Current Teaching Vacancies
POSITION: The Peabody Preparatory seeks an experienced pedagogue with superior musical and administrative skills to lead, nurture and grow its Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion Department.
Currently the department consists of one full-time, one part-time, and eight adjunct faculty who teach classes and lessons to approximately 125 students at Peabody’s main campus and its branches in Towson, Howard County, and online. The Preparatory offers a full range of large and small ensembles including Youth Orchestras, Wind Ensembles, Jazz, and chamber music as well as music theory and enrichment classes. The nationally recognized Tuned-In program provides free instruction to approximately 75 students from Baltimore city and county, most are part of the Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion department.
With Peabody’s renewed focus on excellence, innovation, interdisciplinary experiences and community connectivity, this position presents an excellent opportunity for a dynamic individual to shape the department’s future within the Preparatory and community at large.
- Private lessons in any discipline at the main campus in downtown Baltimore, and/or branch campuses in Towson, Annapolis or Howard County.
- Teach other classes (small ensembles, chamber music etc.) based on department need and personal interest/specialty.
- Attend annual faculty meeting and monthly, Friday morning, Director’s Council meetings.
- Conduct new student placement interviews.
- Schedule and coordinate department recitals, repertoire classes and exams.
- Gather information for annual catalogs and ongoing website content.
- Lead periodic department faculty meetings.
- Participate in the annual faculty evaluation process observing teachers as assigned.
- Review program offerings and make changes and revisions as needed to create a structured, progressive curriculum for beginners through advanced students.
- Liaise with the Tuned-In Program Director on faculty and student issues, program development and curriculum.
- Seek out opportunities for program growth, through traditional on campus programs, online classes and lessons, and school or community partnerships.
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Instrumental Performance, Pedagogy or Music Education and documented successful teaching experience are required. Prior administrative experience is strongly preferred. This is an ideal position for an experienced teacher to build a teaching studio and shape the department in a supportive environment with numerous opportunities for collaboration with other highly skilled faculty.
JOB CLASSIFICATION: If an external candidate is selected: This is initially expected to be an adjunct faculty hire, with no health or retirement benefits. Adjunct faculty positions consist of a teaching and administrative load that does not exceed 9.5 hours per week. For internal candidates the position will be offered at the faculty member’s current classification. As the department grows, this position can grow with potential in future years for a full-time teaching and administrative load.
START: July 2017
LOCATION: The Peabody Preparatory shares space with the Peabody Conservatory in downtown Baltimore, and also has three satellite branches in the communities of Towson, Annapolis and Howard County, MD. The Preparatory is more than 120 years old and has approximately 2,200 students studying all orchestral instruments, guitar, piano, dance, theory, early childhood, orchestra, chamber music and more. Our faculty is comprised of highly skilled and dedicated individuals. We embrace the novice as well as the serious student aspiring toward a career in music.
COMPENSATION: TBD - Hourly compensation for individual and group teaching plus stipend for administrative duties will be based on experience and qualifications.
CONTACT: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: Gavin Farrell, Executive Director c/o Peabody Preparatory 21 E. Mt. Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Preparatory Executive Director’s Office by phone at 667-208-6641.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2017.
The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
POSITION: Early Childhood (birth to 6) music teacher to teach in the Early Childhood Music Department at the Peabody Preparatory, a division of the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. The early childhood program is a leading edge, researched based, and 15 year established curriculum developed and adapted by Dr. Eric Rasmussen, department chair, from the Music Learning Theory of Edwin Gordon. Specific needs of the position are to teach 2-3 classes on two mornings a week at both our Towson Campus, and Downtown Campus, with the potential to expand to a new Howard County Campus location near Columbia, MD.
DUTIES: Teaching from 9:30-12:00 on Saturdays at the Peabody Preparatory’s Downtown or Towson campus beginning with the summer 2017 and continuing with the 2017-18 session Additional hours may be added for the fall.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or equivalent experience and training strongly preferred. Experience and an exceptional manner with children from birth to 5 years; excellent musicianship; comfortable in (or able to easily learn) melodies in all tonalities and meters.
Additional preferred qualifications:
A background in early childhood music
A degree in music education, music, early childhood and/or other applied area
Other previous teaching experience with ages newborn to five
Basic keyboard or guitar skills
Note: The applicant selected for this position must be willing to receive additional training in the Early Childhood Music curriculum at Peabody Preparatory. Successful candidates for these positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
COMPENSATION: Dependent upon experience.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled.
START: Summer session – June 2017.
For further information contact:
Eric Rasmussen, Chair
Early Childhood Music Department
Interested applicants, please send your resume with cover letter to:
Gavin Farrell, Executive Director
21 East Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Or email to: email@example.com
The Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
POSITION: Violinist or violist to teach in the Suzuki/Rolland-based Young People’s String Program (YPSP) and String Department at the Peabody Preparatory, a division of the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Violists must have experience teaching violin at the elementary level.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or equivalent experience and training preferred. Must love working with young children. Experience teaching Suzuki repertoire, familiarity with Paul Rolland’s approach, and comfort in teaching repertoire outside of and beyond Suzuki books preferred. Prerequisite: Violin/Viola Pedagogy Class with Rebecca Henry at the Peabody Conservatory or Suzuki or equivalent training.
DUTIES: Teach violin, and possibly viola, in the Young People’s String Program for beginners through Suzuki Book 7 and students through advanced levels in the String Department. Specific duties include teaching one weekday afternoon/evening at the Peabody Preparatory’s Howard County branch, assisting with two YPSP group classes at the main campus in downtown Baltimore on Saturday mornings between 9:00 and 11:00 am, substitute teaching as needed, assisting with program rehearsals and performances, attending school and department faculty meetings, aiding in the evolution of a creative department. Based on enrollment department need, there is also the possibility of teaching students Saturdays Downtown and teaching YPSP Group Classes in the future. Depending on the successful candidate’s background, training and mentoring on the curriculum of the Young People’s String Program will be required.
START DATE: September, 2017.
LOCATION: The Peabody Preparatory shares space with the Peabody Conservatory in downtown Baltimore, and offers strings at two satellite branches in the communities of Towson and Howard County, MD (Patapsco Middle School). The Preparatory is more than 100 years old and has approximately 2,000 students studying all instruments, dance, theory, early childhood, orchestra and more. We embrace the novice as well as the serious student aspiring to a career in music.
COMPENSATION: Dependent upon experience.
DEADLINE: May 8, 2017
CONTACT: Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Video links to your teaching are encouraged. Send to: Mr. Gavin Farrell, Executive Director. The Peabody Preparatory. 21 E. Mt. Vernon Place. Baltimore, MD 21202. To send via email, please email Ms. April Tune, Preparatory Administrative Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone 667-208-6641 to contact Ms. Tune with any questions.