ABOUT US: Oregon Episcopal School occupies a wooded 59 acre campus where 880 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade share an excellent faculty, an inquiry based curriculum, and a strong sense of community. The School values employees who seek to continually develop the OES Essential Competencies in themselves and others and are prepared to engage in a vibrant, culturally diverse learning community.
JOB SUMMARY: The Middle School vocal music teacher provides classroom instruction to Middle School students in grades six, seven and eight. This position requires close collaboration with other members of the arts faculty—both performing and visual, in addition to collaboration with fellow Middle School faculty. The role is also responsible for encouraging students to participate in school-wide and community music opportunities, and generally serving as an enthusiastic leader for the vocal music program. The vocal music teacher should possess a willingness to teach students at all levels using student-led rehearsals and other inquiry-based approaches to teaching and learning as opposed to focusing solely on performances, competitions or festivals. The successful vocal music teacher will have experience working with students and families from diverse backgrounds, empathy for the experience of non-dominant culture students, and a creative approach to incorporating these values and experience into the vocal music curriculum. OES teachers are guided by the Learning and Teaching at OES faculty growth model.
This is a full-time, academic year position that comes with a competitive salary, generous benefits package, abundant professional development opportunities, and one excellent meal daily. For more information on benefits at OES visit theOES Benefits Guide. Starts late August 2022.
Design, manage, develop, and facilitate a dynamic, engaging, and effective curriculum.
Manage the classroom environment so that all students can learn safely and effectively.
Establish and maintain appropriate standards for student behavior using Restorative Practice methods which encourage reflection and problem solving and support positive self-esteem and building relationships.
Serve as a role model for Middle School students.
Write and submit evaluation reports for students in a timely manner.
Collaborate effectively with faculty and other colleagues.
Communicate with students and parents in an effective, timely, and professional manner.
Facilitate communication with advisee parents, including running advisee conferences.
Act as a grade level advisor for advisees and advisee parents.
Attend Middle School meetings and Team meetings.
Engage fully in OES based DEI development activities
Supervise certain duties during the school day, lead evening and school day performances, and attend two overnight Middle School trips.
Liaison / Other Duties
The role requires the Instructor to work with the following:
Chaplaincy (groups perform in Chapel often)
St. John the Baptist music director and chaplain (joint events, concerts)
Instrumental music teachers on campus
LS general music teachers on campus and after-school lessons teachers
Maintenance (set up requests for concerts and events)
BA/BS or equivalent in relevant discipline
Five years of successful teaching experience in a K-12 setting and two years choral conducting experience
Intercultural competence, ability to interact appropriately with students, coworkers, family members of all backgrounds and identities; ability to teach diverse groups of students effectively, commitment to equity, and inclusion
IT skills: general digital literacy, intermediate to advanced MS Office Suite, database skills, web applications including Google Docs, Zoom or Skype, etc. as appropriate to job duties
Ability to pass a background check and drug screen
Documentation of Covid-19 vaccination or religious/medical exemption
NOTE: OES takes the safety of our community very seriously. OES requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including boosters), and will only make exceptions for documented medical and religious accommodations when they do not cause an undue hardship or create a direct threat to our community.
Advanced degree in relevant discipline
Three or more years of managing and teaching vocal ensembles, preferably with Middle School students
Experience organizing and managing public music performances, including student support and logistics
Instrumental music experience and/or ability
Experience with Kodaly
Extensive knowledge of vocal music and literature of pedagogy
Skill in coaching students through adolescent voice development
Demonstrated ability to play piano for rehearsal purposes
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Strong Interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team setting using team-based and collaborative approaches; ability to maintain collegial relations with colleagues
Ability to consistently apply principles of equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in day to day work and in the broader workplace community
Organizational skills, ability to effectively manage multiple tasks as well as the flexibility to meet job requirements beyond the school day
Flexibility, ability to employ a balanced approach to assisting students and their parents and establishing and maintaining a positive rapport with students and families
Knowledge of educational technology; openness to innovation, willingness to learn as digital tools evolve, ability to integrate evolving IT into curriculum
Primarily classroom environment, ability to sit at computer and keyboard for moderate periods
Ability to stand aided or unaided to conduct vocal ensembles
Ability to lift up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis
Mobility sufficient to move about the campus and to navigate off-campus locations on school trips
Ability to see, hear, and speak to interact with students, parents, and groups of individuals
COMPENSATION: Faculty salary scale based on education and years’ teaching experience plus benefits
Oregon Episcopal School prepares students for higher education and lifelong learning by inspiring intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so that they may realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.
Oregon Episcopal School occupies a wooded 59 acre campus where 880 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade share an excellent faculty, an inquiry based curriculum, and a strong sense of community. The School values employees who seek to continually develop the OES Essential Competencies in themselves and others and are prepared to engage in a vibrant, culturally diverse learning community.