About Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) is an independent school offering a rigorous college preparatory program that delivers an unparalleled academic experience

Job Description

The Strings Instructor position is responsible for early string education to ages 8-12 via group instruction in Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass. The teacher is responsible for maintaining gradebooks, and family communications.

Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Essential Functions
      1. Music Instruction:
      • Teaches early string technique and ensemble skills in a group setting.
      • Organizes and conducts string ensembles in performances for the community demonstrating work, technique, skills and artistry accomplished.
      • Works with Arts Coordinator to organize performance details.
      • Teaches music theory, ensemble playing, and appreciation as a part of a lower school general music class.
      • Responsible for writing comments, maintaining gradebooks, and ePortfolios.
      • Repair/assess instruments as needed.
      • Attend departmental and program meetings when necessary
      1. Family Partnerships:
      • Act as liaison between parents and school.

      III. Any Other Duties Assigned by Division Heads.


● BA in Music or Music Education w/ String Pedagogy Background.
● Demonstrated successful experience of early strings education and working effectively with children and families.
● Must possess a strong commitment to collaboration and effective teamwork within the organization.
● Must be able to communicate effectively with children and families and school communities.
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
● Ability to develop and present ideas to benefit the string department
● Work well under pressure while maintaining professional demeanor
● Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility
● Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building..

Physical Requirements and Work Environment
● Be able to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
● Regularly use close and distance vision
● Turn, bend, reach, and occasionally climb
● Work in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment with moderate noise level

Application Procedure
Please write a letter of interest highlighting why you are interested in the role and the value you would bring to the position. Please send the letter to careers@sch.org
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Education Level

4- Year Degree