• Full Time
  • San Francisco
  • This position has been filled

Website The Hamlin School

Requirements: Master’s Degree or equivalent in teaching; music education degree preferred; strong choral conducting experience and proficient piano skills highly desired

Reports to:  Middle School Division Head

Primary Responsibilities: Teach music classes to Grades 5-8; conduct chorus for Grades 4-8 in collaboration with the Lower School music teacher; serve as an advisor to Middle School students; collaborate and co-create lesson plans with colleagues to design experiences for students; communicate and partner with parents and grade-level teams through advisory program

Hours/Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Salary Range: $75,000-$125,000 Annually (Salaries are based on years of experience)


Expectation of Employee Civility and Commitment

The Hamlin School seeks to hire employees who will support and implement the school’s mission and Creed at all times. Hamlin employees are known for being compassionate, collaborative, and dedicated professionals who treat their colleagues and supervisors with respect and who take seriously the daily care of Hamlin students. As such, Hamlin employees pay close attention to the students’ social-emotional wellbeing, their physical and mental health, and their moral development. Hamlin employees are committed to their own personal and professional growth; thus, they pay close attention to the research and innovations that impact their respective fields. All employees are expected to be flexible thinkers and nimble actors in support of the school’s overarching strategic goals and demonstrate a commitment to their colleagues’ success.


At The Hamlin School, we are committed to a policy of equal employment for all applicants and employees. As part of our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace, we recruit and hire applicants with diverse backgrounds and with professional experience that shows their commitment to K-8 education and being a contributing member of the community.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design, articulate, and implement Middle School Music Program for a range of learners in Grades 5-8 (Teach general music education for Grades 5 and 6; fall music elective for Grade 7; and spring musical for Grade 8)
  • Collaborate with Lower School music teacher to lead Red & Gold Choruses for Grades 4-8
  • Lead musical performances for elective music classes for parents/guardians and the larger school community, including daytime and some evening performances (and possibly national conferences, such as the National Association of Independent Schools)
  • Work in partnership with the Head of School to oversee and choose the music for major school events: Learn About Hamlin; State of the School; Graduation
  • Co-lead the Grade 8 spring musical capstone project as the music director
  • Lead an advisory group of 9 -12 students
  • Design lessons which model creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking
  • Draw on multiple musical genres and a wide range of cultures to guide instruction
  • Identify materials, resources, and technology needs for program
  • Include use of appropriate technology tools and resources for instruction
  • Create and update class web pages
  • Communicate with parents about the Middle School music program
  • Attend collaborative discussions and sharing of student concerns
  • Actively participate in division meetings, admissions, and other school events
  • Pursue relevant opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Evaluate students on a trimester and/or semester schedule with written report cards
  • Supervise students in other venues such as recess, lunch, field trips, outdoor education, etc.
  • Participate in an outdoor education trip for 3-4 nights (additional stipend paid)
  • Provide 1:1/small-group student learning support during flex time and other parts of the school day
  • Perform other duties consistent with the above responsibilities