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Job ID: 175946

Music Teaching Position

Date Posted Jan. 5, 2022
Title Music Teaching Position
School / District
Carbondale, CO, United States
Department Colorado Rocky Mountain School
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Art/Music/Theater

CRMS is a college-preparatory independent boarding school located in the mountains of western Colorado. We provide students with a transformative education through an inclusive community on our campus, a rigorous academic program in our classrooms, and experiential learning on our public lands.

CRMS seeks to be a learning environment where diverse students and faculty can challenge their intellect, hone life skills, share a respect for the outdoors, and develop character. We are a community that welcomes and values differences so that we may understand, grow, and support each other in our quest for a culture of inclusion, equity, and belonging. Faculty dedicated to promoting these values, and those from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with other Colorado boarding schools. Housing included. For more information, To apply, send a resume, and cover letter to

Colorado Rocky Mountain School is looking for a highly qualified, full-time upper school music teacher for the fall of 2022. Arts educators at CRMS cultivate creativity, performance skills, and an ethos of excellence. Music is studied in small, student-driven performance ensembles in which students explore diverse genres and styles. CRMS music students understand contemporary music through research, the study of music fundamentals, theory, technique, and live performance.

CRMS faculty employ a student-centered approach to teaching, meeting individual students’ needs in developing an academically vibrant and skilled level of scholarship. Faculty also participate in our active program (including outdoor, sports, arts, and community service curricula) and contribute to our residential and advisory programs.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Teach three to four academic music courses
Produce four music performances annually
Support boarding students as a dorm parent in the evening and weekend residential program
Mentor a group of students as an advisor
Instruct active program curriculum including trips, mountain sports, arts, or service work
Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues
Foster inclusion and social justice, ensuring all students’ sense of belonging
Take on other duties as needed
Execute all duties in a timely and professional manner

Bachelor’s Degree in music required; advanced degree and/or teaching credential preferred
Music teaching experience (1-year minimum)
Experience teaching a variety of instruments, styles, and genres
Demonstrated experience in the use of technology, and in integrating technological applications in the classroom
Skilled use of recording and engineering software (Logic Pro or Pro Tools) preferred
Experience preparing and presenting a live performance
Organization/time-management skills
Cultural competencies required to promote inclusion, equity, and belonging within a diverse cultural and social framework
Ability to effectively engage with students as a dorm parent and advisor

About Colorado Rocky Mountain School
The Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) is a college-preparatory independent high school located thirty miles northwest of Aspen in the mountains of western Colorado. CRMS’s average enrollment is 175 students in grades 9-12 from various countries. Key to the underpinnings of our progressive and experiential program is close faculty-student relationships and a skill-based academic curriculum balanced with outdoor activities that challenge young people to develop skills, judgment, responsibility, as well as a service ethic. Also significant are tasks related to daily life and the well being of the community. Our balanced curriculum of rigorous college-preparatory courses, wilderness education, and service learning, all in a residential setting, allows students to cultivate academic excellence, critical thinking, and community-mindedness

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