Faculty Openings at The Kinkaid School

Unless otherwise noted, positions begin August 2014.  Positions remain posted until filled.

Posted April 17, 2014

First Grade Teacher

We are looking for an experienced and talented teacher to join our first grade team.  Among the qualities we seek in candidates are understanding and enjoyment of children; collaboration; knowledge of and instructional skills for different learning styles; proficiency in the use of technology in the classroom; staff development training in teaching reading and writing; positive relationships with parents; and a sense of humor.  Significant classroom teaching experience and at least a bachelor’s degree are required.

Posted April 12, 2014

Academic Enrichment (part time)

Teaches two sections of fifth grade Academic Enrichment, a course designed to introduce students to skills and information that will build a foundation for success in middle school. The course complements the fifth grade academic curriculum by providing support and practice in a wide range of skills:  organization, time management and memorization techniques, test taking skills, writing skills, keyboarding, technology, diversity and character education, media literacy, and direct academic class support throughout the year.

Candidates should have a bachelor's degree and experience working with middle school students.

Posted April 9, 2014

Science Teacher/Lab Manager (part time)

  • Teaches one section of a Life Science course
  • Assists science department in the upper school with lab preparations, orders, storeroom organization, and maintenance of equipment

Essential Lab Manager Functions

  • Lab set-up and clean-up per instruction from teachers
  • Keeps preparation rooms and storage areas orderly, safe, and clean
  • Inspects and maintains safety equipment
  • Creates and maintains inventories of chemicals and biological supplies
  • Orders materials, track orders and distribute them

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in science required
  • Teaching experience in Life Sciences

This is a part-time, salaried position.  Vacations include all school holidays and summers.

Posted April 2, 2014

Sub-Varsity Head and Assistant Cheerleading Coaches (begin May 2014)

Sub-Varsity head coaches are responsible for developing and directing practices, coaching games, choreographing routines for half-time performances, and preparing squads for one fall competition.   Assistant coaches are responsible for assisting head coaches with practices and games and preparing squads for performances and competition.  Sub-Varsity head and assistant coaches work with middle school and/or junior varsity teams.

All candidates must be experienced, confident leaders who can work cooperatively with the entire coaching staff, but also manage teams independently when needed.  In addition to coaching during the fall season, candidates must be available to hold pre-camp practices and attend camp in early June.  

Requirements

  • Minimum of two years experience coaching a cheerleading squad or team
  • AACCA certification (or willingness to become certified)
  • Ability to teach proper motion, jump, and stunting technique from beginner to advanced level, emphasizing safety at all times
  • Experience with and enjoyment of young people
  • Experience coaching tumbling is not required, but is desirable

Head 8th Grade and Assistant Junior Varsity Cheerleading Coach (begins August 2013)

The eighth grade head coach is responsible for developing and directing practices, coaching games, and choreographing pep rally routines for the eighth grade team.   This position also will be responsible for assisting the junior varsity head coach with practices and games and preparing the squad for performances and competition.

Candidates must be experienced, confident leaders who can work cooperatively with the entire coaching staff, but also manage teams independently when needed.  In addition to coaching during the fall season, candidates must be available to hold pre-camp practices and attend camp in early June.  

Requirements

  • Experience coaching a cheerleading squad or team
  • AACCA certification (or willingness to become certified)
  • Ability to teach proper motion, jump, and stunting technique from beginner to advanced level, emphasizing safety at all times
  • Experience with and enjoyment of young people
  • Experience coaching tumbling is not required, but is desirable

For cheerleading positions, submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references to Megan Arnold, Director of Cheerleading, here.

Posted March 26, 2014

Upper School Dean of Students (see under "Administrative Openings")

Posted March 25, 2014

Kindergarten Teacher Assistant

Assists in setting up the classroom at the beginning of the year and in preparing it for the daily routine; collaborates with lead teacher on classroom displays; assists students and lead teacher in transitional periods, at learning centers, on student work, and with the morning opening activities; shares responsibility for technology; participates in team meetings; photocopies and laminates for class as needed; when appropriate, participates in individual student assessments and parent conferences; assists with lunch, recess, and carpool duties as well as other routine duties.

Bachelor’s degree and experience with this age group required.

Posted March 7, 2014

Upper School Visual Arts

Teaches up to five sections of visual arts courses, including Foundations (introductory course), printmaking, mixed media, and portfolio development.  Manages program budget, printmaking studio and supplies, Whelan Etching press, Epson Pro ink jet printers, printmaking darkroom with large UV light table with vacuum press, and Amergraph ULF-28.  Must enjoy students from grades 9-12 and have the versatility to teach a broad curriculum with an emphasis on fine art and the creative process.

Qualifications:  BFA or (preferred) MFA in a visual art; knowledge of art history and contemporary art; proficiency in a wide range of 2-D art disciplines and mediums, including printmaking (intaglio processes, lithography, photo-etching, photo silkscreen); Photoshop editing of digital files and inkjet printing with Epson Pro series printers; experience in matting and framing desirable; willingness to collaborate with faculty in other visual arts disciplines; interest in contributing to the life of the school outside the classroom.  All teachers serve as advisors to a small group of students.

