Career Opportunities

Key School places high priority on cultivating and sustaining a culture that respects the dignity of every human being. With a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Key is particularly interested in candidates with experience creating and working in an inclusive school setting.


Strings Ensemble Director

Key School is seeking a part-time Strings Ensemble Director in the Performing Arts Department. This part-time position (approximately 7-8 hours per week) includes working with students in our Lower, Middle and Upper Schools (grades 1-12). 

Key School has a nationally recognized Orff Schulwerk music program in its Lower and Middle Schools. This program includes all students and involves playing instruments, movement, speech, singing, and music theory. Key's ensemble approach to music education engages children in the joys of a collaborative experience and provides a profound understanding of music as an academic discipline. In the Upper School students can choose courses in Chorus, Chamber Choir, Music Theory, and Band, as well as Theater and Dance. 


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in music, with a focus on stringed instruments. 
  • Experience working with a diverse and wide-range of students.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Direct the beginning string ensemble in the Lower School 
  • Direct the 5th/6th grade string ensemble
  • Direct the 7th/8th grade string ensemble
  • Direct the Upper School string ensemble
  • May include private string lessons before or after school

Founded in 1958 by professors from St. John's College, Key School engages children from 2.5 years of age through grade 12 in a progressive, coeducational, college-preparatory, day program on its picturesque 15-acre campus located 4 miles from downtown Annapolis. Perhaps no mandate in Key School's Mission Statement lies closer to the heart of the community than its injunction to "Sustain an ethical school culture that engenders an inherent respect for the dignity of every human being, recognizes that personal liberty must be balanced by personal responsibility and individual action by the needs of others, and stresses to all members of the School community the importance of trust, mutual respect, and compassion." 

Key students are collaborative critical thinkers who are motivated and open-minded. Highly committed to their students, Key faculty and staff are supportive, industrious, creative, and approachable. A student-centered environment, Key places great value on respectful open discourse among students and adults alike. 

With a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Key is particularly interested in candidates with experience in creating inclusive school settings and who are culturally responsive.  We are seeking candidates with a commitment to educational equity and justice. Key School is an equal opportunity employer.

Candidate cover letter and resume should be submitted to Brian Michaels, Upper School Division Head, at