Lower School Music Teacher (Part Time)

St. Christopher's School
Richmond, VA United States

Position Classification: Part-time, 10-month, faculty, salaried exempt

Hours: 11:00am – 2:00pm with additional hours as needed to fulfill responsibilities as assigned; not to exceed 900 hours for the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30)

Reports to: Head of Lower School, with oversight and support from the Director of the Arts

Position Summary:

St. Christopher’s School, the largest all-boys school in Virginia and one of the largest and oldest boys’ schools in the Mid-Atlantic region, seeks a part time Lower School Music Teacher for the 2024 – 2025 school year.

Serving approximately 1,000 boys in Grades JK-12 in Richmond, Virginia, St. Christopher’s is an Episcopal school committed to cultivating a community that is diverse, inclusive and welcoming. We pride ourselves on bringing out the best in every boy. Our boys benefit from an education and curriculum that is holistic, including academics, the arts, athletics, and service learning. The St. Christopher’s experience is further differentiated by a strong emphasis on our Community Pillars-honor & integrity, the pursuit of excellence, and community & brotherhood.

Principal Responsibilities:

Teaching music within the framework of our arts programs to Kindergarten and 1st grade students
Working cooperatively with our arts and grade-level teams
Supporting the developmental and social-emotional needs of each student as necessary and with the aid of appropriate support personnel
Attending department and faculty meetings and all-school professional development meetings, including the Curriculum Institute at the end of the school year occurring every four years
Supervising students on the playground, in the hallway, dining hall, in the classroom, etc. as needed
Creating a positive classroom environment in which all boys feel known and valued
Collaborating with colleagues to design meaningful learning experiences for boys
Planning and preparing lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning
Assessing student progress using a variety of formal and informal data collection tools and methods and providing feedback in a timely manner
Managing student behavior in accordance with best practices for teaching boys
Fostering communication and a respectful partnership with parents/guardians in conferences, during phone calls, and through written correspondence
Communicating in a timely and efficient manner with parents, students, and colleagues
Engaging in continuing professional growth and development, including staying abreast of best practices for teaching boys
Qualifications and Key Skills:

A commitment to St. Christopher’s mission, Community Pillars, policies, and initiatives
A commitment to best practices in education, as articulated in the School’s Teaching Excellence Document, and a dedication to best practices for boys, as espoused by the St. Christopher’s Center for the Study of Boys
A clear commitment to diversity, community, and inclusion in school communities, as expressed in the St. Christopher’s Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Hold at least a bachelor’s degree with strong academic record, preferably with a music or performing arts focus; a masters degree and teaching certification are preferred, but not required
Have a minimum of three years teaching experience or sustained demonstrated experience working with children
Possess the personal traits for nurturing the growth of boys and working cooperatively with adults, including a passion and joy for working with young people, and an enthusiasm for learning
Demonstrate familiarity, ease, and openness with integrating technology into the classroom
Collaborate effectively with members of the arts department and the Lower School faculty in general
Possess excellent problem solving, communication, and analytic skills
Exhibit a growth mindset, be creative and flexible, and demonstrate a sense of humor
Accept constructive feedback as part of professional growth and development
Model professionalism and integrity at all times
Enjoy working with young people, especially boys
Physical Requirements:

Regularly required to stand, walk, bend, and stoop for extended periods of time
Must be able to circulate among students in a classroom setting
Must be able to move from classroom to classroom and from building to building as assigned or required by classroom assignment and activity of the day
Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
Occasionally required to work in poor weather conditions such as temperature, precipitation, and wind during recess and carpool duty
How to Apply:

We only accept applicant resumes through our online portal, which you can access here. Once you select the “Apply Now” button, it will take you through the prompts to complete your application and upload your resume, cover letter and other required documents.

Application deadline is open until filled.

