Director of Music

Position Description: 


The Putney School is a secondary boarding school in rural Vermont and a leader in progressive education. Everything we do here is part of the curriculum and a diverse faculty and staff are crucial to the success and continued relevance of our community. It is our expectation that each employee will offer their services as necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors and will have the well-being of the school as a whole and of each individual student in mind at all times.

The director of music is responsible for creating and sustaining the vision and direction of the music program at The Putney School. The successful candidate will have experience directing choral and orchestral music ensembles and will possess a high level of musical knowledge and ability in a variety of areas. Candidates should be classically trained with a broad view of current and traditional world music. Experience in a residential school environment is a plus; candidates should expect to participate fully in the life of the school. The arts are prominent at The Putney School, and music has played a significant role in the history and tradition of the school.


  • Oversee academic course offerings in music, teaching classes in music theory, music history, and composition, as determined, and supervising independent projects
  • Supervise and evaluate, with dean of faculty, other music faculty and adjunct teachers
  • Conduct or supervise direction of the chorus, madrigals, orchestra, and chamber music programs
  • Accompany and perform with students, and prepare students for auditions and competitions
  • Lead a weekly all-community Sing and develop and maintain vocal repertoire and materials
  • Coordinate and oversee all music concerts, including winter and spring concerts, and prepare music for special events (Harvest Festival, Graduation)

Please send your resume, a letter of interest, and names of two references to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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Putney School


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Please send your resume, a letter of interest, and names of two references to