Founded in 1888, The Baldwin School is a non-sectarian college preparatory, independent day school, PK-12, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in all-girls education. In a nurturing atmosphere that reflects socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity, our girls strive to develop scholarship, leadership and citizenship within a community that emphasizes intellectual rigor, ethical integrity, and independence of thought. More information is available on our websitewww.baldwinschool.org.
The teaching portion of this role will include planning and instructing chorus and general middle school music, as well as possible drama classes. In addition to knowledge of and strong facility in music and music education, the successful candidate will be able to teach the subject material effectively, engage students positively and interact productively with colleagues and parents. We welcome candidates who have experience in both music and drama education. In addition to the work in the classroom, all Baldwin faculty members are expected to engage in those duties typical of independent day school life (advising students, moderating clubs, chaperoning events, etc.). This position reports to the Middle School Director.
In the role of Producer of Performing Art, the successful candidate will oversee use of audio visual equipment for on-site and remote school events, including music, theater, athletics, assemblies and special events. This work will include using all systems in the Simpson Center and the Innovation Center as well as: set-ups and strikes of projection, video, lighting and audio systems, developing and managing an inventory control system and a scheduling system, collaborating with internal and external constituents to plan and execute assemblies and other special events, securing and maintaining equipment, livestreaming on Baldwin social media channels, video recording and editing. The Producer of Performing Arts will work closely with groups including Communications, Facilities, Technology, Athletics, Performing Arts, Development and others, and will provide a superior customer service experience. The hours for this position will vary, week-to-week, depending on event needs, and will include some evening and weekend work, to support events including music and theater productions, Homecoming Weekend, Reunion Weekend and Athletics special events.
Successful candidates will have an understanding of and appreciation for girls' education. In addition to the duties described above, he/she will support the school’s mission, and contribute to the life of the school by fulfilling duties typical of independent day school life, including student advising, chaperoning, attending faculty meetings and participating in committees. Baldwin is an equal opportunity employer, and we strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds, genders, and abilities to apply.
Create an inclusive and supportive classroom community, establishing routines and building relationships with students.
Use positive guidance, offering helpful feedback and exhibiting patience, empathy and respect.
Collaborate with department colleagues to ensure a cohesive learning trajectory
Design learning experiences that integrate student input
Differentiate instruction and materials to meet the diverse needs and learning styles of all students.
Assess student progress and adjust teaching plans accordingly; provide students with regular and timely feedback about their progress.
Collaborate with colleagues to design interdisciplinary and project-based learning experiences.
Maintain an ongoing dialogue with parents about student progress, through emails, phone calls, report-writing and in-person conferences.
Maintain strong communication with colleagues, families and administration.
Create and regularly update a digital classroom page, using our learning management system (LMS), as a primary means of communicating classroom activities to families.
Plan and support audio-visual needs associated with events, performances, and assemblies
Design and implement systems and protocols to facilitate audio-visual planning, reservations and equipment maintenance.
Other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor’s degree with a major in music or music education. An advanced degree is preferred.
Teaching experience, preferably at the Middle School level.
Recent experience using audio visual systems and equipment, including flat panel displays, speakers, soundboards and microphones
Understanding of data networks, connectivity and wireless connectivity as it relates to networked audio visual systems.
Ability to troubleshoot audio visual and A/V networked device issues.
Evidence of strong customer service skills.
Able to meet an occasional flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends, and availability by telephone and/or cell phone.
About The Baldwin School
The Baldwin School founded in 1888, is a non-sectarian college preparatory, independent day school, pK-12, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in the education of girls. In a nurturing atmosphere, where the population reflects socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity, our girls strive to develop scholarship, leadership and citizenship within a community that emphasizes intellectual rigor, ethical integrity, and independence of thought. More information is available on our website at www.baldwinschool.org.