Francis W. Parker School is a renowned JK-12th grade independent day school. Founded in 1901 on the tenets of progressive education, the school currently enrolls 941 students and employs 200 dedicated faculty and staff members who, in addition to assistant teachers, substitute teachers and coaches, work together to ensure that the school lives up to its mission to “educate students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a democratic society and global community.”
We are seeking an accomplished choral director to join our expert faculty to direct three Upper School choirs for students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, and actively assist with the middle school choirs in grades 6, 7, and 8. The candidate should have excellent sight-reading and advanced piano skills to serve as an accompanist in various capacities. The position also requires experience serving as musical director for musical theater productions. Flexibility, creativity, a sense of humor, enthusiasm, organizational skills, and a desire to collaborate are highly valued characteristics for this position.
To Apply: Please submit cover letter with resume and references by mail, email, or fax to (no telephone inquiries please):
Laureen Sweers, Director of Human Resources Francis W. Parker School 330 W. Webster Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 email@example.com fax: 773.549.4430
The faculty, staff and administration of Francis W. Parker School are integral parts of the School's community. Through their passion, dedication and commitment to the School's mission, they create and support an environment where exceptional child-centered learning can occur.
Francis W. Parker School is committed to cultivating a community of dedicated students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, administrators and alumni, who acknowledge, respect, and esteem diversity in our school; and who reflect, through their presence, the diversity of Chicago communities and the wider world. Francis W. Parker School is an equal opportunity employer.
Masters in Music or a closely related discipline preferred
Significant choral experience
Experience with music technology preferred
Expectations of Music Teacher:
Organized and purposeful about materials and lesson plans
Excellent classroom management techniques
Able to be flexible, helpful, patient and creative
Sense of humor appreciated
Collaboration with music faculty colleagues
Engage in professional development and teaching that focuses on issues regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with background and experience; comprehensive benefits package.