Orchestra Teacher/Director of Orchestras 1.0 FTE

Friday, March 30, 2018
Bloomfield Hills Schools
Position Details: 

Location:            International Academy Okma Campus, 1020 East Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills MI  48304, (248) 341-5900


  • NCLB Qualified
  • Valid Michigan secondary teaching certificate with necessary endorsement
  • Major in area of instruction

Unique Aspects which should be considered before applying:

  • Orchestra, Choir, DP Music and MYP Personal Project Teacher
  • A strong background in string pedagogy and music education
  • Ability to be a collaborative member of the music department
  • Longer school year calendar: 192 teacher days
  • Longer school day: 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Symphony Orchestra rehearsals extend after the regular school day
  • Two-thirds of students at the Okma Campus participate in the music program
  • The Okma Campus has an active Music Boosters program that works closely with the Orchestra and Band directors
  • International focus across the curriculum which will involve cross disciplinary planning
  • Block scheduling
  • Teacher responsibilities: classroom instructor, seminar mentor, product team advisor, curriculum development, evening performances, weekend competitions
  • Encouraged to be involved in enrichment weeks
  • Involvement in International Baccalaureate program
  • Will be hired by Bloomfield  School District
  • Willingness to attend International Baccalaureate teacher training

Salary:   Same salary as Bloomfield School District, plus a stipend for the extended school year and the optional enrichment weeks, stipend for extra duties

Starting Date:    Immediately

Contact:              Lynne Gibson, Principal

Application Procedure and Deadline: Complete Online Application at:  www.bloomfield.org 

Complete all sections of the online application.  It is required that applicants upload copies of the following documents to the online application: letter of interest, resume, two letters of recommendation, copy of all transcripts, and copy of valid Michigan teaching certificate(s).

Application deadline is: Until Filled

It is the policy of the Bloomfield Hills Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other reason prohibited by applicable laws,  in its programs, services, activities, or employment practices.  Inquiries related to discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to the Section 504 Coordinator:  Pam Schoemer, Director of Special Education, 7273 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301, (248) 341-5415.  Direct all other inquiries related to discrimination to: Kelly Bohl, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Labor Relations, 7273 

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