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Career Center
Posted
April 15, 2019

Lower School Music and Visual Art Teacher – Artist in Residence

St. George's Independent School
Collierville TN United States
Co-ed Day School, Pre-K through 12th grade
https://www.sgis.org/careers
Position Starts: July 31, 2019
Application Deadline: July 1, 2019

St. Georges Independent School seeks a passionate, entrepreneurial, and hard-working individual who is energized by work with families to serve as Lower School Music and Visual Art Teacher, beginning August 2019. St. Georges Independent School welcomes applications from persons of any race, color, creed, nationality, or ethnic origin.

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 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 instrument
  • teach early childhood and elementary visual art classes that are engaging and build the skills of artistry
  • play keyboard for chapel worship services
  • produce bi-annual student performance concerts across all grade level
  • create student art demonstrative of their growth and learning for children to display in school and 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.

Contact Information

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Ms. Jaime Nichols, Administrative Assistant, at jnichols@sgis.org; fax: 901-261-3999; mail: 3749 Kimball Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111.