Fairfield Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, single sex day school in Fairfield, Connecticut. Founded in 1936 by Laurence W. Gregory, the school has since its inception admitted only boys. Fairfield Country Day School provides an educational community dedicated to the personal growth and intellectual development of boys. Its balanced and challenging program is designed to help each student expand his desire and ability to acquire knowledge, stimulate his curiosity and creativity, and enhance his self-esteem and respect for others. Each boy’s individual development is encouraged in an environment that anticipates the future while appreciating the past. Technology is fully integrated across all grade levels and disciplines. FCDS has received national recognition for its cutting-edge laptop and iPad programs. The academic program is complemented by a rich and vibrant arts curriculum.  FCDS is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status.
Music-grades 5-9
Fairfield Country Day School seeks an ambitious, dedicated, and visionary music teacher to co-direct a well established program. All boys in grades 5–9 at FCDS take music classes and participate in choirs. Boys in grades 5 and 6 play recorders and chimes, and Upper School boys (grades 7–9) have the opportunity to participate in handbells, Pinstripes (a cappella group), and a string chamber orchestra. Each year the music department produces several concerts and a musical. The department also organizes performance in the greater community, New York City, and tours abroad.

Responsibilities
  • Teaches music classes (grades 5-9)
  • Leverages relational learning and best practices for engaging boys in courses and ensembles
  • In conjunction with Lower School music teacher, co-directs Pinstripes (a cappella group), Concert Choir, and other ensembles
  • Lead musical or theatrical performance
  • Accompanies Lower School concerts
  • Serves as an Upper School advisor
  • Coordinates and leads offsite appearances
  • Collaborates collegially with Upper School faculty, participating as fully as possible in the life of the division beyond music program
  • Communicates clearly and directly with boys, parents, and colleagues
  • Challenges and supports all learners through differentiation and adherence to any recommendations provided by outside psychologists
  • Maintains curriculum maps and prepares lessons thoroughly
  • Assists in enforcing school rules and policies
  • Other duties as assigned by Head of School
Qualifications
  • Experience working with early adolescent boys
  • Experience with choral conducting
  • Ability to accompany; strong keyboarding skills
  • Experience directing musicals and/or theater preferred
  • Experience or interest in athletic coaching is desirable
Follow-Up Instructions: Please send a resume and cover letter specific to our school and the position to Pen.Vineyard@fairfieldcountryday.org.

FAIRFIELD COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

2970 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: 203.259.2723  |  Fax: 203.259.3249