Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory school, Pre-K through Grade 12, in Baltimore City, enrolling 829 students, 32% of whom identify as children of color. We are guided by the Quaker ideals of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. We strive to be a purposefully inclusive community that reflects the racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and religious diversity of our city and our region.
Educators at Friends are expected to model and foster the habits of mind we believe are essential to an outstanding education: creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience. We seek educators whose teaching styles and experiences demonstrate:
A desire to understand diverse attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and practices and to incorporate a culturally responsive lens into teaching and learning.
A record of successful collaboration with colleagues, families, and students.
A commitment to lifelong learning, and ongoing professional
An ability to infuse technology to enhance student learning.
An openness to interdisciplinary teaching.
An appreciation for and understanding of the social and emotional development of students.
Flexibility, optimism, and a sense of
Friends School of Baltimore seeks a full-time Middle School Choral/General Music Teacher for the 2021-22 school-year. We seek a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative music educator who is committed to the continued development of a cohesive K-12 music program in conjunction with our Lower School and Upper School music teachers.
Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in music, and have at least 3-5 years of experience teaching music. The ideal candidate will have experience with adolescent development, the changing voice, and recognize the joys of working with middle school students. The candidate must be able to play piano and provide vocal direction and instruction. In addition to vocal training, experience playing and teaching other instruments is desired. The position will also require the successful candidate to advise 10-15 Middle School students per year; offering guidance and support in school, acting as the main liaison between the child’s family and school, and leading family conferences throughout the year.
The candidate will be responsible for teaching music (general music and choral performance) to students in grades six through eight.
Develop creative and engaging lesson plans that allow students to grow their appreciation, skills and understanding through individual and collaborative work.
Lead weekly Chorus classes, working with a staff accompanist, and prepare students for various musical programs (concerts, musicals.)
Serve as Musical Director of the Middle School musical, working with a team of adults, and rehearsing on weekends and after school.
Creatively collaborate with grade level teams to integrate music across the division.
Communicate with families through three annual report cycles.
Participate in department, division, supervisory and faculty meetings.
Commit to being a learner and participant in addressing issues of social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-bias education in our curriculum and in our community.
Friends School of Baltimore is currently teaching music class in a hybrid program mode for all students (distance learners and on-campus learners.) We will be teaching in-person in 2021-22, the successful candidate will have the flexibility, creativity, and strategies to teach a music program online if necessary in the future. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions in vocal and instrumental music, we are still committed to developing and supporting a high-quality music program.
Friends School of Baltimore actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world's diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends School of Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups who might enrich and diversify the school community are strongly encouraged to apply.