The Kinkaid School is seeking an energetic, innovative educator with a passion for music and students to direct and manage our Middle School Choir program.
The Visual and Performing Arts program benefits from outstanding resources including a 773-seat auditorium, a 200-seat Black Box theatre, a 200-seat Recital Hall, fully operational scene and costume shops, dressing rooms, classrooms and rehearsal spaces. The choir wing contains a large rehearsal room designed to provide an excellent acoustic environment as well as an effective practice area, a shared office space, 3 practice rooms, storage areas and a dedicated choral library. Talented students and generous production budgets allow the School to mount an ambitious season of concerts and productions each year.
Kinkaid is a non-sectarian college preparatory day school enrolling over 1,400 boys and girls in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. Located in Houston, Texas, the School has three divisions: Lower School (Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and grades 1-4), Middle School (grades 5-8), and Upper School (grades 9-12). Kinkaid is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest.
Teach all General Music and Choir classes in the Middle School
Direct Middle School Choir participation in a wide variety of extracurricular events including many or all of the following: Kinkaid concerts; concert field trips and tours; and competitive local, regional and state Choir events. Coordinate transportation, meals and lodging as needed.
Serve as Music Director and Conductor for the 5th and 6th grade extra-curricular musical theatre program, Broadway Bound and/or the 9th Grade New Faces, Musical Theatre showcase.
Manage the Middle School Choir operating budget
Establish and maintain open, informative and friendly communications with students and middle school music parents.
Maintain regular school hours; evening and weekend hours are also required.
A Music or Music Education Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience preferred).
A minimum of three-years teaching and conducting experience preferably with middle-school aged children.
Outstanding sight-reading and keyboard skills; the ability to lead a rehearsal from a keyboard
Familiarity with a broad range of classic and contemporary musicals and choral repertoire.
Collegial and committed to collaborating with members of the Visual and Performing Arts program.
Exemplifies Kinkaid’s four core values (honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness) in interactions with all members of the Kinkaid community.
Interest in and commitment to being a full member of the Kinkaid community.
About The Kinkaid School
The Kinkaid School is a co-educational non-sectarian day school enrolling 1,400 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Located on a sixty-five-acre campus in the heart of Houston, Texas, the school offers a thriving intellectual community in the midst of a vibrant, urban, diverse culture. With an enrollment of almost 600, the Upper School fosters a learning environment centered on academic excellence, intellectual curiosity and personal attention. The Upper School faculty enjoys small class sizes and a collegial, collaborative environment centered on intellectual curiosity and continuous professional development.