St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, an independent Catholic Day School for students in Pre-K 3 through 8th grade, is seeking a high-energy candidate for the full-time Music teacher. The Music teacher will be responsible for teaching new and traditional songs to students, world music, American music, and music theory, integrating music into school-wide events and ceremonies, and collaborating with instructional staff to support, manage, and optimize the use of music in the classroom. This skilled professional works independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
He or she will oversee the middle school choirs, teach third grade through middle school music classes, and serve as the musical director for the third through middle school theatrical productions. The ideal candidate will have exceptional skills as a pianist and vocal coach, possess comfort and/or fluency of the Catholic Mass, strong knowledge of choral music, successful experience in working on theatrical productions, teaching/working with young people, managing multiple priorities, and working well both independently and collaboratively.
The music educator will be part of the school's fine arts faculty and will be responsible for helping to envision and implement the arts program and support the integration of the arts into our curriculum.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and implement a music curriculum for students in third through eighth grades.
In collaboration with classroom teachers, plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program that guides and encourages students and teachers to use music as an educational tool relevant to their grade-level curriculum.
Participate in the planning of school-wide events and celebrations.
Provide musical accompaniment to programs and assemblies in school and in the community.
Develop and expand the school's choir program and expand our participation in community-wide events, concerts, and performances.
Direct the 3rd through 5th grade school play.
Participate in school and parent meetings, as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
This position requires an individual with a strong background in music, proficiency with an instrument (guitar and/or piano preferred); excellent communication and organizational skills; a proven ability to promote a positive and collaborative working environment; demonstrated ability to engage students across grades; experience using current and emerging technologies to support learning. A minimum of 3 years teaching experience in an educational setting is preferred.
St. Gabriel’s is the only independent junior kindergarten through eighth-grade Catholic school in Austin. Our beautiful 32-acre campus is nestled in the rolling hills of the beautiful Central Texas Hill Country.
Our extraordinary faculty works to create a strong parent-school partnership. Our learning environment is inclusive, collaborative and participative. We welcome children of all faiths.
H...ere’s why St. Gabriel’s was named Favorite Private School by the Austin Family Magazine Reader’s Poll in 2014 and 2015. St. Gabriel’s offers:
1. Innovative curricular programs and learning opportunities that nurture a love of learning;
2. A Christ-centered learning environment that inspires students to be informed and ethical leaders who will possess a lifelong commitment to Christian values and service;
3. Best-in-class technological resources to support student learning, including a one-to-one laptop program, iPads, and tele-presence capabilities;
4. STEAM by Design, an approach to learning that integrates design thinking and the Maker Movement to create and invent through hands-on activities;
5. A focus on developing virtues to foster a spirit of generosity and lifelong commitment to family and community;
Faith is the foundation of all things in our community, as well as the tradition of Catholic education where virtue, excellence, leadership and service are emphasized and valued.
We believe in motivating and empowering our students to think critically and become 21st century thought leaders. Academics are important, but so are meaningful character formation, kindness, respect, manners and sportsmanship. At St. Gabriel’s, each child is known, respected, encouraged and loved.
Here we challenge our students to become the best version of themselves.