Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks an experienced, Part-Time Middle School Music teacher for the 2019-20 school year. This is a yearlong position; the teacher will work with four different groups of 5th and 6th graders over the course of the year. Tandem Friends School uses a rotating schedule, so classes meet at different times on different days throughout the year.
Tandem Friends seeks teachers who bring diverse skills and knowledge, a willingness to learn new things, and an appreciation for collaboration with students. At TFS, all teachers are active community members who share in the general support and care of the school community, serve as student advisors, and participate in community service and overnight trips among other activities.
Tandem Friends School aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community. The school welcomes applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. A Bachelor’s degree is expected. Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and references to email@example.com.
The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents and is both capable of and comfortable with teaching students of a wide range of age, maturity, and ability levels. Experience with student-centered teaching and learning practices is desired. Tandem Friends’ music program is grounded in rock and jazz music. The ideal candidate has an eclectic music background, experience teaching music theory to younger students, and experience with the instruction of a wide range of instruments and vocal music.
At Tandem Friends School, we believe that the finest education is achieved through an active partnership between faculty and students. We honor students by holding them to high standards. Teachers are dedicated to the intellectual, aesthetic and moral growth of each student. In turn, our students are expected to enter into this partnership with a sense of responsibility and respect for their mentors and for the entire school community.
Our high expectations of students are possible because our faculty and staff meet a high standard of professional and personal excellence in their work. All teacher candidate finalists spend a full day here and teach sample classes. We actively foster our employees' continuing growth through professional development funding and an environment that is characterized by open communication, collaboration and a strong sense of community. The combination of motivated students, engaged families, active institutional support and highly qualified employees makes this a dynamic learning community.
Tandem Friends School is a co-educational, independent day school for grades 5-12 with a diverse enrollment of 214 students. The school is located on a 31-ac...re campus in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was founded as The Tandem School in 1970, and was affiliated as a Quaker (Friends) school in 1995.
Tandem Friends is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.
Tandem Friends does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or national ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, scholarship or loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.