledge of Chamber Music for strings

Ability to arrange music for string ensembles

Prior work in middle and high school environments working with students from grades 6 to 12.

Proficient with using technology, including music notation software.

To be considered for the above mentioned position, please, please send a letter of interest, a resume, a statement of your educational philosophy and contact information for three professional references to online job portal. Please generate all documents in one MS Word or a converted pdf file to upload with your application. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled.

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About Ethical Culture Fieldston School

Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive preK-12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs. Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECFS offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students

from PreK to 12 on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.

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