Music Educator & Director of Liturgical Music

St. James School
Philadelphia, PA United States

Position Purpose
We are excited to announce an incredible opportunity for a passionate and dynamic individual to join our community as the Music Education & Liturgical Music Director! In this role, you will be an integral member of the school’s Instructional Team, shaping the hearts and minds of our community through the power of music and spiritual expression. You will be responsible for implementing innovative instructional strategies that create a vibrant learning environment, guiding students from beginning-level performance to choral singing success. Your role will involve fostering a culture of musical excellence and spiritual growth, ensuring our students excel in both their academic and personal journeys. Working within St. James School’s learning community, the Music Education & Liturgical Music Director serves students in fourth through eighth grades, reports to the Principal for teaching responsibilities and the Chaplain for liturgical responsibilities.

General Program Responsibilities
● Choir Rehearsal & School Mass Responsibilities: Plan and implement a choral singing curriculum, lead school choir rehearsals, and manage choir performances.
● Teaching: Deliver culturally responsive lessons, differentiate instruction to meet diverse needs, and inspire students through meaningful relationships and engaging lessons.
● Student & Family Communication: Maintain open and effective communication with families, addressing student progress and challenges, and collaborating with the Instructional and Wellness Teams.
● Weekly School Mass Responsibilities: Select music for Mass, lead musical elements, and ensure full participation from choir members and the school community.
● Grow and Lead Multiple Student Choirs: Oversee and lead both Lower and Upper School choirs, combining their talents to create uplifting and reflective choir contributions for School Masses.
● Elevate our Sunday Night Mass Choir: Guide a dedicated Sunday Night Mass Choir, nurturing their skills and passion for liturgical music. Integrate choral students from the school with the Sunday Night Mass Choir, offering students an advanced choral experience that will prepare them for exceptional musical journeys ahead.

● Degrees in education/music/choral or equivalent experiences
● Previous experience in leading choirs
● Teaching Experience preferred
● Desire to work in a small school community that values hard work and long hours
● FBI, Child Abuse and PA Criminal Clearances

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements for consideration to (Principal). We regret that we cannot respond to every applicant. Only those of interest will be contacted.