About SPA: St. Paul Academy and Summit School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory day school serving over 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, SPA also draws students from Minneapolis and throughout the surrounding communities. For additional information, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.
Position: SPA currently seeks a part-time (.60 -.70 FTE) Lower School Music and Movement Teacher- long-term substitute for a leave replacement position.
Position Begins: beginning April 2020 through June 2020. Status: Part-time, Exempt (long term leave replacement position) Department: Instructional, Lower School (grades K-5)
Job Description: Successful candidates will exhibit the capacity to create developmentally appropriate, interdisciplinary curricula, to maintain a nurturing and engaging classroom environment for students, to work collaboratively with a teaching partner, various colleagues, and parents/guardians, and to produce and direct student performances. In addition, excellent written and oral communication skills, a demonstrated love for teaching young children, a passion for personal expression, and active participation in the arts are essential to success in this position. Preference will be given to candidates who possess Orff Schulwerk training (minimum Level 1), instrumental proficiency (guitar, piano, recorder), the ability to execute movement instruction, and/or Responsive Classroom training.
All candidates are expected to carry out the mission of SPA, "Shaping the minds and hearts of the people who will change the world," to support the vision of the Lower School and to contribute to the life of the school outside of the classroom.
Required skills: Bachelor’s degree required. K-5 music education degree and/or general music degree with extensive experience teaching primary aged students Orff Schulwerk training (minimum Level 1) Master’s degree preferred
How to Apply: The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and a list of references. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/employment.
St. Paul Academy and Summit School is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.