Middle School Music Teacher (Part-time) - 2020-2021
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Jackson, MS seeks an innovative educator to help us as we fulfill Our Vision for the Future:
“In 2021 St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a beacon of educational innovation, inclusivity, and wellness, empowering generations of Saints to impact the world.”
The middle school music teacher will be responsible for fostering a dynamic and creative learning environment that engages students in the 5th and 6th music curriculum and concepts through student-centered, differentiated instruction.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare engaging, age appropriate lessons that reflect extensive knowledge of the curriculum and student development and abilities.
Utilize a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
Integrate meaningful and effective technology in the classroom.
Develop student interest and appreciation for music.
Develop the individual talents of students.
Select appropriate and varied repertoire to fit the vocal needs and abilities of students and engage their interest.
Collaborate with the Director of Choirs to plan and conduct choir rehearsals and performances for the 6th grade choir including winter and spring concerts.
Demonstrate strong classroom management.
Meet deadlines for reporting grades.
Monitor students’ progress, strengths, and weaknesses, and communicate these when necessary to parents/guardians and administrators.
Collaborate with colleagues across the middle school as well as the arts department.
Attend and contribute in full, divisional, departmental, and team faculty meetings.
Take an active role in professional activities and attend relevant professional meetings and conferences.
Stay abreast of the latest advances in music education.
This job operates in a professional school environment.
This is a part-time position with teaching responsibilities from August – May. As with any independent school, faculty should be ready to chaperone class trips, perform typical day-to-day duties such as lunch and carpool duties, and engage fully in all school events that develop the student.
Bachelor’s degree in music, music education, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
At least three to five years teaching and conducting experience preferred. Experience in an independent school preferred.
Demonstrate extensive knowledge of vocal performance.
Ability to teach a wide variety of musical styles
Experience directing large and small ensembles and soloists.
Strong keyboard/piano accompanist skills.
Represent the school in the larger community in a positive manner that reflects that values of the school.
Ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, administrators, and parents/guardians.
Professional written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Proficiency in G Suite required.
About St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a vibrant community dedicated to living out our mission of nurturing a diverse community in the Episcopal tradition, fostering spiritual growth, moral responsibility, academic excellence, and artistic and athletic pursuits, while preparing for a life of service to our community and the world. We are an independent, coeducational, preparatory day school serving nearly 1100 students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade. St. Andrew’s is a close-knit community of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and families of many faiths, cultures, and races and economic backgrounds. Founded in 1947, the school occupies two campuses in the Jackson, MS metro area. The South Campus houses the Lower School (pre-kindergarten through grade 4) in Jackson, and the North Campus houses the Middle School (grades 5 through 8) and Upper School (grades 9 through 12) in Ridgeland.