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

Compensation package: Salary range: $25,000-$50,000 plus Benefits (https://www.crms.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/CRMS-Benefit-Summary-1.pdf)

Tagged as: Full Time, Teaching/Education


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 comp

About Colorado Rocky Mountain School

CRMS is a college-preparatory independent boarding school located thirty miles from Aspen in the mountains of western Colorado. Our programs focus on education through meaningful work, wilderness experience, community service, and a rigorous academic setting.

Application Instructions

To apply: Please complete the CRMS Employment application (https://www.crms.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/CRMS-Employment-Application-Revised-1-2021.docx) and send via email to [email protected] CRMS is an equal opportunity employer.

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