Bellingham Public Schools
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Bellingham High School
Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3984743 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: July 28, 2022 Starting Date: August 29, 2022


Job Description

DATE: July 28, 2022
TITLE: Chamber Music Coach - 4 Positions at Bellingham High School, Funding through the 2022-2023 ESSER III Grant
SALARY: $800 Stipend for the 2022-2023 School Year, subject to grant funding
OVERVIEW: This program is designed to help engage and re-engage students after interrupted learning from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chamber Music Enrichment Program at BHS will address acceleration of learning post-pandemic, social-emotional learning, limitations in instrumentation due to the pandemic, and will support high school instrumental/choir courses for grades 8 - 12.

1. Solicit, recruit and organize students into various chamber ensembles based on ability, instrumentation/voicing and viability
2. Educate students about the chamber music program as part of the recruitment process through flyers, announcements or a promo video
3. Select appropriate literature and curriculum materials that develop musicianship, independence, technique and ensemble playing without a conductor
4. Differentiate instruction and coaching to accelerate learning and close achievement gaps post-pandemic learning
5. Teach and coach students in the fundamentals of chamber music ensemble playing - tone quality, balance and blend, intonation, tempo, articulation/diction, expression, style & phrasing
6. Schedule groups for a time slot once a week to rehearse based on calendar and school schedule in coordination with the Fine Arts Department Coordinator
7. Prepare programs for chamber concerts, program notes and communicate technical needs (lighting & sound) to Student AV Crew and Fine Arts Department Coordinator
8. Communicate rehearsal space needs with the Fine Arts Department Coordinator and Principal for building permits and access to classroom spaces
9. Maintain applicable instrument inventory and chamber music library in google spreadsheet
10. Prepare an end of the year narrative summary about the program, student work, areas of success and areas for improvement for the future
11. Ensure district and school safety protocols are maintained when applicable (ex. masks, bell covers, spacing).
12. Adheres to the adopted policies of the Bellingham School Committee and follows all applicable district and school rules.

1. Applicants should apply via SchoolSpring.
2. Applicants must be willing to sign a Criminal Offender Record Information release upon application and have no recorded serious violations that would prevent hiring for this position. Your appointment is pending suitable fingerprint results in accordance with Fingerprinting Requirements for Public School Employees: Implementation of MGL Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013.
3. This position is open until filled. Internal applicants must submit notice of intent to apply prior to 3pm on Monday, August 8, 2022.
4. Following initial screening, those candidates selected for personal interviews will be notified.

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 4
Salary: $800 to $800 Stipend

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Job Requirements
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Marie Forte, Band Director
    60 Blackstone Street
    Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
    Phone: 508-966-3761