North Country School is seeking a middle school music teacher for the fall of 2021. The successful candidate will join a community of dedicated, compassionate, energetic, and experienced faculty who are committed to the mission to “create a community that gives children the self-confidence, knowledge, skills, and values to lead satisfying and productive lives while contributing to their world.” Our goal is to build a joyful, inclusive, and respectful learning community.
The primary teaching responsibilities for this position are centered around teaching between 15 and 20, 45-minute music classes a week to 4th - 9th grade students. Candidates should have experience teaching a variety of instruments and preferably experience leading band-like jam sessions with students. While North Country School is a boarding school, this position does not include residential life duties outside of the academic school day.
Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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North Country School is a junior boarding/day school for grades 4-9 located on a 220-acre campus in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Park in Lake Placid, New York. North Country School gives children a humanistic education rooted in respect and responsibility for self and others. Central to our academic program is a hands-on, place-based approach founded on the progressive tradition of John Dewey. Math students learn measurement and computer skills by tracking the weights of newborn lambs. Science students study anatomy by reassembling chicken skeletons from birds they harvest. English students write persuasive letters to elected officials about environmental issues they research. Arts students restore rowboats, knit scarves from wool from our own sheep, and create sculptures and murals that decorate our campus.
About North Country School
Founded in 1938, North Country School (NCS) sits in the heart of the mountains in the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, of which two million acres is forest preserve. NCS has long practiced a progressive, hands-on, and place-based education for boarding and day students in grades 4-9. Programming is held in the summer months under North Country School’s sister organization, Camp Treetops. Our 220-acre campus includes extensive vegetable and flower gardens, a working farm, a maple sugaring operation, a six-trail ski hill, a thirty-six-route rock climbing crag, two riding rings, and over 3 miles of recreational trails, as well as a state-of-the-art performing arts center and teaching/learning kitchen. North Country School serves children who come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and countries and provides a humanistic education rooted in respect and responsibility for self and others. At NCS, the students are known well by the dedicated, multi-talented adults who teach and care for them. NCS's unique academic programming includes an engaging traditional core curriculum and hands-on projects alongside signature programs in the arts, farm and garden, outdoors, and community life. Wi...th extensive offerings in studio and performing arts, outdoor activities from horseback riding to ice climbing, and barn and garden experiences like watching lambs give birth or harvesting vegetables, NCS provides a variety of venues in which every child can find success.