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Music - Orchestra

Yongsan International School of Seoul

School Info:

Name:Yongsan International School of Seoul


Orchestra Director

JOB DESCRIPTION – Music - Orchestra 

School Background:

Yongsan International School of Seoul is located in the heart of Seoul, the capital of South Korea.  Seoul is home to twenty-five million people, and is a safe, modern city with excellent public transportation and many social and cultural opportunities.

YISS offers a K-12 U.S.-based curriculum designed to nurture the attitudes, knowledge, and skills of the whole child. Our mission is to instill in each student a passion for truth, a commitment to excellence, and an appreciation for diversity. YISS seeks to employ experienced Christian educators who are eager to fulfill our mission and have a passion for living out their faith in an international school context as we serve the 1000 students and families represented. With students from over 50 countries, we greatly value the diversity in our students, and as such, value diversity in our faculty and staff positions at YISS. Our current staff hails from all over the world, though most have been educated in the United States and Canada. Our teachers are what make YISS such a great place for students to grow both spiritually and academically.

Job Summary/Objective:

Create a positive learning environment reflective of the love of Christ, supportive of every student, and professional in every aspect. Thus effecting student learning through mastery of the subject material by utilizing valid teaching techniques to achieve secondary education curriculum goals within the framework of the school’s philosophy.

General Responsibilities:

Orchestra Director’s Job Description and Performance Expectations

Instruments of the Orchestra program include:

Violin, viola, cello, bass, harp and one piano accompanist per class


High School String Orchestra (two sections) offered currently during ‘D and H’

blocks. Class time is currently from 1:45 - 3:10 daily. Each class works on individual

literature but also combines with the other section for the Cantata, Large Group

Festival and the Pop’s Concert. These are not auditioned groups.


Middle School Orchestras currently offered daily for 45 minute classes.

6 th Grade Orchestra (Preludium)

7 th grade Orchestra (Sinfonia)

8 th Grade Orchestra (Chamber)


Elementary Orchestra is currently offered as an “After School Activity” choice.

Beginners meet on Wednesdays from 3:10 - 4:30 and the more advanced students

meet on Fridays from 3:10 - 4:30. An Elementary program should be continued in

order to keep strong MS and HS programs. Since these are part of the “After School

Program” the instructor is paid an extra stipend.


TRI-M Music Honor Society Sponsor, Middle School and/or High School

Chapters (MS meets Tuesdays after school from 3:20 - 4:05 and HS meets from 7:10

- 7:45 on Thursday mornings before school). It is expected that all music faculty will

be involved in TRI-M management and activities). These groups serve their YISS and

neighborhood communities through their musical skills. We have performed and

local Elder Care Centers and Retirement centers, caroled for our school family,

raised funds to purchase instruments for the needy, provided Elementary Outreach,

and have helped to run Large Group and International Festivals.


Concert Performance Schedule for 2019-20

MS orchestras perform in October, December, March (Solos and Ensemble

performances in class) and May (Pops Concert).

Some performances are in conjunction with the bands and others are just string

concerts (Dec./March).



The candidate must possess:

 Current state or provincial issued teacher certification

 Minimum of Two years of teaching experience

 Minimum of an undergraduate degree in education 

 Flexibility of schedule

 The preferred candidate will possess:

 Masters in Music Education or related field

 Experience teaching in an International and / or cross-cultural environment


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