Classroom Teacher - Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Music
Job Title: Middle School Accompanist
Job Location: MICDS, 101 N Warson Rd., St. Louis, MO 63124
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Jul 24, 2020**
District: Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
St. Louis, MO 63124
Telephone: 314-995-7417
Job Description:
Position Start Date:  2020-2021 school year
This is a part-time position without benefits working approximately 15-20 hours per week.

MICDS has a rich and distinctive history spanning more than 150 years.  A leader in independent education, MICDS is a college-prep, coeducational school for grades JK-12.  Our mission is to help students discover their unique talents, preparing them for higher education and a life of purpose and service as engaged citizens in our ever-changing world.

Application Process
For immediate consideration, complete our online application at MICDS Career Opportunities and upload a copy of your cover letter, resume, and statement of teaching philosophy.

Job Summary
Under the direction of the Middle School Fine Arts Department Chair, the Accompanist will  help accompany concerts, run sectionals and co-teach middle school choir classes.

Essential Functions
  • Instructs and nurtures learners in the development of their social-emotional, behavioral, and self-management competencies within the framework of the School’s mission and honor code
  • Contributes to the preparation of print and online course materials
  • Implements effective assessment tools to support student achievement and growth
  • Uses effective classroom management strategies to ensure a productive learning environment
  • Evaluates, documents and communicates student progress through reporting systems and conferences
  • Collaborates effectively with departmental and grade level teams as well as student support service personnel
  • Attends faculty, grade level, departmental meetings, and teacher training workshops as needed
  • Performs supervisory duties as needed
  • Assists and supports students outside of class as needed
  • Participates in the MICDS professional development framework and pursues outside opportunities to stay current with best practices
  • Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the School’s discretion
Job Requirements and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in subject matter and/or relevant work experience
  • Ability to work in an environment that embraces a diverse community of students,
  • educators, parents, and alums
  • Broad-based knowledge of child development, pedagogy, and teaching strategies
  • Experience working in a one-to-one laptop environment or relevant technology skills.
  • Strong keyboard skills
  • Excellent classroom management/rehearsal skills
  • Strong music literacy and a team like demeanor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must enjoy working and learning with children
Other Information
  • Criminal history and background check is required and must be successfully completed prior to employment.
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment.
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.
  • Be able to do minor physical activities: climbing a ladder, lifting 25lbs.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.