Fairfield Country Day School seeks an ambitious, dedicated, and visionary music teacher to co-direct a well established program. All boys in grades 5–9 at FCDS take music classes and participate in choirs. Boys in grades 5 and 6 play recorders and chimes, and Upper School boys (grades 7–9) have the opportunity to participate in handbells, Pinstripes (a cappella group), and a string chamber orchestra. Each year the music department produces several concerts and a musical. The department also organizes performance in the greater community, New York City, and tours abroad.
Teaches music classes (grades 5-9)
Leverages relational learning and best practices for engaging boys in courses and ensembles
In conjunction with Lower School music teacher, co-directs Pinstripes (a cappella group), Concert Choir, and other ensembles
Lead musical or theatrical performance
Accompanies Lower School concerts
Serves as an Upper School advisor
Coordinates and leads offsite appearances
Collaborates collegially with Upper School faculty, participating as fully as possible in the life of the division beyond music program
Communicates clearly and directly with boys, parents, and colleagues
Challenges and supports all learners through differentiation and adherence to any recommendations provided by outside psychologists
Maintains curriculum maps and prepares lessons thoroughly
Experience or interest in athletic coaching is desirable
We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status.
We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to our school’s diversity––Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. FCDS is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status.