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Applying for Position:
Hillbrook School,
Los Gatos, CA

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

Hillbrook School is seeking a full-time middle school (5th-8th) music teacher to teach music classes and electives, serve as director of the school musical, and participate in grade-level activities that support the student experience.

Salaries are competitive. Benefits include full medical, dental, vision coverage, student loan paydown, and a comprehensive listing of additional benefits; ample retirement planning with TIAA-CREF; a generous holiday schedule; access to and support with the latest state-of-the-art education technology; and a strong commitment to engaging and personalized professional development. Hillbrook School is an equal opportunity employer. Opportunities are open to all individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or handicap.



  • Instruct students in music theory, harmony, and music appreciation
  • Teach singing and musical instrument instruction to individuals and groups through 5th- 8th grade level classes and electives
  • Lead choral and instrumental groups in regular and special performances for the school program, community activities, and concerts
  • Oversee and direct the school musical
  •  Lead Community Sing for JK-8th grade
  •  Implement the school’s social-emotional curriculum, which is based on Responsive Classroom and Developmental Design.
  • Provide hands-on, inquiry-based teaching; manage collaborative learning groups; integrate technology into the curriculum.
  • Communicate and follow-up on student progress, liaising with parents.
  • Collaborate and co-teach with colleagues, including the Lower School music teacher and  Resident Teachers, with a focus on differentiated instruction.
  • Actively participate in a faculty culture that is committed to being at the leading edge of K-8 education.
  • Reports to the Middle School Head.



  • A love of elementary and middle school children
  • Master’s degree and three years teaching experience preferred in music or music education
  • Demonstrated skills as a musician
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning in a dynamic, 21st-century school community
  • Expertise and experience teaching the Orff-Schulwerk method preferred
  • Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative environment
  • A growth mindset, active sense of humor, warm personality, and excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in educational technology

As noted in our recently rewritten Statement of Inclusivity, Hillbrook is an intentionally diverse community that strives to reflect the extraordinary diversity of Silicon Valley, believing that educational excellence and equity depend on the creation of a diverse and inclusive community where all people feel a full sense of membership. We invite you to join us in developing culturally competent students and building an educational institution committed to social justice. We foster wide-ranging opportunities for all employees to engage in work that furthers these goals, from personal dialogues that help us understand different perspectives to pedagogical training designed to support equity-minded instruction. Ultimately, we hope that this work helps all of our constituents - employees, students, and families - be more empathetic, globally- minded, and justice-oriented.

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