Band Director/Instructor

For more than 60 years, St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama has been committed to providing the highest quality college preparatory education in a Christian environment. Through a variety of experiences and activities, we encourage individual growth and achievement. By example, the St. Paul’s community fosters respect, integrity, responsibility, service, tolerance, and the highest moral standards to prepare the whole person for a changing and challenging future. St. Paul’s Episcopal school is an independent, coeducational Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12 day school in Mobile, Alabama and an equal opportunity employer.


Overview

In consultation with colleagues in the middle school, upper school and specific department and other members of the Arts team of teachers, the Band Director is responsible for teaching a full load of classes.

Reports To: Upper School Head/Head of School
Classification: Exempt

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Successfully plan, organize and teach band classes (5th Beginning Band, 6th Intermediate Band, 7th Intermediate Band, 8-12 Advanced Band)
  • Lead summer band rehearsals in preparation for marching band/football performances
  • Successfully conduct summer band camp
  • Prepare marching field for practice
  • Attend all football games and successfully direct the band (transportation, food, performance, etc.)
  • Plan, organize and prepare for annual Holiday Concert and Spring Concert performed each year
  • Plan, organize and prepare for church performances
  • Prepare for pep rallies
  • Demonstrates an attitude of flexibility with regard to curriculum decisions in order to meet the instructional needs
  • Instructs and encourages individual students; establishes goals for individualized students and small groups
  • Manages the class and ensures engagement and discipline
  • Communicates with parents or other interested parties
  • Collaborates with colleagues and seeks feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement
  • Reflects on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals
  • Assumes personal responsibility for student achievement
  • Actively participates in professional development, grade level, and department meetings
  • Represents St. Paul’s Episcopal School in a positive way in the Greater Mobile community

Other Performances/Duties

  • Church Performance alternated with the Strings Program
  • Parades – Homecoming, Veteran’s Day (school), Halloween
  • Early Morning ESPN Sports Radio days
  • Recruiting concert for 4th graders using the 5th grade Beginning Band

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field from accredited university required; Masters or other advanced degree preferred.
  • Several years of experience preferred, but not required

Personal Characteristics

  • A teacher with heart and a strong sense of humor, who loves working with children.
  • A teacher with the ability to maintain a culture of safety, superior education, efficient operation and continuous improvement.
  • A teacher that can effectively communicate the vision established by the Head of School.
  • A teacher with strong moral conduct, work ethic and sound decision making practices.
  • A teacher with the confidence and judgment that comes from independent school experience and reflection.
  • A teacher who is transparent in communication and has an open-door policy.
  • A teacher who is team-oriented with a commitment to collaboration, who will work alongside other faculty and administration in an effort to provide the best educational opportunity for our students.
  • A teacher who appreciates the need for flexibility when working at a thriving arts/academic institution.
  • A teacher with a growth mindset, who encourages taking professional risks and rejoices in the lessons that can be learned from making mistakes, while celebrating the many successes.

Physical Demands

Be able to move heavy equipment, standing for long periods of time, walking long distances, operating computer and other office and classroom equipment

To apply, please submit a completed St. Paul’s application, current resume including references, and cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position to Scott McDonald, Assistant Head of School, St. Paul’s Episcopal School, 161 Dogwood Lane, Mobile, AL 36608 or SMcdonald@stpaulsmobile.net.

 

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