Washington Middle School is seeking a full-time instrumental music teacher to direct all aspects of the school’s award-winning concert and jazz band programs. Some classes number 60-80 students, with some instruction taking place after school and during the summer.

Qualified applicants will have: evidence of successful teaching; experience in instrumental music instruction with specific instructional expertise in jazz music; proven track record of successfully motivating students to participate; the ability to engage and empower a large and diverse population of middle school students to achieve excellence in music performance beyond the general expectations held for middle school populations; the capacity to uphold Washington Middle School’s national reputation of musical excellence by participating successfully in local, regional, and national competitions and festivals (arranging for performance scheduling and fees, transportation, travel scholarships, lodging, equipment and sheet music);
the communication and organizational skills to work closely with WMS’s music parent organization to produce concerts, participate in community outreach, oversee an extensive instrument loan program, and fundraise for the program.

In addition to fulfilling the application process for Seattle Schools, interested applicants for this position should send a resume, cover letter, and contact information directly to the attention of Principal Jon Halfaker at Washington Middle School. Application materials are due no later than MAY 5.

For more specific information, please contact Mr. Principal Jon Halfaker at 206-252-2600 or [email protected]

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