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Career Center
March 13, 2019

Part-time Lower School Music Teacher 2019-2020

Trinity Episcopal School of Austin
Austin TX United States
Position Starts: June 30, 2019
Application Deadline: Until Filled

Trinity Episcopal School seeks applications for a part-time lower school (K-4) music teacher for the 2019-2020 school year, beginning August 2019. This is a collaborative, co-teaching position.  Trinity is a progressive, independent day school with approximately 540 students in kindergarten through eighth grade located in Westlake Hills, close to downtown Austin, Texas.

Overview of position:  At Trinity we believe that a musician exists in all children.  Our goal is to nurture these musicians by providing them with opportunities to appreciate, create, and perform music through music literacy and instruction.  Trinity students sing together daily in chapel and are exposed to a wide array of Christian, traditional, and global musical experiences and concepts during their music classes. At Trinity, we hone children’s musical skills as a means to increase self-confidence, encourage empathy and teamwork, reinforce our core values, and unite our community through group performances.

Responsibilities include:  The two music teachers collaborate to write daily lesson plans that ensure a coherent curriculum across K-4.  They split all K-4 classes (15 unique homeroom classes), each class attending music 1 time/3 day rotation.  

In addition to teaching lower school music classes, teachers are also responsible for:

  • directing musical performances
  • leading our annual K-4 Christmas Pageant
  • planning field trips or guest artist presentations, as appropriate
  • playing the piano for daily chapel service
  • working together, alongside the Chaplain, to select age appropriate songs to be sung during chapel
  • collaborating with the Middle School music teacher to select music for combined performances during All School Chapel
  • accompanying the Middle School choir or making accompaniment recordings for the Middle School choir and theater arts program

Our Mission:  At Trinity Episcopal School, we will nurture each child academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  We will honor each child’s spirit for learning and life, ever mindful that we are all children of God.

At Trinity, our teachers

  • seek knowledge of current instructional theories as a commitment to understanding and professional growth
  • demonstrate a vast repertoire of effective and engaging instructional strategies that meet the needs of all students
  • hold high – but not uniform – standards for/expectations of all students
  • maximize instructional minutes
  • meaningfully and personally engage with all students
  • actively support colleagues
  • positively and actively contribute to the life of the school
  • collaborate with parents in the best interest of the students
  • understand and respect the principal qualities of an Episcopal school
  • respect and seek understanding in all facets of diversity

Qualifications:  Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited school, superior teaching skills, excellent character, and a proven legacy of outstanding classroom performance.  Excellent writing skills and strong verbal communication skills are expected.  Ability to be an innovative, collaborative, and positive member of the faculty is required.

Contact Information

To apply:  Resumes and letters of application should be sent to Human Resources at Trinity Episcopal School, 3901 Bee Cave Road, Austin, TX  78746, or by email to employment@austintrinity.org.  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and accepted until the position is filled.  No phone calls please.

Trinity Episcopal School invites all qualified individuals who share our core values to apply for faculty positions. All faculty members must be able to support Trinity’s mission as a Christian school.

Trinity Episcopal School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Trinity Episcopal School complies with applicable state and local laws governing, non--‐discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.