Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
Accredited by NEASC
Starting in the 2020/21 school year, the music department seeks a dedicated and energetic full-time instructor to provide leadership and direction for a growing program in Music Technology. In addition to teaching courses in music technology, the instructor will
- be responsible for the overall vision, planning and support for the music technology curriculum.
- have a broad range of experience in music technology - recording/post production and electronic composition. The Academy currently uses Logic Pro, Ableton Live, and MaxMSP.
- be conversant with current trends in music technology, its interdisciplinary potential with dance, theater and poetry, and its potential in multi-media, film, augmented and virtual reality, interactive and distributive music-making.
- be able to teach classes in music theory, and/or the history and appreciation of jazz, contemporary, and popular music such as EDM and Hip-Hop.
In addition to teaching daytime courses, the Director of Electronic and Emerging Music will create and lead a music technology “collective”, as a music technology analog to our evening music ensembles. In collaboration with campus IT services, the Director will work to maintain and grow our production suite and the recording technology associated with our performance hall. Duties may include occasional audio recording and live sound support for concert series productions, as well student recordings for college admissions, competitions, etc.
Experience and enthusiasm for working with adolescents both inside and outside of the classroom is essential. Spending time with students giving extra help, advising, and leading extracurricular activities is an integral part of the job. An ideal candidate will collaborate and work with a team of 45 music department members for the development of our students and to enrich the cultural and community life of the Academy.
While individual responsibilities will vary from one faculty position to another, the major job duties of all faculty members include the following:
- Teaching: Faculty teach four classes or their equivalent per trimester. Classes use a student-centered Harkness pedagogy which prizes inquiry and discussion. In order to meet the intellectual needs of the school’s talented and highly motivated students, teachers are expected to be dedicated to daily preparation for the best possible classes.
- Cultural Competency: Faculty are expected to demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.
- Residential Life: Faculty generally reside in campus housing and play a critical role in cultivating Exeter’s community-centered student dormitory life. Each faculty member is generally responsible for one weekend and one to three weeknights of dormitory duty per month, depending on the dormitory size.
- Advising: Faculty are expected to serve as mentors to student advisees throughout students’ time at Exeter. The adviser is the main liaison between an advisee’s family/guardian and the Academy.
- Extracurricular Activities: Faculty are generally expected to participate in the school’s extracurricular activities (e.g. coaching, advising student clubs, and/or committee work).
- Diversity or cultural competency education (conferences, seminars, in-service programs, coursework, independent study).
- Willingness to enforce all school policies and rules governing student behavior.
- Proof of authority to work in the Unites States, full time.
- Successful completion of a criminal background check.
- Clean Driving record.
- Successful completion of a pre-employment physical/health screening examination that may include a drug screening.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. The Academy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disabilities. or any other classification protected by state or federal law.
- electronic music