St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks candidates for the position of Lower School Music and Movement Teacher.
About St. Paul Academy and Summit School:
St. Paul Academy and Summit School (SPA) is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory day school serving more than 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our two campuses are located approximately a mile apart in St. Paul, Minnesota, serving Grades K-5 on our Goodrich Campus and Grades 6-12 on our Randolph Campus. The school draws students from St. Paul, Minneapolis, and throughout the eastern and western suburbs.
Our mission—shaping the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world—is a promise to our students and our families, and it pushes us to be thoughtful about everything we do. It inspires us to be our best and reminds us that we have the responsibility to respect the unique potential in every child. Our mission gives us purpose and represents our greatest aspirations and values. But most of all, it reflects our deep belief in the talents and capabilities of our students.
For additional information about the school’s curriculum, community, and culture, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.
About the Lower School:
When you walk through the front doors of our Lower School, you'll immediately feel just how special a place this is for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. From the welcoming Living Room just inside the front door (often warmed by a cozy fire in the fireplace), to the bright and spacious classrooms and hallways adorned with student artwork, to the five acres of open green space just outside our back door, the Lower School is designed around the academic, social, and emotional needs of young children. Our culture is defined by our warm and welcoming community, our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and our innovative curriculum.
Our small classes, 7:1 student/teacher ratio, and team-teaching model are the building blocks of the Lower School experience, along with the TOOLBOX social/emotional program, which gives both children and adults a common language for community values and problem-solving.
SPA currently seeks a full-time Lower School Music and Movement Teacher to join an innovative teaching team beginning August 2021. Successful candidates will exhibit the capacity to create developmentally and interculturally appropriate curricula, to establish a nurturing and engaging classroom environment for all students, to work collaboratively with various colleagues and parents/guardians, and to produce and direct student performances. In addition, cultural competency, 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:
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. St. Paul Academy and Summit School is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.
K-5 music education degree and/or general music degree with extensive experience teaching primary aged students
The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of references. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/employment.
SPA is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.