La Lumiere School seeks applicants to join our faculty as a music teacher for the 2019-2020
school year. As a learning community, our teachers strive to go beyond content mastery in
order to help students develop a sense of wonder and an appetite for lifelong learning. The
ideal candidate would be comfortable teaching novice and advanced musicians in both
classroom settings and in extracurricular offerings. We believe in meeting students where
they are, differentiating instruction, and supporting students academic and personal
growth. La Lumiere’s music program is relatively new and blossoming; the individual in this
role will need to be flexible and build ensembles around the strengths of current students.
Our tentative course offerings for this position include Music Appreciation (1 semester
long), Music Performance Skills (year long), Choir (year long), an instrumental ensemble
(year long), and AP Music Theory (year long). This role may also sponsor additional
ensembles in the afternoon during two seasons of the year, potentially working in tandem
with the directors of the drama program.
Teach four-five sections of classes each semester
Coach or sponsor a co-curricular activity during two seasons
Serve as an advisor to a group of approximately eight students
Serve on residential duty teams (responsibilities vary depending on the constellation of duties and living arrangement)
Faculty compensation packages are competitive. In addition to departmental budgets,
faculty have a personal innovation fund to enhance learning in their classes. If a faculty
member resides on campus, the school provides year-round housing and meals when school
is in session for the faculty member and his/her family as a part of the benefits package.
Other benefits include an optional health plan, a contribution to a TIAA-CREF retirement
account, and professional development opportunities.
Ten-month appointment (August-May)
Reports to the Academic Dean
Please submit a résumé, cover letter, and a list of three - five references to Andrew Hoyt
(email@example.com). Two letters of recommendation are optional, but encouraged. References
will only be contacted after permission is granted by candidates.
Bachelor’s degree in the relevant academic discipline (master’s degree preferred)
Three or more years of teaching experience at the secondary level is preferred
Experience working with students outside of the classroom through coaching, mentorship, or other activities preferred
Faculty at La Lumiere describe each other as:
responsive to student needs
flexible and willing to help
energetic and self-motivated
knowledgeable of their subject and the field of education
excited to work with students in the dorms
desiring to live where they work (though some faculty members live off-campus)
Students describe La Lumiere faculty as:
attuned to the needs of students
willing to help outside of class
having a sense of humor
intelligent and prepared
About La Lumiere School
La Lumiere School challenges and supports each of its 185 students to thrive—here on our wooded campus in La Porte, Indiana, an hour southeast of Chicago; in the colleges they pursue; and throughout their lives. We meet our freshmen where they are, carefully stretching them out of their comfort zones while maintaining an intentional, supportive environment. Graduation finds seniors who are well on their way to growing into the best versions of themselves, comfortable in their own skins yet hungry for the next challenge—students who have grown in character, scholarship, and faith, and who believe that they’re at the helm of their own journey.