Friends Select School is seeking a part-time Choral Director to conduct Middle School Choruses and Upper School Chorus. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent musicianship, be an effective vocal instructor, a skilled pianist, an experienced choral conductor, and value authentic connections with middle and upper school students. The candidate will have an approach to choosing repertoire that prioritizes cultural competency, develops technical facility in the students, engages their interest, and deepens their empathy. Students will be encouraged towards vocal development appropriate to their individual level through ongoing process and practice. Embracing a growth mindset while maintaining positive energy and strong communication skills will be essential to this position. Broad knowledge of rehearsal techniques and experience with developing voices is a plus. In addition to classes, responsibilities include collaboration with the performing arts department and the wider faculty, cultivating growth in the choral program, and working to further the mission of the school. This position begins September 2019. A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree is preferred.
Friends Select School is a 590-student, coeducational, PK through grade 12, college preparatory, independent school located in center city Philadelphia. The school carries out its mission in a manner reflective of the spiritual and social testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends. As a Quaker school committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, FSS actively seeks and warmly welcomes applicants from diverse and underrepresented populations. Friends Select School provides programs and services and equal opportunity in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial aid programs, employment and the selection of its governing board without regard to gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, ability, or any status recognized by federal, state and local civil rights and non-discrimination laws.