Middle School Innovation Coordinator

Note:  This position originally was posted as Middle School Technology Coordinator on February 5.  The title and position description, qualifications, and duties have changed.

The Middle School Innovation Coordinator encourages and supports innovative teaching; fosters collaboration among teachers, departments, and divisions as well as identifying and supporting collaborative opportunities with educators from around the world; encourages and supports innovative, student-initiated projects; maintains Middle School technology resources and equipment; and provides recommendations regarding purchases that further innovation in the Middle School.  The Innovation Coordinator provides tier 1 technical support on computer hardware and software used by the Middle School.  The Innovation Coordinator also performs administrative database duties, including database maintenance, and report creation using the School’s Veracross school information system.  Kinkaid also maintains a three-person network operations department for further technical support.

Qualifications

  • Extensive background in teaching and in educational innovation
  • Expert in recommending, planning, and implementing innovative pedagogical practices that promote and enhance learning.
  • Working knowledge in providing tier 1 support for computer hardware, software, and networking support.
  • Proven leadership, initiative, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing student-centered learning experiences
  • Current working knowledge of Apple operating systems
  • Experience with middle school students
  • Experience administering a school information system
  • A sense of humor and the ability to work well under pressure
  • A collegial approach
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree

 Duties

  • Assist Middle School faculty and staff in innovating learning in their classrooms.
  • Keep faculty informed about new and innovative pedagogical practice
  • Meet with teachers to review their practice and help develop a plan for growth
  • Coordinate and help teach formal and informal sessions for Middle School faculty, staff, and administrators throughout the year
  • Teach sections of the 7th and 8th grade computer applications courses
  • Help implement administrative uses of technology such as records and reports
  • Assist teachers with digital report card comments and grades
  • Work with Lower and Upper School Coordinators, department coordinators (chairs), and other curriculum leaders to develop innovative curriculum and plan its integration in the classroom
  • Perform preventative maintenance and hardware and software repair on Middle School technology equipment
  • Perform administrative database duties as assigned
  • Prepare and manage the Middle School technology budget

This is a year-round position, with four weeks of vacation in addition to regular school holidays.

Posted March 5, 2014

Upper School Spanish

Teaches five sections of Spanish.  Must enjoy students across the entire range of grades (9-12) and have the versatility to teach all levels of the Upper School curriculum, with the possible exception of AP.

Qualifications:  A degree in Spanish, with additional graduate work preferred; a minimum of several years’ teaching experience with this age group; awareness of current pedagogy; comfort with the use of technology in the classroom; and interest in contributing to the life of the school outside the classroom.  All teachers serve as advisors to a small group of students.

Upper School History (part time)

Teaches Upper School (9th and/or 10th grade) world history.  Requirements:  a major, preferably a Master’s, in history; teaching experience with this age group; and significant coursework in world history.  This is a part-time position without benefits.

Posted February 13, 2014

Prekindergarten Teacher

Teaches prekindergarten and is a member of the prekindergarten team.  Among the qualities we seek in candidates:  understands and enjoys children; a team player; differentiates instruction; awareness of current pedagogy; comfortable using technology in the classroom.  There is a full time teaching assistant in each prekindergarten classroom.

Several years classroom teaching experience and at least a bachelor’s degree are required.

Prekindergarten Teacher Assistant

Assists in setting up the classroom at the beginning of the year and in preparing it for the daily routine; collaborates with lead teacher on classroom displays; assists students and lead teacher in transitional periods, at learning centers, on student work, and with the morning opening activities; shares responsibility for technology; participates in team meetings; photocopies and laminates for class as needed; when appropriate, participates in individual student assessments and parent conferences; assists with lunch, recess, carpool, and other routine duties.

Bachelor's degree and experience with this age group are required.

Posted February 11, 2014

Middle School English

Teaches sixth and seventh grade English (five sections total), advises a small group of sixth grade students, and is a member of the grade level team.  A degree in English, with additional graduate work preferred; a minimum of several years’ teaching experience with this age group; awareness of current pedagogy; comfort with the use of technology in the classroom; and interest in contributing to the life of the school outside the classroom.

Posted January 8, 2014

Middle School History

Teaches eighth (United States) and perhaps sixth (Ancient) grade history (five sections total), advises a small group of students, and is a member of a grade level teacher team.

Requirements:  A degree in history, with additional graduate work preferred; a minimum of several years’ teaching experience with this age group; awareness of current pedagogy; comfort with the use of technology in the classroom; and interest in contributing to the life of the school outside the classroom.

Posted October 7, 2013

Upper School Mathematics

Teaches five sections of mathematics (usually two preparations).  Must enjoy students across the entire range of grades (9-12) and have the versatility to teach all levels of the Upper School curriculum.

Qualifications:  a degree in mathematics, preferably a Master’s; a minimum of several years’ teaching experience with this age group; awareness of current pedagogy; comfortable using technology in the classroom; and interest in contributing to the life of the school outside the classroom.  All teachers serve as advisors to a small group of students.

For contact information, see below.

 

The Kinkaid School welcomes applications for listed vacancies or to have on file for future openings. Send cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts, and letters of recommendation to

Jim Dunaway
Dean of Faculty
The Kinkaid School
201 Kinkaid School Drive
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 782-1640
jim.dunaway@kinkaid.org

 

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