Gann Academy is looking for an inspiring, creative vocal teacher to direct two vocal ensembles after school and on weekends (as needed). Monday-Thursday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, plus 1 to 3 evening and weekend commitments for performances (25%). Performances will be held on Saturday night, during the day Sunday and/or on weeknights. School will provide at least four weeks’ notice for all performances.
Audition students for a cappella ensemble; manage registration for vocal ensemble
Direct two 9th- 12th grade vocal ensembles, Red Cleffers (choral) and ShenaniGanns (a cappella)
Cultivate a positive learning environment and a cohesive ‘team culture’ among singers
Support a student leadership team for ShenaniGanns consisting of Assistant Music Director, Social Media Manager, and Concert Coordinators
Arrange music and create learning tracks for both ensembles
Collaborate with choral accompanist for rehearsals and performances
Plan logistics and transportation for performances
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
Previous experience managing vocal ensembles (work with high school students preferred)
Knowledge of vocal music, arrangement, a cappella, etc.
Knowledge of Jewish music and familiarity with Jewish culture
Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work with wide range of people—students, parents, faculty, staff, and community members.
Strong communication, planning, and interpersonal skills.
About Gann Academy
Gann Academy is a pluralistic Jewish day school that challenges students to cultivate their talents and interests in all areas of human potential: intellectual, artistic, spiritual and physical. Our faculty, made up of both Jewish and non-Jewish educators, facilitate the student journey. We seek teachers who are committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice; supporting diverse learners in the classroom; and connecting with students outside the classroom, both formally and informally. In growing our department, we are particularly interested in expanding the diversity of voices in our literature faculty. We are also interested in candidates who can help the department envision opportunities for collaboration across the humanities.