General Job Description: St. Anne's Episcopal School seeks a spirited and talented educator to serve as Lower School Music Teacher and Choral Director within the mission and core values of the school. The teacher will be responsible for teaching general music to Lower School students starting in Preschool, directing the MS chorus in grades 5-8, and coordinating winter and spring concerts each year.
The ability to teach drama, and/or coach a sport is a plus. This position would begin in August 2019.
Teach early childhood and elementary music classes with an emphasis on singing, movement, musical games, percussion instruments and recorders
Teach choral music to students in grade 2-4 and 5-8
Produce bi-annual student performance concerts across all grade levels
Collaborate with colleagues in the music, visual art, and academic classes to create a cohesive and integrated program
Understand the fundamental developmental stages in the social, emotional, and academic lives of lower school students
Facilitate the musical programming for weekly Episcopal chapel service and other assemblies, preferably playing keyboard for chapel and special events as needed
Stay current on the best practices in curriculum instruction in Music
Share passion for and appreciation of the language and rhythms of music
Differentiate instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying abilities, attitudes, and musical backgrounds
Establish and maintain standards of student behavior that is aligned with our core values of respect, responsibility, and compassion
Communicate with parents on student progress
Attend specific school events/activities outside of the school day and supervise as needed
Participate in curriculum and professional development and serve on faculty committees
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, faculty, and staff
Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, philosophy statement, and at least five (5) professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates must also submit an employment application and background check - both available at www.stannesde.org/employment. Please use the following format for naming your electronic files: Lastname_Firstname_Resume. References will not be contacted without applicant approval.
Candidates will embrace the school’s mission as well as educational and discipline philosophies; candidates must be willing to work in a team environment and be positive, inspirational, and family-centered.
Candidates will have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a diverse community.
Candidates will have strong organizational and effective time-management skills.
Physical Requirements: Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, stand, walk, talk, hear, and interact with campus visitors as well as with others. Must have the ability to understand and present materials and communicate with constituents and co-workers in a harmonious manner. Must be able to lift 25lbs.
About St. Anne's Episcopal School
St. Anne’s Episcopal School, a coeducational, Preschool - grade 8 day school serving 253 students, was founded in 2002 with the support of St. Andrew’s School and the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware. Located on 125 acres just 30 minutes south of Wilmington and 50 minutes from the Philadelphia Airport, St. Anne's is situated in a growth community (Middletown) and has drawn students from 3 states and 12 counties.
The St. Anne’s Episcopal School mission states that we "prepare students for secondary education and lifelong learning. We strive to enhance the intellectual, spiritual, physical, social, and artistic growth of our students so that they may realize their potential for good as citizens of local and world communities." Our life together centers around a commitment to academic excellence, respect for one another, responsibility for ourselves and our community, and compassion for others. The school embraces diversity in all facets of our life together. We work to teach good stewardship of our campus and our environment. The spiritual growth of members of our community is nurtured through daily devotions, weekly chapels and religion classes at all grades. Our strategic vision s...peaks of our school as a place where children are known, loved, challenged, and inspired for the future.