Bosque School, a co-ed independent day school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, seeks a Middle School choir and drama teacher to begin August 2019. Bosque School offers a collaborative, digitally supported teaching environment with opportunities for cross-disciplinary inquiry learning. In keeping with Bosque's Academic Mission, we seek a teacher who approaches the study of the performing arts in ways that forefront inquiry, cultivating performing, reading, and thinking skills in the context of strong relationships, with a deep understanding and appreciation of adolescent learners. Our curriculum and pedagogy seek to prepare each member of our diverse student body to negotiate a multicultural society. Accordingly, we seek a teacher with a demonstrated ability to teach while representing diverse multicultural perspectives with nuanced attention to classroom dynamics.
Create a safe, student-centered, rigorous, and nurturing learning environment for all students
Teach Middle School choir to total 3 sections
Serve as a faculty advisor to approximately 10-12 students
Participate in faculty meetings and ongoing professional development
Collaborate within the performing arts department, grade level faculty, and other faculty groups in disciplinary and cross-disciplinary inquiry projects
Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Head of the Middle School
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree required
Experience teaching in a music or drama classroom or related experience preferred
Experience directing both choral and musical theater
Demonstrated cultural competence with regard to both curriculum and pedagogy
Passion and skill to contribute positively to an educational environment that supports a lifelong love of learning
Commitment to student-centered, inquiry based learning
Commitment to Bosque School’s mission and values
ACADEMIC MISSION STATEMENT
At Bosque School, we design learning experiences that inspire students to explore challenging concepts and ideas and to be daring in their pursuit of deep understanding. Our academic program is grounded in inquiry and prizes curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. Decisions of content and pedagogy reflect the diverse and changing world in which we live and offer a pathway to discovering individual passions and how to live ethically in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. This position is open until filled and consideration of all candidates will take place until an offer is made and accepted. Position begins August 2019.
Bosque School is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and recognition of individuals on the basis of their ability and job related qualifications and without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state, or local law. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students. The school complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application/interview process are requested to contact the School in order to arrange such accommodation.
About Bosque School
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bosque School values integrity, community and scholarship. Our progressive curriculum is designed to support a lifelong learning mindset through challenge and inquiry. Through the Bosque Environmental Monitoring Program, our students host thousands of peers from around the state as they are trained on-site to collect scientific data for use by researchers at the University of New Mexico. A dynamic Service Learning program develops student leadership skills. Ongoing teacher growth is facilitated by the Sofia Center for Professional Development, like BEMP and our student service program, an expression of the school's commitment to public-private partnership in our community. Currently, we serve about 485 students in grades six through twelve. There are over 50 full-time faculty members with more than half of them holding advanced degrees. The average class size is 18 and the average student:faculty ratio is 9:1.