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.
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
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.
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
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.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Ms. Jaime Nichols, Administrative Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: 901-261-3999; mail: 3749 Kimball Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in music or music education; strong piano and vocal skills desired
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.
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.
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.
Founded in 1959 by parishioners of St. George’s Episcopal Church as a small, coeducational day school in the then rural suburb of Germantown, the original lower school campus developed a reputation for academic excellence and exemplary character education. With strong parent support and interest, the s...chool leadership began a capital campaign in the late 1990s to expand to grades 6-12 by building on land in the rapidly growing suburb of Collierville. Early in the fundraising process, a group of donors encouraged the school to reach into inner city Memphis. These friends of the school, and other supporters, made possible the 2001 opening of our Memphis campus, a PK-5th grade lower school campus mirroring the curriculum of our original Germantown campus and offering substantial scholarship assistance.
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. Our educational model saw fulfillment in May 2016 when the first cohort of students who started in prekindergarten at the Memphis campus received their diplomas.