Instrumental Music Teacher and Music Department Chair

Milton Academy
Posted On:
December 1, 2016


Milton Academy, established in 1798, is an independent coeducational national boarding and day school, serving 1,000 students in grades K-12 on a 125 acre campus eight miles south of Boston. Milton Academy is seeking an instrumental music teacher for a full-time position beginning in September 2017. This individual will also chair the music department.

The school seeks a teacher with a strong background in instrumental music to lead the orchestra and chamber orchestra in the upper school and to direct the string ensemble and the wind ensemble in the middle school. The successful candidate will also have the capacity to teach general music classes. The department chair is responsible for the curriculum and teaching within the music department, providing artistic and programmatic leadership. In addition, the department head works with key administrators to ensure that the music program is responsive to both institutional goals and the needs of students.

The chair of the music department also coordinates private lessons, student recitals, and visiting artist performances. Candidates should possess lively interests in pedagogy, innovative uses of technology, and the most contemporary trends in music education. Practicing musicians who have experience leading ensembles at the secondary school level and who hold an advanced degree in music are preferred.

Teacher certification is not required. Demonstrated ability working in a diverse community is essential, as are commitments to academic excellence and to the value of individuality in the context of community. All teachers advise 6-8 students. Teachers are also expected to advise a student activity or coach a team or intramural sport, in addition to other responsibilities. Faculty members residing on campus typically live and work in a dormitory and have responsibilities to the residential program. Interested candidates should apply online at

Milton Academy welcomes candidates who would add to the racial, cultural and gender balance of the School community. Milton Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply online at