Charles Wright Academy (CWA), located on a beautiful, wooded 107-acre campus, serves students in preschool through 12th grade. The only coeducational independent preschool-12 school in Tacoma, Washington, CWA provides challenging, college preparatory academics that prepare students to thrive in college and in life. Equally important is a wide array of experiential education, artistic, athletic, and service opportunities that promote students’ social-emotional development and provide avenues by which they discover and pursue their passions. Close, respectful, and trusting relationships between faculty and students result in an environment in which all community members embrace both the hard work and the joy inherent in the journey of intellectual and personal growth.
CWA is safely operating in an in-person/hybrid education model, prepared to adapt to remote learning for any part of the 2021-22 year that is needed. We have resources available for training and preparation for faculty in best practices in remote teaching and learning.
Charles Wright Mission Statement:To inspire active, joyful learning while nurturing and challenging our students to develop the character, creativity, and skills to successfully navigate the future with confidence.
· Plan and provide artistic and instructional leadership for curricular choirs at middle and upper school levels including programming and pedagogy relevant to student development.
· Collaborate with the school Art Department Chair to design and implement the curriculum.
· Collaborate with grade level teams to support the academic as well as the social and emotional growth of the students within the grade.
· Use a variety of instructional methods to create dynamic, engaging lessons and performances, which support the diversity of learners within the classroom.
· CWA is developing Project Based Learning (PBL) methods and strategies in all disciplines. Design and implement project-based learning (PBL) units with coaching and support.
· Impart enthusiasm for learning and inspire students to participate fully in the learning process.
· Foster student growth of moral character.
· Provide and maintain a stimulating, safe classroom environment built on mutual respect.
· Practice respectful and effective classroom management techniques, which support active learning and promote responsibility.
· Collaborate effectively with parents and guardians.
· Attend faculty and community meetings.
· Participate fully in the life of the school, including overnight camp and grade-level trips.
Salary is competitive with other independent schools in the Pacific Northwest. Compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package to employees and their families designed to provide choice, flexibility, and value. In addition to health (medical, dental, vision), life and disability insurance, and a flexible spending account, we offer participation in the Academy’s 403(b) retirement plan, including a generous employer contribution once eligibility is met, paid time off, tuition remission for immediate dependents, and professional development.
Education and experience commensurate with leading a successful middle and/or high school choral program. The ideal candidate has a history of performance success with ensembles. A successful record of developing both skilled ensembles as well as fostering individual technique and musicianship. A record of leadership and collaboration amongst colleagues in all parts of the school.
The successful candidate will have earned a bachelor’s degree in music; master’s degree preferred. Demonstrated, effective middle and upper school teaching experience is preferred, and the candidate must have a passion for the performing arts and the ability to create interesting, engaging lessons and performances. Candidates should have ample choral directing experience, piano proficiency sufficient for classroom instruction, and understanding of basic music theory.
Essential elements for the position include a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, cultural competency, the ability to inspire young people, the capacity to work cooperatively with peers, a keenness for working with both middle school and upper school students, and a joyful sense of humor. Candidates should be able to work flexibly with various educational technologies and a familiarity with Google G-Suite for education and Mac hardware/systems is preferred.
If you are interested, please send:
1) a resume
2) a letter of interest
No phone calls or inquiries, please.
Employment is contingent on the successful completion of a national background screening and fingerprinting process.
Charles Wright Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/V/D.
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