Upper School Librarian Long-Term Substitute Teacher

St. Christopher's School
Richmond, VA United States

Position Classification: Full-time, temporary (August 19, 2024 – December 2, 2024), faculty, salaried exempt

Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with additional hours as needed to fulfill after school coaching/activity responsibilities as assigned

Reports to: Head of Upper School and Upper School Librarian

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 long-term substitute in its Upper School Library to begin on or around August 19, 2024.

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.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic and collaborative educator who can help students and faculty achieve the School’s academic mission through the various functions, services, and opportunities provided through its Memorial Library.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Advocates for and provides a welcoming space for inquiry, collaboration, and quiet study for the Upper School community.
  • Assists in maintaining the print and digital collections including cataloging, processing, shelving, circulation, and weeding.
  • Assists Upper School Librarian in managing physical space of the library and oversees library when Upper School Librarian is teaching.
  • Assists in providing reference services to students and faculty.
  • Efficiently utilizes library technology and is comfortable with troubleshooting and sending support requests when needed.
  • Assists Upper School Librarian in supporting a robust school reading culture through regularly scheduled, boy-friendly book clubs, engaging displays, programming, and activities as well as reader advisory.
  • Provides basic technology support, including setting up and maintaining printers and troubleshooting laptop issues.
  • Communicates and interacts with library faculty and staff from across the school in an appropriate and effective professional manner.
  • Executes other duties (study halls, class coverage, etc.) as assigned.

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
  • Working toward or holds an MLIS or MLS from an ALA accredited program
  • Has experience with library management systems and discovery services
  • Possesses a love for reading and is able to engage boys in pursuing a lifelong love of reading
  • Possesses excellent problem solving, communication, analytic, and customer service skills
  • Has a growth mindset, be creative and flexible, and demonstrate a sense of humor
  • Has experience working in education and enjoy working with young people, especially boys

Physical Requirements:

  • Is able to perform light physical duties including cleaning and dusting of library spaces and moving and shelving of books
  • 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

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.

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.