Part-Time Musical Director for 8th and 9th Grade Musical Production
Fenn seeks candidates for a part-time position as Musical Director of Fenn’s Upper School Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot Young@Part®. The position, which starts in January 2024, involves working with the Upper School Musical cast and Drama teacher to prepare for and perform a Musical at the end of the school year. The rehearsals take place on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. and occasionally on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The School can be flexible if a candidate can’t attend all rehearsals. The tech, final rehearsals, and performances will take place on May 3 and May 6-11.
A successful candidate will be a proactive and collaborative educator who can support the mission of the School and work well with students, parents, faculty, and staff. Specific characteristics needed include strong classroom management skills and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Leading the musical components of Fenn’s Upper School Musical Production, including teaching all songs and playing the piano during rehearsals
- Collaborating with colleagues in the Drama Department, specifically the production Director
- Completing regular formal reporting of student performance
- Keeping the Department Chair and Division Head informed about student progress
- Experience working with students in grades eight and nine
- Proficiency and passion for teaching musical theater
- Bachelor's degree required; additional training or experience preferred
- A love for working with adolescent boys
- Experience with and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work in a school setting
Fenn offers a highly competitive salary and a generous benefits package. Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for professional references via email attachment to Nat Carr, Assistant Head of School, at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Receipt of materials will be acknowledged via email.
The School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants, without regard to gender, age, military or veteran status, race (which shall include traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture, hair type, hair length and protective hairstyles, such as braids, locks, twists, Bantu knots, hair coverings and other formations), color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, religion, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.