Archbishop Riordan High School is an urban Catholic high school for boys,
owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco and conducted by the
Society of Mary, the Marianists, who are assisted by lay men and women. ARHS
reflects the cultural heritage of the ethnic groups of the City of San Francisco
and its adjacent communities. We respect the integrity of each individual as a
unique human being and welcome students of varying abilities and interests.
ARHS, mindful of its mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all,
hires employees of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the
rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made
available to employees of the school. We do not unlawfully discriminate against
employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin
in our hiring practices.
The administration, faculty and staff of ARHS strive to create an environment
where each student is able to reach his potential. It is the teacher's primary
objective to implement the Characteristics of Marianist Education and to live
the school's mission and philosophy to create a faith-filled and academically
rigorous learning environment.
Instrumental Music Teacher / Assistant Band Director
The Archbishop Riordan Band Program is a very active part of the Riordan
community. There are many performances of the ensembles that require
weekends and other time outside of the regular school day. We have an
immediate opening for a dedicated and positive addition to our music
The primary areas of focus for this position are the following:
The Assistant Band Director will assist the Director of Bands in the preparation
of performances for the Marching Band. The Crusader Marching Band is the most
recognized and active ensemble of the Riordan Band Program. The band performs in
local parades and community events and competes in the Northern California Band
Association. This group also performs as the pep band at all home football and
basketball games. This position also involves co-administrating the Winter
Drumline and Color Guard activities.
The core of all music classes at Riordan is the concert ensemble classes. Rudimental
training and performance assessment are the foundation for these ensembles. There are
four concert ensemble classes that make up the Riordan Band Program and are team taught
by both the Director of Bands and Assistant Band Director. The freshman band is a
beginning band comprised of students with little to no music experience and is the
feeder program to the remaining bands. The instruction in this class is divided into
brass and woodwind to allow better focus on the needs of the individual student.
Riordan fully utilizes the SmartMusic assessment program to help assess student progress
and provide for home practice. Knowledge of the SmartMusic program is helpful but not
required. All concert ensembles attend CMEA rated festivals annually. The Marching Band
consists of the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. The Assistant Band Director is the
conductor of the Symphonic Band and is responsible for music selection and concert
preparation of the ensemble. The ideal candidate will be a brass specialist who can
effectively provide support and appropriate pedagogical training at all levels.
The Riordan Jazz Band competes in the Northern California Band Association along with the
Marching and Concert Bands and also performs in jazz festivals in the Bay Area, such as
the CMEA Jazz festival.
The Assistant Band Director position at Archbishop Riordan High School involves working
closely with the Director of Bands, Visual and Performing Arts department chair, as well
as drama and art teachers at Riordan.
Bachelor's Degree in Music Education (or equivalent)
Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music (preferred)
Salary will be commensurate with experience and based on the number of courses assigned.
To apply, please email your Letter of Interest and Resume to:
Mr. Scott Souza
Director of Bands
The position will be open until filled.