Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an independent coeducational, college preparatory day school serving grades Pre-Kindergarten (including 2 year olds) through 12. Founded in 1966, the school has a current enrollment of approximately 900 students and 175 employees located at our 100-acre main campus or our 3-acre Harbour View satellite campus, both in Suffolk, Virginia. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
Nansemond Suffolk Academy is seeking an experienced educator to teach, direct, and coordinate all choral activities for the Upper and Middle Schools. The choral program at NSA is a highly regarded program at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, and enjoys an excellent reputation throughout the Hampton Roads region. Being an independent school, the Choral Director will have significant latitude to shape the program in concert with the school’s mission. This individual will be expected to hold the highest standards of educational professionalism while engaging children from grades six through twelve. This individual should be able to work in collaborative atmosphere, while continuing to advance an already outstanding music program, and support all other programs of the school. This individual will set a positive tone of mutual respect, a strong work ethic and promote excellence in a student-centered environment necessary to accomplish the school’s mission.
Direct Middle School and Upper School choral performers to include concert and ensembles;
Plan, rehearse and direct choral experiences for the school and community including a variety of performances during the school year;
Coordinate and direct choral participation at events, including concerts, adjudications and special events;
Provide choral programs for school productions that enhance the students’ performing experience;
Obtain and use evaluative findings (including student feedback) to determine program effectiveness;
Organize and conduct auditions for District, Regional and State events;
Order all supplies, materials, and equipment necessary for choral-related activities;
Maintain open communication with parents, students, division heads, and teachers;
Work with the Director of Communications and Public Relations and the Director of Admissions to promote awareness about the choral program through school communications and other relevant audiences and to post choral announcements and accomplishments on the school’s website;
Work with administration to ensure the school’s calendar reflects all choral events and collaborate with key personnel to ensure accuracy of posted events;
Assist with all facets of planning end-of-year choral celebration;
Support a nurturing, compassionate and welcoming environment for all;
Participate, as needed, in special department projects;
Maintain a high level of visibility at student, parent, and faculty/staff activities and foster relationships within the NSA communities; and
Perform other duties as assigned by the Heads of Upper and Middle Schools.
A bachelor’s degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Music from an accredited College or University
Valid Teaching Certificate in the content area of Music Education
Demonstrated experience in the knowledge and teaching of choral music
Prior experience as a Choral Director, preferred but not required
Salary commensurate with education and experience
Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to details
Self-directed with the ability to work independently under limited supervision
Professional appearance and demeanor
Strong work ethic
Ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
Proficient using Excel, Word, PowerPoint and G Suite for Education, Blackbaud experience preferred, but not required
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy offers a competitive salary, health, retirement, disability and life insurance benefit programs. Qualified applicants shall submit a letter of interest, resume with references, and a completed NSA Employment Application (posted online) to Amy Morrell, Executive Administrator for the Office of the Head of School, at email@example.com, for further consideration. Salary commensurate with experience.
At Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, students are engaged in personal growth, inspired to discover their passion
and empowered to make a difference in the world.
About Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, founded in 1966, is an independent, non-profit, coeducational, college-preparatory day school, which offers an academic program to approximately 880 students encompassing pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Governed by a Board of Trustees, the Academy seeks to admit students who are prepared to enter an academically challenging educational environment. To prepare students for success in a pluralistic society, the Academy pursues diversity as a component of a selective enrollment process.
The City of Suffolk, Virginia, located twenty miles from Norfolk and thirty-five miles from Virginia Beach, retains the charm of tidewater community living while offering easy access to urban and ocean-resort attractions.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer