The Fessenden School is an all boys independent day and boarding school serving 525 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 9th Grade in West Newton, MA. The Fessenden School’s mission is to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community. For more than 100 years, The Fessenden School has offered state-of-the-art facilities, curriculum, and programs specifically designed to meet the educational needs of boys.
The Fessenden School seeks a full time Band Teacher. The teacher will be responsible for teaching 4th grade Woodwinds, Middle School Band (5th and 6th grades), Concert Band (7th-9th grades), and Honors Band (7th-9th grades.) A member of the Arts team, the teacher will work closely with the music faculty team to plan curriculum and execute concert performances throughout the year. In addition, the teacher will serve as an Upper School Advisor.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teach and stay current with curriculum and 21st century learning
Incorporate project based learning, educational technology, differentiated learning and cultural competency in lessons
Collaborate and facilitate character education and service learning programs with Upper School Head
Exemplify the School’s mission and community principles, including honesty, respect and compassion
Participate in and help facilitate all division and grade level activities and meetings
Coach a sport and/ or supervise sports study hall as assigned
Collaborate with colleagues within grade level, division, department and student support services, including the Learning Resources Department
Perform duties such as supervising drop off and dismissal, recess, lunch; being a homeroom teacher and/or advisor, grade team member, student club facilitator: leading/assisting with fall orientation, grade trips, overnight grade trips and events.
Maintain all documentation connected with the curriculum and students
Attend faculty meetings; typically on Mondays from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Attend professional development meetings; three 8:30am to 4:00pm and three 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Maintain regular and reliable attendance
Maintain current CPR/AED & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training
Other duties as assigned
4 year degree in Education or Music Performance
2+ years of music teaching experience
Strong instrumental skills
Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships
Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage a classroom
Ability to perform critical thinking, organization, prioritization, and problem solving with minimalsupervision
Ability to serve in a diverse community of colleagues, students, and parents
Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, social justice, diversity, and equity
A commitment to boys and boys’ education
Master’s degree in education or related subject
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that are essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows:
Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear
Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel
Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds
Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, and the noise level in the environment is usually moderate.
Every applicant must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references through the Fessenden Career Website. Other pertinent materials may be submitted as well if desired.
About The Fessenden School
The Fessenden School
250 Waltham Street, West Newton, Massachusetts 02465
The Fessenden School (525 students, Pre-K through 9th Grade) located ten miles west of Boston, Massachusetts, is the oldest all boys, junior boarding school in the country.
The Fessenden School’s mission is to cultivate each boy's talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community.
For more than 100 years we have been committed to the education of boys and our facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the necessities of boys in mind. Faculty programs include ongoing professional development relating to the education of boys, cultural competency, project-based learning, academic technology, and differentiated learning.