Middle and Upper School Vocal & Instrumental Music Teacher, All School Accompanist
Saint Mary's Hall Inc.
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Available Position: Middle and Upper School Vocal & Instrumental Music Teacher, All School Accompanist
Division: Upper School
Reports to: Head of Upper School
Status: Salaried, Exempt, 10 Month
Date Posted: April 22, 2022
Start Date: August 2022
About Saint Mary’s Hall
Founded in 1879, Saint Mary’s Hall is an independent co-ed day school serving students and families of all faiths. Since its founding, Saint Mary’s Hall has called four campuses home. Though the faces and structures change over time, the heart of Saint Mary’s Hall endures from generation to generation.
Situated on a picturesque, tree-covered 60-acre bluff above Salado Creek in Northeast San Antonio since 1968, the campus, located at 9401 Starcrest Drive, serves all students in a beautiful state-of-the-art facility. Saint Mary’s Hall is a special place built on strong community bonds, rich traditions, and a culture of belonging for all students. Graduates leave Saint Mary’s Hall confidently armed with the skills, knowledge, study habits, and self-awareness needed to thrive in college and find fulfillment in life.
Saint Mary’s Hall seeks an experienced music educator, with an expertise in vocal music and piano accompaniment, to serve Middle and Upper School students in vocal and instrumental music classes and activities, as well as to provide accompaniment for school events.
Lead the Upper School Vocal Ensemble and the Middle School Chorus Club and to prepare students for concert performances
To assist the Middle and Upper School Instrumental Music Director with Band classes
To be part of the creative team for the Fall Musical, lead vocal rehearsals, and provide accompanist duties for after-school rehearsals and evening performances
Provide piano accompaniment for all school events such as chapel and graduation
Assist the School Chaplain in incorporating music into weekly Chapel program and other school ceremonies
To teach private lessons (voice and piano) according to demand, and prepare students for performances
To participate in the Upper School wellness rotation by offering choral music activities
To serve Upper School students as an advisor or sponsor
To grow enrollment in the vocal music program
To work with the division head and the fine arts faculty & staff on continual refinement and improvement of the music curriculum
To prepare an environment in which the furnishings and materials are complete and correspond to the needs of the group, as well as individual students
To protect the privacy and working environment of the class at all times
To conduct class meetings for parents when appropriate and communicate and cooperate with parents on a regular and consistent basis
To assist with other projects, programs, and planning as assigned by the Administration and or Director of Fine Arts
To understand and exhibit a professional manner at all times including after-school and weekend functions
Bachelor Degree in Music, with a specialization in voice and piano, is required
Expertise in leading musical ensembles is required
Experience in musical theater and secondary school teaching is strongly preferred
Woodwinds, percussion, and/or jazz experience is a plus
Student-centered, collaborative, and transparent professional who is accessible to students, parents, and colleagues, is adept at building relationships, and supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in practice
Academic leader with extraordinarily high expectations of themselves and the ability to inspire and motivate others
Character above reproach and unparalleled integrity
Dynamic New Leadership
Len Miller joined Saint Mary’s Hall as the 25th Head of School in July of 2020. Len comes to San Antonio after a 25-year career in independent schools. He served previously at some of our nation’s top schools, including The Hill School, The Lawrenceville School, and The Shipley School. His tenure has been hallmarked by a deep commitment to the quality of the academic program, the student experience, and the long-term sustainability and growth of the institution. He has been at the forefront of developing innovative academic programs and recruiting and retaining dynamic teachers. Robust, intentional, student wellness programs are the result of his collaborative leadership.
Len’s forward-thinking efforts in strategic planning, enrollment, advancement, and fiscal matters have underpinned the overall strength and quality of the schools he has served. As a leader, he strives to empower his leadership team to build programs, effect change, and make significant and meaningful impacts on the students, faculty, staff, and School culture. Len is committed to educating the whole student with a deep focus on connection and belonging among the student body.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Work in a classroom environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
Gross and Fine motor skills are needed for instruction, i.e. holding, grasping, touching, etc.
The ability to hear, understand, and distinguish vocal sounds, tones, and pitches
The ability to express, exchange or demonstrate spoken instructions to students, faculty, and staff accurately
Occasionally bend, stoop, and squat
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods
Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled environment
Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. If you are interested in joining our dynamic professional and learning environment that encourages innovation, send us a cover letter, resume, and complete our SMH employment application. Please email your documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can download our employment application by visiting www.smhall.org/about/employment-opportunities. Applications will be processed as they are received.