Bullis School, a co-educational, K-12, non-denominational day school in Potomac, Maryland, seeks an innovative, experienced, energetic and dedicated candidate to direct the Middle and Upper School Choral Music program. The position begins in August 2017 and involves teaching three graded Middle School ensembles and an Upper School program consisting of two mixed ensembles. A full-time teaching position also includes extra-curricular advisory/coaching roles as determined by institutional needs and candidate expertise/interest.
We seek a candidate who values global connections and can guide our students as they develop a deeper understanding of the 21st century world. Collaborative work, interdisciplinary thinking, as well as interest in developing curriculum around essential questions are part of current departmental work. Bullis values teachers who plan student-centered, innovative lessons and who employ a variety of strategies and assessments.
Successful teachers at Bullis are energized by curriculum development and are grounded in current learning theory. They have the desire and techniques to engage students in active learning and teaching for understanding both inside and outside the classroom. Technology use is an ongoing and active development at Bullis for both students and faculty. Candidates should be able to creatively integrate technology to enhance student learning and engagement while working in a one-to-one student-laptop environment.
Skills & Requirements
Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of five years teaching experience and a graduate degree in choral conducting or music education. Candidates should have demonstrated success with both Middle and Upper School choral programs, experience with curriculum development and familiarity with the choral literature canon, as well as a comfortability with ethnic and world music.
Excellent piano skills and incorporation of Dalcroze, Orff and Kodaly methodologies are expected, as is an ability to engage a variety of learning styles in the classroom. Implementation of technology in the choral rehearsal is fundamental. Experience with concert production and creative team collaboration is essential. Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are required.
Bullis is located on a scenic 102-acre campus in Potomac, MD and is easily accessible by route 270 from DC and Northern Virginia. Bullis offers a robust benefits package to any employee working 20 or more hours per week that includes health and dental insurance, 401k plan, free daily lunch to all employees, a computer program for staff, and much more. Bullis School is committed to staff diversity, equality, and continued professional growth.
To view a full job description and apply, please visit the careers page on Bullis School's website at http://www.bullis.org/careers