Nashville, TN United States
Episcopal School of Nashville seeks a passionate, entrepreneurial, and hard-working individual to serve as a Founding Performing Arts Teacher beginning July 1, 2021. This candidate should have a vision and enthusiasm for developing a program that will help our students engage with all aspects of performance. We especially seek candidates with experience fostering connections between music, theater, and broader cultural and community contexts.
Located in the historic Ross Building in East Nashville, the school opened its doors in the summer of 2016. Episcopal School of Nashville is a diverse urban independent school and is dedicated to nurturing the joy of learning and the spirit of discovery in each of its students. Caring, committed faculty members, in partnership with parents, serve as role models, mentors, and guides. Episcopal School continually strives for an academically talented and ethnically diverse student body and seeks the same in its faculty.
Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Performing Arts, with experience working with children. Candidates will embrace the school’s mission and educational philosophy; candidates must be willing to work in a team environment and be positive, inspirational, and family-centered. The ideal candidate will be an organized and experienced educator, an excellent communicator, a compassionate team-builder, and an ethical leader focused on student-centered learning. They must be able to work collectively with other faculty and staff, be eager about working with students from diverse backgrounds, and lead and inspire students and colleagues. Maintaining a positive classroom culture is also essential.
The Performing Arts Program seeks to help students grow in self-confidence and develop various skills in the art of performance, including theater, music, and improvisation. The candidate will work with students to actively engage their bodies, voices, creative energy, and imaginations in a safe and stimulating environment. Through team building, activities, and speaking opportunities, the ideal candidate will offer opportunities for students to create and perform original student productions, in addition to offering experience with and exposure to existing and established performances.
Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:
- Understand and support Episcopal School of Nashville’s mission, values, and culture
- Encourage and foster an appreciation for a diversity of texts and perspectives to build empathy and understanding of diverse characters and stories
- Be knowledgeable about and sensitive to the needs of young learners
- Be a colleague of the teachers and other Episcopal School faculty
- Teach first through seventh-grade classes with progression in teaching
- Coordinate with homeroom teachers in Lower School and Advisors in Middle School
- Collaborate with colleagues in all Divisions to create a cohesive and integrated program
- Attend faculty and staff meetings and community events outside of school hours
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to our Episcopal School of Nashville team through email@example.com.