Upper School Music Teacher

  • Anywhere

Marin Country Day School


100% time, begins August 23, 2018

Reports to Upper School Division Head


Marin Country Day School seeks a gifted educator who is passionate about teaching music to middle school students using a rich and rigorous curriculum. We seek an educator with a demonstrated background and or interest in cultural competency, curriculum development, technology integration and environmental sustainability. Also, we seek an educator with the belief in teaching with the interests of the whole child in mind. Our approach and philosophy center around collaboration, thoughtful innovation, team building and leveraging diverse and multiple perspectives.


About Marin Country Day School

MCDS School is an independent, K-8, co-educational day school enrolling approximately 590 students from across the Bay area, drawing equally from San Francisco and Marin. Our mission states:


Our school is a community that

Inspires​ children to develop a love of learning,

thoughtful perspectives and a diversity of skills;

Nurtures​ in each of them a deep sense of

respect, responsibility and compassion; and

Challenges​ them to envision and to work toward a better world.


We actively seek diversity in our administration, faculty and student body.  As a school, we affirm that human diversity includes, but is not limited to: age, family structure, gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, and learning style. As our Statement of Community and Inclusion indicates, “Ours is a Community that would be uncomfortable without diversity and, therefore, has been intentional about creating and nurturing a diverse group of adults and children who share the core values of respect, responsibility and compassion.”


At MCDS, every employee is integral in creating a learning community in which all seek to improve as practitioners, learners and team members, and we support our outstanding faculty and professional staff through our strong professional development program.



  • Teaches music classes to students in grades 6 ,7 and 8
  • Directs plays and concerts
  • Directs choruses in Upper School
  • Help lead and accompany for Upper School and all-school assemblies
  • Creates a supportive and inclusive classroom environment that honors and nurtures each child’s individual identity
  • Develops warm and respectful relationships with students
  • Identifies and responds to individual students’ learning differences and creates enrichment opportunities
  • Collaborates with Student Support Services to meet the needs of individual learners
  • Participates in regular team and/or department meetings and weekly faculty meetings
  • Attends Back to School Nights
  • Participates in student admission process
  • Supervises students at recess, carpool, etc.
  • Chaperones grade level or Division events such as dances, social events and outdoor education trips
  • Assists with Admission activities
  • Serves on committees as needed



  • Bachelor’s Degree, Masters and credential preferred
  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Strong background in Orff and Kodaly methodologies
  • Strong background and ability to play and teach music from a variety of styles including pop, jazz, folk, world and classical
  • Ability to conduct and lead music, choral and instrumental ensemble classes
  • Ability to arrange music for unique choral and instrumental groups
  • Experience as a music director of musical plays
  • Commitment to professional growth, reflective practice, and growth mindset
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively



  • Robust professional development program
  • Faculty and Staff of Color Affinity Group called Fusion
  • Active SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) group
  • Ability to design innovative curriculum in collaboration with colleagues
  • Strong and supportive professional community with a growth mindset


MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community.  Salary and benefits at high NAIS levels.

To apply for this job email your details to employment@mcds.org

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