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Now Hiring: Elementary and Middle School Orchestra Teacher (Grades 3 through 8) – Part-time

The Susquehanna Waldorf School in Marietta is one of the best schools in the tri-county region for inspiring a life-long love of learning. Offering a wide range of fine and practical arts, SWS is a natural choice for parents who want their children to make lasting and meaningful connections with their core subjects. Music is brought to the fore through the school’s general music, orchestral, and choral programs for which the school is known.

SWS seeks a dynamic orchestra and class strings teacher to work as part of a collaborative faculty with other Music and Grades teachers educating students from Grades 3 to 8 for the current 2023-24 year. The ideal applicant will be an experienced Orchestra teacher who can work with elementary and middle school students of varying learning styles and levels of skill and ability. The successful candidate will value the budding artists as much as the art itself being dedicated to nurturing the musical and personal potential of each child. Skills for building enduring and cohesive relationships with parents and colleagues, including excellent verbal and written communication skills, cultural competence, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of professional engagement, are required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Selecting and preparing music for concerts and performances (the annual Winter and Spring Concerts, the May Day festival, and the 8th Grade graduation).
  • Leading rehearsals designed to expand upon and support the student’s overall musical education and encourage a love of music and ensemble performance.
  • Leading two orchestras (5th Grade and Middle School) twice weekly, introducing Beginning Orchestra to the 4th Graders in the second semester once weekly, and teaching beginning strings in a group setting to the 3rd and 4th Graders twice weekly.
  • Monthly department meetings, writing class assessments twice a year, and year-end student assessments once a year.

Qualified applicants will need:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Music or Music Education with an emphasis in Orchestra or a related field is required, or commensurate professional experience. Preferred: experience teaching in an elementary and/or middle school, experience working in independent schools.
  • Sound knowledge and technical skill in violin, viola, cello, and bass.
  • An engaging personality and an ability to work with students from a broad range of backgrounds
  • High expectations for the learning and achievement of your students.
  • To be able to differentiate instruction based on the needs of the students.
  • To be organized with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A willingness to work with the Waldorf pedagogy.
  • A professional presentation.

If you are a qualified and passionate orchestra teacher looking to share your love of music with students who are eager to learn, please email your resume and three references to us today at