Deerfield Academy announces a search for the position of Music Director to begin duties August 15, 2014.
The primary responsibility is to oversee all aspects of the music program, teach two classes, and direct the choral program. The most attractive candidates would be able to conduct the Chorus and teach AP Music Theory and Composition. The ability to conduct an orchestra and coach chamber music would be valued as well.
Other responsibilities include those normally associated with boarding school life: residential (dormitory resident or associate); co-curricular (athletics, community service); dining hall duties; committee work; and other routine duties.
Candidates must have the energy to thrive with varied, challenging work, a genuine appreciation of adolescents, a sense of humor, and the ability to work as part of a team. A desire to live and work in a residential academic community, as well as, prior teaching or conducting experience is essential.
Deerfield Academy is situated in the middle of Historic Deerfield, a colonial village in western Massachusetts. The Academy is nonsectarian and coeducational; it enrolls 640 students and employs 120 faculty; it offers competitive salary and benefits packages.
Candidates should send a cover letter and resume as soon as possible to John Taylor, Dean of Faculty, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line in the email should be titled Music.