Trinity Episcopal School is seeking a Performing Arts Director/Music-Choir Teacher who can teach music and direct choirs for the 2017-18 school year. The Performing Arts Director/Music-Choir Teacher is a member of the faculty and the chair of the performing arts department and reports directly to the Head of Lower School/Assistant Head of School. This full-time position is primarily responsible for the performing arts and music program in grades K-8, for teaching general music in the lower school, directing choirs and assisting in the production of middle school musicals. Availability to offer private lessons in an area commensurate with his/her expertise is also part of this role. The Performing Arts Director/Music-Choir Teacher supports the work of the School by promoting the mission, values and policies of Trinity Episcopal School.
Primary Roles & Responsibilities
Performing Arts Department Chair
Teach general music in the Lower School
Teach drama skills in conjunction with Lower School musical performances
Direct the 4th-8th grade choirs
Assist with the Middle School musicals
Qualifications & Qualities
Familiarity with and 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.
Pedagogical understanding of children in grades K-8
Demonstrated experience in a school setting teaching general music and chorus to lower and middle school students
Excellent musical performance in voice and choir; piano proficiency to accompany choirs; skills in other musical instruments a plus
Undergraduate or Masters Degree in Music is required; (performance or education) education is preferred
Demonstrated experience in leading a team; organizing the planning for and implementation of programs, and providing communication to all stakeholders
Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity and a sense of perspective
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, writing, organizational and communication skills
Ability to be a self-starter and initiator, and ability to work independently and effectively on a team
A high level of energy and ability to work on many tasks/projects
A love for children and a willingness to go above and beyond on behalf of students
Demonstrated sensitivity to students, faculty and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds
Additional Salary Information: 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.
Founded in 2000, Trinity Episcopal School 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 is comprised of 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.