Trinity Episcopal School seeks a highly qualified, motivated individual with the desire and leadership capacity to create an environment where collaboration and creative problem-solving thrive through the library program and implementation of research /inquiry curriculum. The individual hired must be both an excellent communicator who instills enthusiasm in others, and a forward-thinking educator.
Trinity Episcopal School is an inclusive, forward-thinking, faith-based K-8 independent school that meets each student where they are to nurture the whole child’s academic, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. Trinity is located in West Lake Hills, close to downtown Austin, Texas.
Our Mission: At Trinity Episcopal School, we will nurture each child academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We will honor each child’s spirit for learning and life, ever mindful that we are all children of God.
As a member of the K-8 Library, Research, and Technology department, the library media specialist (LMS) will help to meaningfully embed research/inquiry and library skills instruction into the academic curriculum, implement and facilitate pedagogically sound technology initiatives and practices, and be responsive to new external drivers (e.g. disruptive shifts) of media and communication both in professional practice and instruction.
As an instructional partner, the LMS will work with teachers to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources.
As an information specialist, the LMS will provide leadership and guidance in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies as well as expertise in the ethical use of all information.
As a teacher, the LMS will empower students to become critical and trans-disciplinary thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. Specifically, he/she will teach library lessons and co-teach the 4th grade capstone course.
As the library program administrator, the LMS will work collaboratively with members of the community to implement and improve the policies of the school library program, and to organize and promote activities related to it, including the annual school-wide Trinity Book Festival.
At Trinity, our teachers
seek knowledge of current instructional theories as a commitment to understanding and professional growth
demonstrate a vast repertoire of effective and engaging instructional strategies that meet the needs of all students
hold high – but not uniform – expectations of all students
maximize instructional minutes
model, teach, and expect age-appropriate disciplined behaviors in a way that is mission-consistent and respectful
meaningfully and personally engage with all students
actively support colleagues
positively and actively contribute to the life of the school
collaborate with parents in the best interest of the students
understand and respect the principal qualities of an Episcopal school
respect and seek understanding in all facets of diversity
Qualifications:Ideal candidates for this position will have the following qualifications and experience.
Master’s degree (or professional certification) in library media and/or the field of education and a strong knowledge of contemporary academic discourse on 21st century skills, especially with regard to research and inquiry curriculum and technology
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to collaborate with teachers from multiple departments and leverage research and information resources and strategies to create and deepen learning and promote transfer of learning across disciplines and between grade levels
Vast knowledge of and deep passion for literature
Knowledge, capacity, and desire to maintain and improve the school’s print and non-print collection as well as increase meaningful access to and use of them
Experience working with elementary aged students and a basic understanding of child development
Expertise in teaching library lessons and giving book talks, as well as the ability to and interest in co-teaching interdisciplinary courses and teaching skills-based research writing classes
Organizational skills and passion needed to initiate a variety of student-oriented programs tied to school learning initiatives such as Book Clubs, Trinity Book Festival, and the Summer reading challenge
Interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and thoughtful care essential to maintaining a well-organized, welcoming, and functional physical environment for the Trinity community
Understanding of library data and input as needed to consider and implement changes for strategic improvement of services
Knowledge, experience, and leadership skills to provide, as a department, ongoing training, professional development, and support of the Trinity community with regard to independent use of library media resources and technology
Ability to establish a successful rapport with parents in their roles as both parents and volunteers
To apply: Resumes and letters of application should be sent to Human Resources at Trinity Episcopal School, 3901 Bee Cave Road, Austin, TX 78746, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
Trinity Episcopal School invites all qualified individuals who share our core values to apply for faculty positions. All faculty members must be able to support Trinity’s mission as a Christian school.
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