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The following job announcements are provided as a courtesy to members of SCMEA. Note that SCMEA is not responsible for the accuracy of these announcements; for more information contact each school district directly. When submitting a job announcement, please include the date to remove it from this web page. Also note that some of these jobs may already be filled; it is up to the contributor to inform us of its change of status.

Charleston Academy of Music Piano Instructor (part-time)

The piano instructor will work with the piano faculty to achieve the overall success, growth, and progress of the program for the Charleston Academy of Music. The specific duties of the instructor include, but are not limited to the following:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify student learning needs and develop appropriate teaching strategies, instructional material, and methods.
  • Perform related duties as assigned
  • Maintain a professional line of communication with parents and the office.
  • Provide quality one-on-one lessons to students of various ages and backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or at least 2-3 years of proven experience in related fields
  • Capability to deal with individuals from various backgrounds including students’ parents and personnel.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to organize and maintain schedules and attendance records.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team

Send your resume and cover letter to CharlestonAcademyMusic@gmail.com.

Charleston Symphony Orchestra Director of Education & Community Engagement

Job Title: Director of Education & Community Engagement
Post Date: May 28, 2014
Reports To: Executive Director

Job Summary
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra is seeking a full-time Director of Education & Community Engagement who will be responsible for creating and implementing cutting-edge educational and outreach initiatives designed to engage and inspire young people, as well as adults, in all demographics and socio-economic families of the tri-county area. The Director of Education & Community Engagement will advocate initiatives internally that help guide the long-range planning and mission of the CSO, ultimately leading to long-lasting relationships and partnerships with educational institutions and civic leaders in our community.

Duties & Responsibilities
Overview: Responsible for reviewing and measuring effectiveness of existing educational initiatives. Serve as a pioneer for new programs that will further embed the CSO into the fabric of the Charleston community

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • CSO In-school program: work with teachers, administrators, and musicians to implement improvements in education through music; create curriculum and ensure successful implementation; create professional development opportunities for teachers and musicians; ensure program has necessary follow-through in order to have profound impact on students; document and report achievements
  • Charter School Liaison: offer strategic support on music curriculum for school; assist in implementing best practices to amplify cross curricular elements of music education; offer support and help staff after-school program with CSO musicians; work with musicians to staff teaching positions
  • Manage in collaboration with Artistic team, all aspects of school based programming including Young People’s Concerts, Family Concerts, Composition & Critique, Share the Stage, Classical Fusion, National Young Artist Competition, Reduce Reuse and Recycle, and other educational programming. Curriculum development with teachers, music programming, educational/concert themes; managing complex scheduling with school districts and other educational institutions; document and report results of programming achievements
  • Develop new programs that engage and inspire our youth using technology, community partnerships, and time tested best practices in education
  • Create community outreach programs; build and maintain professional relationships with community leaders in the social service sector
  • Build relationships to inspire community volunteerism.
  • Assist Executive director in budget planning for Educational Programming
  • Stay informed on cutting-edge educational trends that create new opportunities

The Director of Education & Community Engagement will work closely with the Director of Artistic Operations, Music Director (Artistic Advisor), Director of Development, and Director of Marketing.


  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree preferred
  • 5 years + experience in Arts education/administration
  • Experience in curriculum design and implementation for arts integration in schools
  • A passion for advancing the art form of orchestral music performance and music education and appreciation for the value the organization provides in the community
  • Ability to manage multiple and complex programs simultaneously, assuring only the highest-level artistic and educational product
  • Familiarity with the full range of symphonic repertoire
  • Effective, transparent communicator, with strong oral and written skills
  • A collaborative and flexible style, needs to be seen as a team player who is committed to excellence
  • Extraordinary attention to detail
  • Understanding of overall mission of the organization, and ability to implement that mission in the most effective and efficient manner, considering and balancing the educational, financial, and artistic elements

About the Organization
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra is a one of South Carolina’s largest performing arts organizations. Having recently completed a successful restructuring, the CSO has created a sustainable business model with three consecutive years of modest surpluses, as well as higher quality artistic output. The CSO is seen as a model of success for other organizations. The CSO is enjoying a broad base of support from all segments of the community. A regional orchestra with 24 salaried musicians, the CSO serves the Lowcountry of South Carolina with varied musical performances and impactful educational initiatives.

To Apply
Send a resume and cover letter to:

Michael A. Smith
Executive Director
Charleston Symphony Orchestra
756 Saint Andrews Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407

Christ Church Episcopal School seeks Middle School Music Teacher and Musical Director

Christ Church Episcopal School seeks exceptional candidates for the role of middle school Music Teacher and Musical Director. They offer a dynamic and engaging learning environment that seeks to develop high level analytic and critical thinking skills in all of their students. They focus on student centered instruction designed to engage students through a rigorous program that is implemented by a collaborative middle school faculty. The ideal candidate for this position will have the opportunity to work with students in grade 5–8 with responsibilities which include teaching their 5th grade instrumental program and introductory music classes, providing and directing music during weekly chapel services, and leading many ensemble groups such as the Middle School Choir, the Groovy Boys, the Girls Glee Choir, and the Advanced Treble Choir.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelors degree. Strong preference will be given to candidates with several years of experience specific to the teaching of music to young adolescents and directing musical productions.

Salary is competitive and includes a generous benefits package. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to:

Nick Hinrichsen
Middle School Director
Christ Church Episcopal School
555 Wenwood Road | Greenville, SC 29607
864.299.1522 x1253 | hinrichsenn@cces.org

Performing Arts educators to score edTPA

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) invite you to become a scorer for edTPA™. Designed for the profession by the profession to support candidate learning and preparation program growth and renewal, edTPA was developed by teachers and teacher educators from across the nation in collaboration with faculty and staff from Stanford University. Aligned with the Common Core State Standards and InTASC Standards, edTPA assesses teaching that promotes student learning in diverse contexts.

SCALE, AACTE and Pearson invite teacher educators and accomplished teachers to score edTPA. Pearson is hiring teacher educators and accomplished teachers to score edTPA from a secure, private location such as home or office. Qualified candidates will complete training, pass a qualification and then score edTPA assessments.

edTPA Scorer Qualifications

All scorers are recruited and selected because of their documented experience both with beginning teachers and with subject-matter content. The criteria for selecting and training scorers are rigorous and include:

  • expertise in the subject matter or developmental level of the teaching field (degree and/or professional experience);
  • teaching experience in that field (or experience teaching methods courses or supervising student teachers in that field); and
  • experience mentoring or supervising beginning teachers, or administering programs that prepare them.

edTPA Scorer Commitment

Scorers must complete a training curriculum that includes about 19 to 24 hours of online modules, interactive web-based sessions, and scoring of several qualification portfolios.

In addition to completing the training, scorers are expected to score a minimum of 8 edTPA portfolios within a month depending on the number of submissions.

Portfolios are available for scorers to score at their convenience; the average time to score a portfolio is approximately 2 to 3 hours.

Scorers are compensated for training time and for portfolios scored.

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Updated Thu, October 30, 2014