Interim Percussion Ensemble Teacher

Position Type: Part-Time, exempt position

Dates: January 3rd, 2023 to June 15th, 2023

About Us

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.

Position Summary

The Fessenden School seeks a Percussion Ensemble Teacher to lead two sections of the Middle School Percussion Ensemble and two sections of the Upper School Percussion Ensemble for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year.  This position is part-time and will end on June 13, 2023. Each ensemble meets twice per week for 50 minutes. Students will study a variety of percussion repertoire from around the world and each section will prepare a piece for the Spring Concert performance in May. The teacher will collaborate with the other Music faculty team members to plan and execute those concert performances. The teacher will be responsible for assessing students twice during the Spring Semester, crafting a narrative comment and assigning an effort grade in March, and assigning a final Effort Grade in June. 

The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach eight 50-minute Percussion Ensemble classes per week in the Middle and Upper School 
  • Lead the Percussion Ensembles in performance at the Middle School Spring Concert and Upper School Spring Concert in late May
  • Partner with other members of the music faculty team to coordinate consistency in the curriculum and concert programming
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Maintain current CPR/AED & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance or Music Education 
  • Two years of classroom music teaching experience
  • Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage and control a classroom
  • Ability to develop and provide differentiated instruction to meet learning needs of a range of students
  • Ability to perform critical thinking, organization, prioritization and problem solving with minimal supervision
  • 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
  • Successful criminal background check, and pre-employment physical examination

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Music Performance or Music Education
  • Teaching certification 

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.

To Apply

Submit an application through Fessenden’s Career Site https://www.fessenden.org/about/employment.  A cover letter, resume and contact information for three references are required. 

Director of Athletics Needed at The Fessenden School

Position Title: Director of Athletics

Type of Position: Full-Time, Exempt, 12 month, Permanent

Start Date: July 1, 2023

Summary

Fessenden’s Director of Athletics oversees the implementation of the School’s athletic philosophy including the Middle School (Gr. 5 – 6) and Upper School athletic programs (Gr. 7 – 9), and the Lower School physical education program (Pre-K – Gr. 4). The Director of Athletics works with faculty, coaches, students, and parents to ensure a positive, healthy, and joyful athletic and physical education experience for all Fessenden students. The Director of Athletics must display a passion for elementary and middle school physical fitness and athletics, a healthy and age-appropriate approach to competition, an ability to lead colleagues in support of the School’s athletic and physical education programs, and a commitment to boys and boys’ education.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of the Administrative Council, the Calendar Committee, and work in direct communication with the Head of School and Assistant Head of School
  • Manage the daily operation of the program including scheduling all interscholastic games, oversight of the purchasing and management of equipment and uniforms, transportation for games and practices, and hiring of officials
  • Oversee coaching assignments, orient new coaches, and manage, support, and evaluate all coaches and physical education faculty
  • Ensure that character education and lessons of equity and inclusion are core components of the School’s athletic program
  • Lead on-campus professional development efforts for coaches and provide guidance for off-campus opportunities
  • Manage the program’s Administrative Assistant, Equipment Manager, and Athletic Trainer
  • Ensure that all students are meeting the requirements of attendance and participation, and communicate with administrative colleagues if they are not
  • Communicate with parents individually and by team so they are aware of program and team philosophies, policies, and schedules
  • Develop and maintain department budget as well as oversee usage schedules for the Pallotta Athletic Center, fields, rink, and tennis and squash courts
  • Coordinate with administrative colleagues around athletic facilities management and upkeep
  • Maintain an up-to-date athletics portion of the website including game schedules
  • Coach at least one season

Qualifications

  • Five years of independent school experience and a history of athletic involvement
  • A love of sports and physical fitness
  • Strong communication skills and a collegial manner
  • An ability to lead and support colleagues simultaneously
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and multicultural education
  • Integrity, a strong work ethic, and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Discretion and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters discreetly
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • A commitment to boys and boys’ education

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the 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

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to athletics_jobs@fessenden.org (no phone calls, please) by Friday, December 2, 2022.

Extracurricular Paraprofessional (North Reading)

North Reading Middle School is seeking a Paraprofessional to support middle school students’ participation in Drama and the annual Musical. The schedule includes providing support after school, with the school day ending at 3:00 PM. In this role you will:
Provide support to facilitate student access and participation in extracurricular activities, Support student inclusion and participation, Assist in the implementation of program modifications

Please apply on SchoolSpring herehttps://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=4061928

The North Reading Public Schools (NRPS) provides a safe, inclusive, and supportive learning environment where students develop both their social-emotional and academic skills and abilities through an exploration of a wide range of content areas, the arts, athletics, and extra-curricular opportunities. With a dedication to excellence, service, and life-long learning our students will engage collaboratively, think critically, embrace diversity, and value equity in order to become productive global citizens.

NRPS is actively looking to build a diverse workforce to ensure all students feel welcome, safe, and valued for who they are and supported to reach their potential. Candidates with different perspectives and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply to grow our school community and help students feel personally connected to their learning experiences and feel represented inside and outside of the classroom ensuring a sense of belonging.

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Salary: $ 23 to $ 23 Per Hour

Job Requirements

  • Special Education experience preferred
  • Experience working with students who have medical needs preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

Job Categories : Athletics & Activities > After School Programs
Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA

Equal Opportunity Employer

North Reading Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

RA Opportunity

We are recruiting one graduate student at the master’s or PhD levels to work with us in the development of a mathematical mindsets and identities tool that will be used in a larger project that will explore students’ different pathways through middle and high school algebra.

We have funding for up to 20 hours per week for the remaining weeks of Fall 2022. The position begins October 31st. All work could be done remotely. 

If you are interested, please send a brief email and your CV to Susanne.Strachota@tufts.edu.

Program Assistant/Intern/Instructor Position for The Boys’ Room

Seeking a Program Assistant/Intern/Instructor for the 2022-2023 academic school year. All are welcome to apply but a Black/Brown male student in their junior/senior or graduate year is preferred. The responsibilities of the Program Assistant/Intern/Instructor would be the following but are not limited to:

  • Attending weekly staff meetings in person and/or online
  • Attending weekly Boys’ Room Group Meetings in person and/or online
  • Assisting Program Founder with devising weekly curriculum for the kids
  • Researching topics assigned by Program Founder
  • Organizing and coordinating visits for guest speakers
  • Seeking Leadership workshops for participants to attend
  • Identifying community service opportunities for participants to attend
  • Helping to maintain (Trello) calendar
  • Sending weekly informational emails to parents 
  • Maintaining Social Media posts on FB and IG
  • Must be familiar with google docs

The hours needed weekly are anywhere from 6-10 hours.

For more information on this position, click here.

For more information on The Boys’ Room, you can visit their website or view this informational video.

Logistics Manager – Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach

The logistics manager will help support the Outreach Learning Fellows Program. A background in engineering or education is NOT necessary for this job. We are looking for someone who is organized and flexible. Tasks for this job include: 

  • Ordering and organizing materials for the OLF progra
  • Preparing materials for classroom visit
  • Helping to prepare materials for weekly OLF meetings 
  • Formatting documentation from classroom visit

Application: https://forms.gle/WXB8rCft4iPbhfC17

Please email Elissa Milto at emilto@tuftsceeo.org with any questions