St. George’s Independent School seeks a passionate, entrepreneurial, and hard-working individual who is energized by work with families to serve as a Lower School Music and Visual Art Teacher beginning August 2020. The lower school music program seeks to help students grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, understanding, and performance of music; this includes singing, playing instruments, and understanding music theory. The lower school visual art program develops artistry in all children through art-making techniques, art history, critique, and aesthetics in a variety of media.
As an Episcopal school, St. George’s welcomes and respects all religious, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We affirm differences as sources of strength that create a culture of transformative diversity, building upon shared experiences that deepen our humanity and enhance the intellectual, social, spiritual, and moral development of all students. We believe that valuing diversity and inclusion is sacred and living this value transforms our institution, our people, and the greater community.
Type: Salary, 80% time
Duration: Annual Letter of Agreement
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in music or music education; strong piano and vocal skills desired
The successful candidate will possess skills and experience that would include the ability to:
teach early childhood and elementary music classes with an emphasis on singing, movement, musical games, and percussion instruments
teach early childhood and elementary visual art classes that are engaging and build the skills of artistry
play keyboard for chapel worship services
produce biannual student performance concerts across all grade levels
create student art to display in school and to demonstrate their growth and learning to take home
collaborate with colleagues in the music, visual art, and academic classes to create a cohesive and integrated program
attend faculty meetings and community events outside of school hours
Physical Requirements: Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, walk, talk, hear, and interact with campus visitors as well as others who telephone. Must have the ability to understand and present materials and communicate with constituents and co-workers in a harmonious manner.
Candidates will embrace the school’s mission and educational philosophy; candidates must be willing to work in a team environment and be positive, inspirational, and family-centered.
Additional Salary Information: 80% time
About St. George's Independent School
St. George’s Independent School, a coeducational school with three campuses located in the suburbs and city of Memphis, TN, offers an educational model not replicated anywhere else in the United States. Through this distinctive three-campus model and a strategic plan committed to transformative diversity, the school offers financial assistance from prekindergarten (age three) through twelfth grade to students who might not otherwise have logistical or financial access to an independent-school setting. Bound together by an Episcopal tradition that sees all people as children of God, students and families from our Memphis and Germantown campuses build relationships through cross-campus learning and activities, then unite in middle school at our Collierville campus.
A St. George’s education unites active learning with agile teaching to build disciplined minds, adventurous spirits, and brave hearts. Benefiting from a curriculum that weaves together traditional content with innovative educational techniques, St. George’s graduates are better prepared for a complex and global future because of the real-world learning experiences they have today.