MVS is seeking an innovative and culturally inclusive music and choral performing arts teacher committed to developing compassionate global citizens. The ideal candidate is a passionate and skillful musician/educator, who is eager to invest their talents in our music, choral, and theater programs. The MVS Performing Arts Department creates a continuous learning experience in music and theater arts for students from Early Childhood through 12th grade. Grounded in the Orff method, students in EC-3 have the opportunity to engage folk songs, movement activities, and pitched percussion performances. Beginning in grade 4, students choose between band, choir and strings ensembles and may continue in their respective discipline through 12th grade. Advanced level ensembles are offered at the middle school level (including an a cappella choir and Jazz band). Each discipline also offers an upper school ensemble (A cappella choir, Jazz Band and String ensemble). Students also have the opportunity to engage full-scale plays and musicals beginning in 4th grade.
This new faculty member should establish a supportive and engaging environment for students ranging from 4th - 12th grade, demonstrate the ability to create developmentally appropriate curricula, work collaboratively with colleagues and parents, have excellent communication skills, and demonstrate a teaching proficiency and comfort with a variety of different teaching and learning styles. Ideal candidates will possess prior experience leading a cappella groups, mixed-level choirs, and directing/music directing theatre productions. Additional duties include co-teaching and designing a month-long immersive, interdisciplinary course, which may involve domestic and/or international travel.Candidates without prior teaching experience will also be considered.
Demonstrate a commitment to culturally inclusive curricula and inclusive classroom practices.
Build collaborative partnership with students and parents
Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through engagement in ongoing professional development
Direct four sections of choir in grades 4 - 12 (including two a cappella groups) and varied upper school Performing Arts electives
Lead/co-lead extracurricular activities, such as theater/musical theater productions
Lead/Co-lead an Immersion program in January
Develop and propose new courses each year, including new Immersion programs
Undergraduate or master’s degree in Music (performance or education) is required
The desire to work with 4th-12th grade students in an experiential setting
Proficiency in piano accompaniment
Ability to sight read, arrange/transpose vocal and instrumental parts
Audio engineering skills are a plus.
The Miami Valley School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any application for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic testing, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.
The Miami Valley School’s (MVS) mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For a half-century, MVS has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio community. Here, faculty are educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally-recognized leader in experience-based learning.