St. Paul Academy and Summit School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school serving over 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, SPA also draws students from Minneapolis and throughout the surrounding communities. For additional information, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.
Position: St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks candidates for the position of Upper and Middle School Jazz Band and Band Director.
Positions Begins: August 2019 Status: Full-time, Exempt Department: Instructional Faculty, Middle/Upper School
Job Description: Candidates should possess the ability to motivate, inspire, and teach Middle School students of all levels, including beginning instrumental ensembles, intermediate concert band, and beginning jazz band. In addition, candidates should bring demonstrated ability to lead talented and motivated student jazz band groups in the Upper School.
Successful candidates will bring demonstrated excellence in band instruction with a particular expertise in jazz band, deep understanding of the developmental journey of students from grade 6 through grade 12, vision and flexibility in program development, and excellent organizational skills. Outstanding interpersonal skills, including collaboration and communication with colleagues, students, and parents is required. Candidates should support the mission of SPA as well as the visions of Middle and Upper Schools, and should be eager to join a professional community where openness to growth is the norm.
Required Skills: Bachelor's degree in relevant field required; Master's degree preferred. Minimum of three years' experience as band director in an educational setting required. Developmental Designs for Middle School training preferred.
How to Apply: The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and a list of references. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/employment.
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