Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK-12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan. The Fieldston Middle and Upper School campuses are located in Riverdale and are comprised of approximately 1000 students from 6-12th grade.
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The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and belief and seek a student body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities, and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives, and see the world beyond the self. We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic and progressive school a reality.
Primary responsibilities include directing/teaching three middle school percussion ensembles and four high school percussion ensembles and providing percussionists for middle school concert band and jazz ensemble. Additional duties will be assigned to this full-time role. The ideal candidate must be comfortable, and excited about working collaboratively with other faculty.
Ideal candidates will be energized by employing a range of pedagogical approaches and will be excited by the opportunity to teach a diverse student body in a values based community. The ideal candidate has also demonstrated a commitment to addressing issues of equity, identity, and privilege, within and outside the classroom. A passion for working with middle and high school students, a flexible attitude, a commitment to lifelong learning, and a sense of humor are essential.
? Bachelor’s degree in music. Masters preferred
? Prior work in middle and high school environments working with students from grades 6 to 12 with minimum 3 years of experience teaching music
? Thorough knowledge of and experience teaching all percussion including mallet instruments, hand percussion and drums is a must
? Knowledge and experience teaching a wide range of styles including jazz, current pop styles and traditional concert band are a must
? Excellent organizational and communication skills
? Ability to transcribe and arrange music for percussion ensembles
? Proficient with using technology, including music notation software such as Sibelius and Finale and online assessment software such as Noteflight and Smart Music
? Organize and conduct two percussion concerts per year and co-lead two middle school band concerts per year in additional to other performances as needed
To be considered for the above mentioned position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references. Complete applications must be submitted by Sunday, March 14, 2021 to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please do not contact the school.
ECFS is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to be a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the metropolitan New York City area, our students, and families. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. ECFS takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.
About Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK to 12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs.
Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECFS offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities.
A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.