Full Time Music Teacher, K-8 | Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart | NJ

Full time Music teacher, K-8 grade
Date Posted: 4/16/2019

Date Accepting Applications Through: 4/16/2019 - 8/1/2019

Job Title: Teacher

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, New Jersey is an all-boys independent Sacred Heart school for grades K-8. We are currently seeking a full-time music teacher for the 2019–20 school year. This is a Lower and Middle School teaching position and has classroom teaching responsibilities that can range from Kindergarten through Grade 8. Teaching responsibilities include both general music and chorus/vocal music. 

Rooted in the more than 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart, the mission of Princeton Academy is to develop young men with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. Princeton Academy has established itself as an outstanding school for boys that educates the whole child: intellectual, spiritual, moral, social, emotional, and physical. Princeton Academy seeks candidates who believe in the mission of the school.

The goal of our music program is to inspire our boys so that they may develop knowledge and understanding of music through ongoing interactions with the elements of music. A successful candidate will foster a classroom environment that is conducive to the intellectual, social, and emotional development of boys while creating a learning experience that motivates each student along their musical journey. This will allow our students to build and develop their musicianship and appreciation for music, regardless of musical ability.

Interested candidates should have three or more years teaching experience in a Kindergarten through Grade 8 music program/learning environment; bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred. 

This position requires:
  • A strong belief in the mission and vision of Princeton Academy, the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria and Princeton Academy’s Learning Principles for Boys are essential
  • A joyful and inspirational approach to teaching and learning, along with an articulated desire to work with boys in Kindergarten through Grade 8
  • Collaboration with Lower School and Middle School Faculty
  • Presenting well-planned lessons with appropriate work in and outside of the classroom with a focus on the integration of subject areas, problem-solving, and creativity
  • Teacher duties that can range from Kindergarten to Grade 8
  • Integration of technology into classroom lessons
  • Maintain an organized, pleasant, and inviting environment that supports creativity
  • Music program curriculum development
  • Leadership of the school community in concerts and programs throughout the school year
  • Maintain resources and inventory of musical instruments, materials, and equipment
  • Enthusiastic about working collaboratively to build curriculum and improve pedagogy
  • Well versed with multiple instruments (including piano and strings); additional instrumental teaching experience preferred for small ensembles
  • Have solid vocal teaching knowledge and be able to model good singing; solid vocal pedagogy for training young singers
  • The ideal candidate is an outstanding musician and passionate about working with children
  • Experienced in developing a vocal ensemble with groups of mixed experience and skill
  • Plan and prepare annual performances for parents and community
  • Participation in professional development
  • Coaching experience, the ability to lead co-curricular activities as well as a degree in music education is preferred

Personal Qualities:
  • Commitment to professionalism and excellence
  • Commitment to continuous growth and improvement
  • Organized and able to manage multiple tasks
  • Socially conscious, wants to make a difference in the world
  • Sense of humor, energetic, optimistic, gregarious
  • Child-centered
  • Effective communicator, orally and in writing
  • Collaborative, flexible
  • Creative
  • Accessible, approachable
  • Passionate
Interested candidates are asked to submit:
  • A letter of interest
  • A current resume
  • A statement of educational philosophy
  • List of 3-5 references and/or letter(s) of reference from individuals willing to be contacted by phone

Please submit materials electronically via email attachment to Head of Middle School Kathleen Humora at khumora[@]princetonacademy.org and Head of Lower School Paris McLean at pmclean[@]princetonacademy.org. Princeton Academy will acknowledge receipt and contact you.

Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How to Apply: Please submit materials electronically via email attachment to Head of Middle School Kathleen Humora at khumora[@]princetonacademy.org and Head of Lower School Paris McLean at pmclean[@]princetonacademy.org.
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.