Part-Time Music Director

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Part-Time Music Director

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox, co-educational day school in Riverdale, NY is looking for a part-time Music Director with a love for children’s music education to work with students from 1st grade through 5th grade as well as musically lead special school-wide events. This is a part-time position. 


-Lead traditional music classes with a Jewish musical component 
-Develop students' connection to chagim and Shabbat through song
-Infuse music history and music appreciation into music classes
-Coordinate musical components of yearly programs including the1st grade Siddur Play, 2nd grade Chumash Play, 4th grade Navi Play, as well as other gatherings, grade-wide Hallel, and chagigot
-Work with 4th and 5th grade students in areas of interest from instrumentation to Ta'amei HaMikra to any other musical topic candidate is passionate about 
-Work with the Lower School and Middle School choirs and lead performances
-Excellent classroom management skills

-Familiarity with Dalcroze and Orff methodologies preferred
-Minimum five years of school music teaching experience strongly preferred
-Proficiency with using a recording system preferred

$2,500 - $3,500 a week
Salary range: $2,500-$3,500 per period / week. Salary is commensurate with experience.
About SAR:
SAR Academy is a Modern Orthodox co-educational nursery through grade 8 day school located in Riverdale, NY.  We are dedicated to the belief that every child possesses a divine spark, has unique worth as an individual and should be encouraged to achieve according to his or her ability. Our warm environment promotes confidence, creativity and enthusiasm for learning. In our approach to academics, we nurture students to develop intellectual curiosity, critical thinking skills and a lifelong love of both Torah and Secular studies.