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Music Director

The Rashi School seeks a full-time Music Director for the 2018-2019 school year.  Music is threaded throughout the school in formal music classes and through integration in the classrooms, prayer, and school programs.
Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching 12 classes of K-5 music (2 sections per grade level) each week with a balance of performance, movement, composition, music theory, and music appreciation
  • Teaching 1 class each of chorus to grades 3 and 4
  • Teaching 1 middle school elective each trimester
  • Collaborating with the songleader and School Rabbi to ensure students are exposed to a deep repertoire of Jewish music for both prayer and holiday celebrations
  • Collaborating with the Theatre Director on the spring musicals for Lower and Middle School and on the integration of music in grade-level productions
  • Collaborating with classroom teachers and Hebrew teachers to integrate music into their curriculum
  • Participating in a weekly musical Shabbat celebration during school

Successful candidates will have an undergraduate or advanced degree in music or music education and 5-7 years of experience teaching music in a school setting to students in grades K-8. A passion for music education, and a deep knowledge of Jewish music are required.  An ability to relate to students in grades K-8, and an outstanding ability to differentiate instruction and challenge all learners are essential. The ability to play piano and/or guitar is preferred.

Candidates should email cover letter, resume, and professional references to jobs@rashi.org.
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