Music Chaplain

Trinity Episcopal School
Charlotte, NC United States

Trinity Episcopal School is seeking a full-time Music Chaplain for the 2021-2022 school year. The Music Chaplain is a member of the Chaplain Team and reports directly to the School Chaplain. This position contributes to the spiritual life of the school by providing leadership in planning the music and liturgical life, teaching faith studies classes, helping with pastoral care, and additional chaplain initiatives as requested. Worship Music Services include a Friday Morning Community (K-8) Chapel, three mid week grade level chapels, and Greet the Week on Mondays. Worship Services outside of the regular weekly schedule includes music leadership during opening and closing faculty worship services, the Baccalaureate service plus all the planning time as needed. This includes a total of 8 days before and after the start of school. The Music Chaplain supports the School by promoting the mission, values and policies of Trinity Episcopal School. 

Qualifications and Qualities:

  • Familiarity with and a commitment to the mission of independent schools and Trinity Episcopal School, and a commitment to our three primary values of scholarship, diversity and spirituality is a must
  • A Bachelors or Master degree in the area of music or religious studies is preferable 
  • Experience working with youth as a music leader and/or a pastoral care capacity
  • Previous teaching experience, ideally with students in grades 4-8
  • Proficient in playing the piano and or the guitar and lead vocal selections in worship services 
  • A willingness to go above and beyond in the best interests of students
  • Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity, and a sense of perspective
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, writing, organizational, and communication skills, including basic technology competencies
  • Ability to be a self-starter and initiator, and ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • A high level of energy and the ability to work on many tasks/projects; a strong work ethic
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills 
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to students, faculty, and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Communicates with his/her team, demonstrating initiative and always doing his/her best as an individual and as part of that team

Founded in 2000, Trinity Episcopal School (TES) is an independent, co-educational school of more than 425 students in grades K‐8. Situated on an urban campus in the Garden District of Charlotte’s First Ward neighborhood, TES capitalizes upon the vibrant Center City as an extended classroom for cultural enrichment, hands‐on learning, and opportunities to serve the community.

A mission‐driven school, Trinity is dedicated to three equally valued and thoroughly intertwined goals: creating scholars, nurturing spirituality, and embracing diversity. TES is a place of pride and passion, where teachers and students are fully engaged. Trinity’s constructivist curriculum challenges students to academic excellence and seeks to maintain the curiosity found in young learners. In keeping with the Episcopal educational tradition, spiritual development is integral to the Trinity experience and is reflected in regular opportunities for community worship and a comprehensive service‐learning program. The founders of Trinity Episcopal School sought to create a student body that would reflect the population of the Charlotte metropolitan area, and it comprises a diverse community of learners who learn together with a mutual sense of belonging, respect, and acceptance. Trinity is populated by a rich variety of people from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This intentional pluralism is a hallmark of Episcopal schools that Trinity has embraced since its founding. Additionally, Trinity has established an Honor Code that holds students to the highest standards of integrity and personal conduct. We actively engage students, families, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

Salary and Benefits: 

Trinity Episcopal School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of other independent schools both locally and nationwide. Individual salary levels are competitive and are determined by educational background and experience.  

Application Process:

Please submit an application available on the website (, current resume and cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this full-time ten month position, beginning August 2021.

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