Director of Early Childhood Music


Job Description

Brookline Music School (BMS) seeks an experienced educator/administrator specializing in early childhood music and movement to lead its early childhood programs. The director will lead the programs administratively as well as have the opportunity to teach.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading the early childhood program, ages birth to 7
  • Reviewing and updating curriculum as needed
  • Managing the program in coordination with existing program/registration staff including student placement in the group piano program
  • Hiring, training, observing, coaching and evaluating teaching staff
  • Teaching early childhood classes
  • Functioning as the community resource and spokesperson for BMS early childhood programs and developing community collaborations.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Music degree in music education
  • Advanced degree(s) in music education preferred
  • Experience with Music Learning Theory a plus
  • Desire to lead an innovative early childhood program
  • Strong organizational, communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to coordinate complex schedules and effectively manage faculty and student needs
  • Experience working with standard office software including Word, Excel, and database programs

How To Apply

Candidates should email a cover letter, résumé with contact information and a list of references to: Betsy Frauenthal, Executive Director at

Please put the job title in the subject heading. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

About Brookline Music School

Brookline Music School is a private, nonprofit community school for the arts. Founded in 1924, it is the oldest and largest cultural institution in Brookline. BMS seeks to awaken and nurture musical interest, appreciation, and artistic excellence in students by offering comprehensive music instruction to people of all ages and abilities. The School serves the community by teaching in multiple locations, offering tuition assistance, and sponsoring a full schedule of concerts and public performances throughout the year.

Faculty Professional Development

The superb quality of the School’s educational offerings is made possible by the high level of arts education, musicianship and pedagogical experience of the faculty. Over half of our internationally trained faculty members hold a Masters degree or higher. In order to attract and retain such stellar musicians, a Faculty Professional Development Program awards grants so that faculty members may continue to hone their skills with advanced training courses, workshops, master classes and ongoing lessons.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Brookline Music School does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, disability, pregnancy or conditions related to the pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected genetic information, veteran status, military service or other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.