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Located fifteen minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Mill Valley, Mount Tamalpais School (MTS) is a k-8 co-educational independent day school serving 240 students. At MTS “Learning is revered, and education is joyful.” We lead with kindness, honor childhood, and practice active inclusion. In our rich program, we celebrate the journey and encourage all learners to ask, “What’s possible?” MTS students, well-prepared for their future while remaining young at heart, bring a multitude of diverse and unique backgrounds to our community. They are motivated learners who love engaging in learning.

MTS Professional Community members are passionate about both what they teach and who they teach. Our departmentalized program allows all teachers to share their passion while focusing their professional growth. Regardless of department, MTS educators are dedicated to the social-emotional development and wellbeing of our students. Likewise, all adults on campus share a continual commitment to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community.

MTS is committed to a diverse and inclusive community. We are seeking a person to add to, and enhance our work in diversity, equity and inclusion as well as cultural competency. A successful MTS educator is collaborative, flexible, creative, organized, passionate about their teaching subjects, is a lifelong learner, is a clear communicator, utilizes culturally responsive and identity safe teaching practices, and cares deeply about each individual student.

MTS recognizes that many highly-qualified candidates may not check every criteria listed and that many experiences and qualities that promote exceptional teaching are not included in this list. If you meet many of the requirements and bring authentic passion for teaching lower elementary students, you are encouraged to apply. MTS values opportunities to connect with candidates who bring their individual experiences and perspectives to our teaching team and community.

Mount Tamalpais School seeks a Middle School Music and Performing Arts teacher starting August 2023.  This person will work with dedicated colleagues and a dynamic leadership team to develop music and performing arts skills, social-emotional skills, critical thinking, and self-confidence within our students. This person will empower our musicians and performing artists and fuel their wonders, big dreams, and artistic prowess.

The ideal candidate will have teaching experience and a B.A./B.S. in a relevant field. A successful candidate in this position will:

-Exhibit a passion for content knowledge and a range of effective pedagogical approaches for the subject and age group.
-Demonstrate commitment to equitable and culturally responsive teaching practices
-Cultivate an inclusive, collaborative, and challenging learning environment that reflects the MTS values and allows a diverse student body to grow and thrive
-Integrate technology in effective ways that enhance students’ learning experiences and growth
-Show initiative in seeking out opportunities for professional growth, leadership, and community building

This teacher will:

Partner with the Production Team to oversee the successful completion of our two major Musicals as well as Concerts and Recitals.
-Lead the set up of music-side of productions, concerts, and recitals
-Work with Performing Arts team on all shows including musicals, concerts, recitals, graduation
Lead the musical direction of two Musicals each year
-Direct the musical side of the shows
-Hire and conduct the orchestra
-Play piano in rehearsals
-Lead school choirs, vocal warmups, and vocal coaching
Middle School Music teacher
-Teach Middle School music classes
-Teach choral and vocal ensemble “enrichment” classes for middle school students
-Assist with our growing band program

Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as your anticipated contribution to the MTS community given the job description and your resume to Lindsay Bercovich by email (

All application information is kept confidential until candidates reach the semifinalist stage of the hiring process and/or grant permission to contact references.

Mount Tamalpais School (MTS) is an equal-opportunity employer committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at MTS are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, religion, and genetic information. Candidates of color and from other groups traditionally underrepresented in independent schools are encouraged to apply.

Salary will be determined by education and years of experience and will range from $75,000 – $110,000

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