Job Description

Upper School Band Teacher — Part-Time Substitute 2023-2024

Renbrook School (West Hartford, CT), an independent day school for children age three to grade eight, is seeking an innovative and experienced Upper School instrumental music teacher for the 2023-2024 academic school year to begin as soon as possible. The Upper School Band Teacher is responsible for directing Renbrook’s Band Program, which involves students in grades five through eight.

This position requires a creative, detail-oriented, organized team player with a positive attitude and passion for working with children. The Band Teacher is responsible for leading performances in collaboration with the choral music teacher. The teacher should have advanced skills on at least one band instrument, as well as basic proficiency on all typical band instruments.

The Upper School Band Teacher responsibilities are to:

  • Demonstrate a high level of musicianship and model excellent instrumental and vocal technique
  • Lead the Band Program for students in fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades
  • Direct the Jazz Band for students in grades seven and eight
  • Prioritize positive relationships and classroom culture by leading joyful, engaging lessons
  • Adapt classroom content and teaching approach based on student needs and interests
  • Engage students in traditional and non-traditional performances

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution. A Master’s degree or a teaching credential is desirable, as is experience teaching music in traditional and/or non-traditional settings.

Please submit cover letter with resume, philosophy of teaching, and a letter of reference included together in one PDF document, to with Upper School Band Teacher in the subject line.

Renbrook School is an affirmative action – equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, including but not limited to blindness, veteran status, sexual orientation, and other protected classes.

Renbrook School will provide reasonable accommodation to known disabilities of a qualified applicant or employee unless the accommodation imposes an undue hardship on its operation.