The Archer School for Girls,

Part-time Music Teacher

2 months ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

The Archer School for Girls is an educational community that supports and challenges young women to discover their passions and realize their true potential. Serving 500 girls in grades 6-12, Archer faculty are nationally recognized for their excellence in teaching and learning. Our professional culture is fueled by ongoing professional development, a spirit of innovation, and an abiding belief in the capacity of every student in our care. Beyond competitive pay and benefits, faculty enjoy working in a collegial, growth-oriented, and joyful culture.

About this job

The Archer School for Girls is seeking an enthusiastic and talented part-time Music Teacher to join our dynamic arts department. This individual will be responsible for teaching Upper School Songwriting, Upper School Music Composition and Theory, and Middle School Rock or Jazz Ensembles. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of music theory, composition, and contemporary songwriting techniques, along with experience in ensemble instruction. A passion for working with young musicians of varying skill levels and the ability to create a supportive and challenging learning environment are essential.

Beyond competitive pay and benefits, faculty enjoy working in a highly collegial, student-centered, and joyful learning community. We seek teachers who will contribute to our equitable learning environment. Integral to our mission, Archer has remained passionately committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive community where all students can thrive personally and academically.

Even if you don’t meet every criteria, we still encourage you to apply. Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are looking for lifelong learners who can contribute to the diverse perspectives, experience, and talents on our team.

Salary range: $40,320 - $72,000 annually (depending on qualifications and experience)

Roles & responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

• Teaching 3 courses including Upper School Songwriting and Music Composition, Upper School Music Theory, and Middle School Rock Band/ Jazz Ensemble

• Developing engaging lesson plans that inspire creativity and musical growth

• Conducting individual and group coaching and rehearsals

• Collaborating with the Music Department to organize performances and showcases


Qualifications include:

• Bachelor's degree in Music Education or a related field

• Prior experience teaching music at the middle school or high school level.

• Demonstrable experience in songwriting and music composition.

• Proficiency in playing one or more musical instruments, preferably those relevant to rock and jazz ensembles (e.g., guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, saxophone, trumpet).

• Experience in leading and conducting ensembles, particularly in rock and jazz genres.

• Strong foundation in music theory and history, especially in areas relevant to songwriting and jazz/rock music.

• Ability to teach music theory and history in an engaging and accessible manner to students of varying skill levels.

• Proficiency in music technology, such as music notation software (e.g., Finale, Sibelius) and digital audio workstations (e.g., GarageBand, Logic Pro).

• Ability to create a positive and inclusive classroom environment that promotes student collaboration and exploration

To apply

To apply, please click on the link below (include your resume, cover letter, and a portfolio of work or examples of projects taught):

No phone calls, please. More information on Archer can be found at The Archer School for Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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