St. Mark’s School of Texas seeks an experienced, compassionate Preparatory Strings teacher to join our Fine Arts faculty beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. Candidate must have experience teaching a class of beginning string students at the elementary level. Suzuki training would be beneficial though not required. Competitive candidates will possess the skills to teach fourth grade boys how to play the violin, viola, or cello as well as music theory concepts. The instructor will plan lessons, develop repertoire for students, report to parents about student progress, and secure a performance opportunity in the spring. Additionally, the most competitive candidates will be a gifted music educator, organized, patient, flexible, and a positive team player who enjoys working with younger students.
At St. Mark’s, we are deeply committed to character and leadership education for all boys and have developed a program that spans grades one through twelve. Successful candidates will have interest in making contributions to this aspect of our program and will place equal priority on the character and intellectual development of our students.
Teach fourth-grade preparatory strings curriculum. The class will meet 3 days a week in the mornings.
Partner with the orchestra teacher to best prepare student for future participation in the Strings program.
Maintain class instruments and materials.
Experience / Qualifications & Skills
Five or more years teaching experience at the elementary level preferred; independent school experience is a plus
A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred
Knowledge of varied teaching strategies to differentiate learning
Highly organized and strong communication skills
A passion for teaching and learning, and finds joy working with children
Qualified candidates should visit our website to complete an online application including a letter of interest, resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy.
About St. Mark's School of Texas
Founded in 1906, St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School’s charter states that it is “designed to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction.” The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of learning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.
St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.