Orchestra Director and Chamber Music Coach
  • Arts
  • Music
  • Teacher

Buckingham Browne& Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Accredited by NEASC

Contact Information:

Questions about this position should be emailed to: vtaylor@bbns.org  (Please, no phone calls/e-mails to Head’s office and/or HR.)

Job Summary:

BB&N is seeking an Upper School Orchestra teacher for an 80% position. Primary responsibilities include teaching Orchestra and several chamber groups that meet from 1-2 times a week. This role also includes serving as musical collaborator with the choral teacher and dramatic director on the winter musical. The Orchestra Director and Chamber Music Coach collaborates closely with colleagues in the Fine Arts Department and attends regular department and faculty meetings. Additional responsibilities will vary according to current program need and new initiatives.

 About BB&N:

BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on multiple campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience. At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.

BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. We value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.

Skills and Competencies:

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in music instruction. The candidate should also have proficiency on at least one instrument, preferably piano. A Bachelor’s degree is required and Master’s is preferred with at least two years' full-time teaching experience.

In addition, the candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Enjoyment working with adolescents
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Warmth, sense of humor, and tact
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues
  • Strong commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents
  • High standards of professional conduct

 To Apply:  Please visit the employment opportunities page at www.bbns.org or click https://www.bbns.org/about/employment-opportunities to complete your online application.  Upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability.  We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.


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