Senior School Band Teacher

Full-time, permanent position, beginning September, 2018.

The successful candidate will have the following skills, background and interest:

  • A Bachelor of Music Education and/or a Bachelor of Music;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Experience as a brass and woodwind teacher in a high school setting, including a proven ability with a student body that includes a high proportion of experienced and talented students;
  • Experience conducting small and large ensembles at a highly competent level of performance;
  • Solid understanding of innovative teaching practices in instrumental music education;
  • Experience in teaching classical, jazz and contemporary music;
  • Experience with a collaborative approach with a team of choral and instrumental teachers across a K to 12 music program;
  • Experience working in an environment where a broad spectrum of programs operate simultaneously, demanding much forward planning and creativity;
  • Experience and confidence in directing musical theatre productions.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working collaboratively within a music team on curricular and musical endeavours in a multi-grade setting;
  • Continuously reflecting on the program and with the input of students, faculty and parents;
  • Determining future directions;
  • Serving as a Homeroom Advisor to a group of students who meet regularly in homeroom for pastoral care and support;
  • Contributing to the extra-curricular life of the school.

Application Details

Applicants are requested to supply a résumé with references, accompanied by a cover letter outlining the candidate’s particular strengths and how the candidate is well-suited to teaching in a rich academic program.

Please respond by email on or prior to Monday, March 5, 2018 to:

Eliot Anderson, Director of Senior School
St. Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Road
Victoria, BC V8P 4P5
Application for Band Teacher

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted; no phone calls, please. Once a successful candidate is hired, the posting will be removed from our Current Opportunities page. Thank you for your interest in our school.

St. Michaels University School is one of Canada’s leading co-educational, independent day and boarding schools. It was recently recognized by the College Board as the top school in Canada for Advanced Placement Equity and Excellence as well as placing among the top 60 schools worldwide.

Our boarding population is recruited nationally and internationally to form a rich and diverse community. Our students come from over 20 different countries and our school community represents over 40 different ethnic backgrounds. Our graduates attend the top universities in the world, many of them on scholarships. The faculty culture of excellence is supported by healthy professional development resources and a dynamic program of professional growth, which has earned them national and international recognition, including several Prime Minister’s Teaching Awards.

The school pursues academic success in an environment where the character and the self also grow.

For more information about St. Michaels University School, please refer to the rest of our website.