Mackintosh Academy, a co-educational independent school serving gifted students in K through 8th, is seeking a Performing Arts (PA) Specialist Teacher for the 2021–2022 academic year. Mackintosh Academy presents an exceptional opportunity to work with bright, dedicated, and creative students and colleagues in a highly innovative and naturally beautiful setting.
We seek a candidate who values the balance of intellectually challenging and creative program with developmentally appropriate and research-based practices. Our excellent student-teacher ratios allow for individualized instruction and education of the whole child. This PA teacher would be responsible for teaching in our “Great Hall,” working collaboratively with Lower & Middle School colleagues to implement an artistically strong, child-centered and differentiated curriculum to gifted children. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and training in working with children at this level.
Coordinates IB performing arts curriculum planning and implementation via a highly collaborative relationship with all grade-levels, specialist teachers, and curriculum coordinators.
Teaches developmentally appropriate vocal and instrumental music, performance arts (ie: storytelling, improv, musical theatre), choral repertoire, and movement to children grades K-8th. Familiarity with Orff instruments and pedagogy is desirable.
Run a successful Middle School choir program, several small student ensembles, and Lower & Middle School plays and musicals.
Facilitates the social and emotional development of the students. Key components of our daily life include: morning meetings, class meetings, service and leadership opportunities, class and school-wide agreements, rituals, routines, and all-school gatherings.
Implements a variety of instructional and assessment methods including integrated use of educational technology, design-thinking, experiential education, and project-based learning.
Responsible for facilitating our state-of-the-art performing arts center (Great Hall) for formal and informal performances/use.
Maintains solid frequent and effective communication with home, colleagues and administration.
Participates in staff meetings, retreats, and on various committees. Supports the overall mission of the school.
Application:Please send/email cover letter, resumé, statement of educational philosophy, and supporting materials to:
JJ Morrow , Head of School / Mackintosh Academy – Boulder / 6717 South Boulder Road / Boulder, CO 80303
Mackintosh Academy - Boulder is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in employment opportunitiesor practices because of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial and marital status, age,socioeconomic status, or disability. Mackintosh Academy - Boulder is committed to fostering justice, equity,diversity, and inclusion among our employees, school community, and beyond.
Bachelor’s Degree required. MA or MFA preferred.
Training and experience teaching IB Music (International Baccalaureate), a plus.