To apply, contact Doug Welch, Director of Operations
Extended substitute position for 19-20 school year (possibility for 20-21 extension)
Part-time salaried employee
Teach middle school Music; one grade level (about 20 students) per quarter
Approximately 5 hours of class/instruction time per week, plus planning and special events
Teach Chorus one day per week (preferred)
Responsibilities (Music): Execute a Music curriculum that incorporates playing simple instruments (recorder, ukulele, Orff instruments) and computer programs like Garage Band; basic reading and notation of music; individual and choral singing; listening; improvising; reflecting and journaling; critical thinking; researching; individual and group projects and presentations; discussions and debates; movement and games; and end-of-quarter Studio performances.
About Orchard House School
Orchard House School is a carefully designed, middle school for girls in grades five through eight, located in Richmond, Virginia’s Historic Fan District.
Every aspect of the Orchard House School education is deliberately based on the developmental and academic needs of our girls. We provide specific training in organization and study skills and foster an inclusive community that reinforces positive social skills. We have been recognized by national leaders in girls’ education for our academic programs and hands-on approach to math, science and technology. Our comprehensive arts program comprised of drama, visual arts, dance and music, as well as our physical education program and after-school athletic teams, round out the middle school years of our students.
We honor our planned vision for the school by welcoming girls of varying abilities that come from over 20 different schools and zip codes. Our curriculum and programs succeed in fostering personal and academic excellence. We are proud of our graduates as they return to diverse public, private, parochial and governor’s high schools and are consistently recognized for their achievements, talents and contributions. Leadersh...ip is at the heart of the curriculum. This program is designed to ensure that our girls have the skills and opportunities to develop a sense of leadership and commitment to the broader community.