MUSIC DIRECTOR

Conservatory Lab Charter School

Dorchester, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3050280
  • Application Deadline: March 30, 2019
  • Posted : February 4, 2019
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description

Director of El Sistema Music Position Description

Conservatory Lab Charter School empowers a diverse range of children as scholars, artists, and leaders through a unique and rigorous academic and music education. We enrich the larger community through performance, service, and collaboration. As a laboratory school, we develop and disseminate innovative educational approaches that will positively impact children in other schools and programs.

Conservatory Lab Charter School seeks a Director of El Sistema who is passionate about the El Sistema model, hands-on learning, and teaching and learning in symphony with colleagues.

We seek a Director who is skilled with developing, implementing, documenting, evaluating, and disseminating an international model of music-infused education. The El Sistema Director is committed to building a program that has local, national, and international impact and influence for improving outcomes for young people. The Director can balance community-oriented and school demands with the needs to work externally to promote the model more broadly. This is a senior level management and leadership position that reports to the CLCS principal and Chief Operating Officer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
In collaboration with other leaders at CLCS, sets the vision, mission, and goals for El Sistema;
Collaborates with CLCS leadership team to implement schoolwide structures and routines;
Development of a K-8 curriculum for El Sistema Program that aligns with the mission of the school;
Work with other administrators to holistically weave El Sistema into the culture of all areas of the school;
Ensure that the El Sistema music standards are rigorous, measurable, and achievable;
Lead weekly professional learning for El Sistema staff;
Differentiate coaching for El Sistema teachers who have varying levels of experience with students;
Develop and implement proven procedures for the evaluation of the El Sistema Program;
Create and lead activities that are aligned with El Sistema and Expeditionary Learning;
Work collaboratively to inspire El Sistema staff to set high expectations for the community;
Recruit, hire, nurture, retain, and evaluate high quality staff;
Model and coach El Sistema staff on best practices including classroom management, collaboration, and differentiation for student learning;

Collaborate with CAS to insure strategic planning to develop and disseminate best practices on a national and international scale;
Model best practices around student management in alignment with school’s policies and procedures for student conduct and discipline;
Coordinate schedules, transportation, and other logistics around performances and music activities;
Work to develop partnerships with community-based arts and music organizations;
Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues;
Collaborate with other administrators and teachers to promote school-wide activities and concerts; and
Participate in other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
Music certification
Master’s in Education (preferably music)
Excellent writing and communication skills
Experience leading and working in urban schools

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to admin@conservatorylab.org.
SUBJECT: MUSIC DIRECTOR
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
    Classroom Teacher > Music Education
    Classroom Teacher > Music: Instrumental
  • Welcome to Conservatory Lab Charter School!

    Conservatory Lab Charter School empowers a diverse range of children as scholars, artists, and leaders through a unique and rigorous academic and music education. We enrich the larger community through performance, service, and collaboration. As a laboratory school, we develop and disseminate innovative educational approaches that positively impact children in other schools and programs.
    At Conservatory Lab, we believe in the power of music and learning to transform the lives of our students and their families. At the core of our pioneering curriculum is the hybrid of two proven and exemplary programs: El Sistema and Expeditionary Learning. Both programs emphasize the experience of breaking through barriers in the pursuit of excellence – creating a culture and habit of perseverance. Taken together, these two programs motivate and nurture our students to become dedicated scholars, compassionate leaders, and skilled musicians. Learn more about us...


    Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 2120 Dorchester Ave
    • Dorchester, Massachusetts 02124
    • Phone: 617-254-8904
    • Fax: 617-254-8909
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