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Music Director

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About The Barstow School

Kansas City, MO
4 hit(s)  



Kansas City, Missouri




Full Time - Faculty



Required Education:

4 Year Degree

The Barstow School is a co-educational school where students in preschool through twelfth grade develop in a challenging educational community. As originally stated by Mary Louise Barstow, the objective of the school remains “to promote sound scholarship and to give symmetrical development to mind, body and character.” The goals of The Barstow School are to: graduate well-rounded and self-confident individuals; offer a rigorous and challenging college preparatory curriculum; provide opportunities to develop leadership and enhance skills for lifelong learning; develop highly skilled, ethical users of technology; maintain a community that is diverse, accepting and inclusive; promote service work to the community by students and adults; foster open communication among all constituents in the Barstow community; encourage the development of faculty through ongoing learning opportunities; act as good stewards of the institution’s physical, financial and human resources.

The Barstow school seeks an innovative, passionate, and accomplished educator and musician to oversee our Choral Music Program. In addition to directing the Middle School and Upper School choirs, the Choral Music Teacher will direct the music for a total of three musical theatre productions in Lower School, Middle School and Upper School. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a music related field. Experience teaching children and/or adolescents required. Some background in theatre education is preferred.

An ideal candidate will:

Be familiar with an expansive repertoire, which engages a variety of talent at all levels from 1


to 12



have experience teaching 1


to 12



have an understanding of current teaching pedagogies and child development

have knowledge and experience in both choral and instrumental instruction at the secondary level

be able to play the piano

possess flexibility in both implementing best learning practices and pursuing success for each student

possess a high degree of cultural competency and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations

demonstrate fluency with academic technology that advances learning for students and a willingness to integrate technology into classroom experiences

enjoy collaborating with colleagues within and across subject areas

invest in the community and participate in the lives of our students outside of the classroom

practice patience and empathy with adolescents

have excellent communication skills

be self-reflective, able to work independently, and committed to professional growth

have experience in music directing musical theatre plays

be able to teach introductory acting classes

have a willingness and/or experience directing a show choir

Please direct all inquiries, including a cover letter, current resume, completed application (found on the school's website at, and contact information for three references to Elizabeth Bartow, Director of Middle and Upper School at

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About The Barstow School

The Barstow School is located in Kansas City, MO and is the oldest independent school west of the Mississippi and has been operating continuously for 132 years. A coeducational college preparatory school, Barstow serves 710 students from Pre-S - Grade 12.

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