Music Teacher (Full Time)

St. Stephen's Episcopal School
Houston, TX United States

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Houston (SSESH) seeks a Music Teacher to join our teaching faculty. The Music Teacher plays a key role in our co-curricular program. Specifically, the Music Teacher designs and implements music lessons for all students with developmentally appropriate outcome goals, and is part of the leadership team to put on numerous performances during the school year. These include but are not limited to, a holiday performance, grade-level performances, and the showcase performance during SouthXSt. Stephen’s (our spring, week-long celebration of the arts).

The position begins on August 1, 2024.

Requirements

  • All persons employed at SSESH must be over the age of 18.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Music, Performing Arts, or a related field.
  • Experience teaching music to early childhood, elementary, and/or middle school levels.
  • Strong foundation in a variety of musical mediums and techniques.
  • Ability to inspire students and foster creativity and critical thinking.
  • Excellent classroom management skills and a patient, nurturing approach.
  • Experience with integrating technology in music education is a plus.
  • Ability to manage confidential information, including communication with families and colleagues.
  • Experience with, appreciation for, or an interest in learning about Montessori education
  • Authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Completion of Safeguarding God’s Children Training (provided by SSESH).
  • A successful background check, including fingerprinting.
  • Willingness to obtain and maintain first aid, automated external defibrillator (AED), and CPR certification.
  • The position may require extended periods of time at a desk or moving around the classroom.
  • The position may require you to lift objects up to around 20 pounds.
  • The position may require event support on the weekends and/or evenings.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach a variety of music courses to students of varying skill levels.
  • Develop and implement engaging, student-centered lesson plans that cater to a diverse range of musical interests and abilities.
  • Collaborate with other faculty members to integrate music into interdisciplinary learning experiences.
  • Organize and supervise music performances and school-wide musical events.
  • Mentor and guide students in developing their music portfolios.
  • Evaluate student work and communicate progress with the students and their families.
  • Assist with morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal and/or Head of School.
  • Salary is market competitive and based on experience. The position also offers health and retirement benefits.

About St. Stephen’s Episcopal School

At St. Stephen’s, we provide a progressive, cohesive, and globally focused education for students 15 months – 8th grade. Grounded in Montessori principles, we encourage our students to become lifelong learners and influential global citizens.

Through academic success, critical thinking, spiritual growth, and creative expression, we are committed to providing an educational experience that isn’t one-size-fits-all. At St. Stephen’s, we promote understanding and respect while instilling a sense of responsibility for our interconnected world. Our focus is to aid students in becoming good learners and good people, providing a caring community that is true of moral and academic learning.

St. Stephen’s seeks to integrate religious and spiritual formation into the overall curriculum and life of our school community. Our school encourages our students to form a global perspective. We embrace differences and affirm the innate worth of all people.

Mission

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School – Houston nurtures each child’s academic, creative, and spiritual potential.

The Bulldog Way (the principles that guide our work)

  • Integrity
  • Grace
  • Respect
  • Optimism
  • Wisdom

School Profile

  • Established: 1971
  • Educating students from 15 months old – Grade 8
  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Houston, holds the following accreditations.
    • The American Montessori Society
    • The Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES)

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Houston, is a member of the following organizations.

  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Houston Area Independent Schools
  • National Association of Episcopal Schools
  • National Association of Independent Schools

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School does not discriminate in its employment decisions or practices on the basis of gender identity, age, race, color, marital status, national or ethnic origin, and/or sexual orientation. St. Stephen’s Episcopal School does not discriminate in its employment decisions or practices on the basis of any disability that can be reasonably accommodated in the administration of its educational policies and school-administered programs.

Contact Information

If you are interested in applying, please send a resume, a cover letter, as well as three professional references to Dr. Troy Roddy, Head of School, at troddy@ssesh.org.

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