Beaver Country Day School

791 Hammond Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Date Posted:
January 28, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Middle School String Teaching Artist (Part Time)


Beaver Country Day School seeks an experienced, student-centered music instructor to support their string program for the 2019-2020 academic year. The classes are comprised of first, second, and third year string students ranging from 6th-8th grades. Students meet three times a week with their lead teacher (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:55-11:40) in a combined ensemble comprised of violin, viola, and cello players. Responsibilities include running sectional rehearsals and teaching beginner technique one to three times a week during the above mentioned music class times, depending on the availability of the teacher. This teacher would work closely with the lead teacher to develop routines, goals, and best practices collaboratively.

Competitive candidates should demonstrate expertise in more than one string instrument, excellent musicianship and artistry as a performer and teacher, experience teaching young, beginner students in a group setting, an understanding of classroom management techniques, knowledge of string repertoire, curriculum and pedagogy, the ability to differentiate instruction based on the skill level and learning styles of the students, and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Experience with El Sistema is a plus.
How To Apply:
Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy and list of four references to Ms. Aarti Gandhi at Please include Strings, in the subject line.
Apply by:
March 25, 2019
About this Organization:
Beaver is so much more than a school – we are at the forefront of education. We consistently look beyond tradition, and beyond our walls to learn from and partner with the best. Because of this we are able to present classic and innovative subject matter in a creative environment that yields real results. Students use state of the art technology in everything that they do – not only as a tool for research and discovery, but also as platforms for expression, communication, and creativity. We are partnering with the greatest innovators out there in order to adopt and apply the most effective teaching methodologies. We’ve partnered with IDEO, an award-winning human-centric design firm, to train all of our teachers on how to bring design thinking to the classroom, regardless of the subject. And together with MIT, we are the co-founding partners of the NuVu Studio program, where students receive innovation training provided by MIT scholars, based on the MIT studio model learning. We are an active and welcoming community of students, teachers, parents, and alumni. We learn and grow from each other, enriching our own offerings and providing access to amazing opportunities. Being a part of the Beaver community is a special honor that is exciting and constantly inspiring. Our partnership with the Hiatt Center’s civic engagement program inspires and enables students to create social change. Social justice curriculum and community building opportunities raise awareness of and involvement in social responsibility.