Chorus Instructor | Sacred Heart Schools - Atherton | CA

The School
Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) is rooted in a strong and deep history. Founded in 1898 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, an international congregation of Catholic women religious, it is a Roman Catholic, independent, coeducational school dedicated to the educational philosophy expressed in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools. SHS is made up of three divisions: Preschool & Kindergarten, Lower & Middle Schools (grades first through eighth) and Preparatory (grades nine through 12).

Located on a beautiful 64‐acre campus in the San Francisco Bay Area, SHS is one of 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is affiliated with a network of over 200 Sacred Heart schools worldwide. The school's mission is to educate the whole child to be a leader who loves God and serves others.

To learn more about Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, please see our website at
Date Posted: 2/27/2019

Date Accepting Applications Through: 12/31/2019

Job Title: Chorus Instructor

Full or Part Time: Full Time

The Position
SHS seeks a talented and highly qualified fulltime Chorus Instructor to teach chorus to high school students and lead and develop choral groups for campus Masses, prayer services and choral productions for the 2019-2020 academic year. The successful candidate must demonstrate skills as a musician and teacher and a passion for chorus. A healthy sense of humor is always a plus.

Key responsibilities for this important role include but are not limited to:
  • Instructing students in music theory, harmony, music appreciation
  • Evaluating students’ aptitudes and proficiencies and guides their progress in regards to choral work
  • Teaches singing to individuals and groups, including but not limited to student-run a cappella groups
  • Collaborates with Campus Minister and Band Director to choose music for school Masses and prayer services
  • Prepares students to cantor Masses and Prayer services
  • Leads choral groups in regular and special performances for school program, Masses and prayer services, community activities, concerts, and festivals

The ideal candidate will have a BA degree or post graduate work in music or music education and we prefer to see candidates with an MA degree and/or additional coursework or work experience in choral music or music education. A knowledge of contemporary Catholic liturgical music, demonstrated skills as a musician and a proven excellence for leading chorus along with a minimum of three years of relevant teaching experience. A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of Sacred Heart Schools as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education is essential.

For a more detailed job description, please visit our career page at and look for the Chorus Teacher position under the Preparatory heading.

This position offers competitive compensation and health and welfare benefits subject to plan parameters, including medical, dental, vision, Life & LTD, 403(b) retirement plan and more.

To Apply
Online: send resume and cover letter to hr[@]; please indicate Prep Chorus 2019 in the subject line.

Due to a high response from postings, we apologize that we are unable to answer email and phone requests for additional information. Please refer to the more detailed job description on our website:

Via Mail:
Sacred Heart Schools
150 Valparaiso Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027
Attention Human Resources: Prep Chorus 2019

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws.

As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties.

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Link to Full Description
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.