School Website: www.stchristophers.com

School Information:

Established in 1911, St. Christopher’s School is a JK-12 all-boys day school in Richmond, VA. St. Christopher’s School is committed to cultivating a school community that is diverse, inclusive, and welcoming and prides itself on bringing out the best in every boy. Our Episcopal foundation is at the center of what we do, and we care most about developing young men who possess honor and integrity. Our boys benefit from an education and curriculum that is focused on excellence in all forms, including academics, the arts, athletics, and service learning.

The School’s single-campus location consists of 43 contiguous acres and 23 buildings with over 300,000 square feet. With over a century of rich history in the education of boys, St. Christopher’s has a reputation as a national and international leader in the education of boys. Our work with the International Boys’ Schools Coalition and our very own Center for the Study of Boys, supports our new strategic plan, Momentum 2025, setting a bold path forward for the entire St. Christopher’s community.

St. Christopher’s School is committed to fostering, in broad and meaningful ways, an inclusive school community in which all members feel respected, welcomed, and valued. As such, St. Christopher’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Christopher’s School provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and job applicants without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age, disability, genetic information or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.

Mission Statement:

St. Christopher’s School knows, loves, and celebrates boys, promotes their pursuit of excellence, and prepares them for lives of honor and integrity, service, and leadership.

Benefits Package:

Among peer independent schools nationally, St. Christopher’s offers one of the most generous, comprehensive and competitive employee benefits packages available.


Employees receive lunch at no expense while School is in session.

Leave Policies

Wellness Leave

Employees receive ten (10) paid wellness leave days per fiscal year and may accumulate and carry forward any unused wellness leave days to a maximum of sixty (60) days. Included in the 10 wellness days are two (2) personal days that may be converted and used. Employees will receive and may accumulate and carry forward a prorated amount of wellness leave days based upon the amount of time worked. Employees should provide as much notice as possible when requesting wellness leave and must have a supervisor’s approval.

Bereavement/Funeral Leave

Employees may take up to five (5) days of paid bereavement leave for an immediate family member. Employees may also take one day off per year with pay to attend the funeral of a relative outside the immediate family.

Additional Leave

Additional Leave of no more than five business days beyond those listed above may be granted subject to the discretion of the employee’s Division Head or the Headmaster.

Professional Development

The School is committed to supporting the professional growth of employees and will cover costs associated with job-related courses, workshops, conferences, professional associations and graduate degrees. Coverage of costs is budget dependent year to year and subject to the approval of both the employee’s Division Head and the Headmaster.

Our City-Richmond, VA:

Recently featured in The Washington Post, Forbes, Southern Living Magazine and USA Today’s 10 Best Travel Awards, Richmond is known for its vibrant lifestyle and historic charm, mixed with diverse food, music, arts and cultural scenes and leading it to become one of the top mid-sized, affordable cities in the country.

Richmond’s residents enjoy big-city amenities combined with family-friendly quality of life. History buffs can enjoy a visit to St. John’s Church, where Patrick Henry gave his famous “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” speech. Museums include the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute for Contemporary Art, The American Civil War Museum, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, the Children’s Museum of Richmond, the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia and the Virginia Holocaust Museum. Music and dance enthusiasts can enjoy the classics at the Richmond Symphony, Richmond Ballet and Virginia Opera, or more contemporary shows at The National, Altria Theater and outdoor music concerts and festivals on Brown’s Island. Outdoor adventurers can explore over 600 acres of parks, over 40 miles of trails and Class IV rapids in the heart of an urban center through the James River Park System.

Richmond’s array of colleges and universities, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Union University, Virginia State University and the University of Richmond, are cultural hubs and host theater events, music performances and impressive sports teams. The city is also home to the Richmond Flying Squirrels Minor League Baseball team and the Richmond Kickers soccer club.

Not only does Richmond’s appealing climate and location make it an enjoyable and exciting city in which to work and live, but it is ideally situated for a short road trip to the mountains of Charlottesville, to beaches in the Hampton Roads area, or to our nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


Contact Information

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


Contact Nikki Jones (jonesn@stcva.org)