Faculty Openings at The Kinkaid School

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

Posted April 21, 2014

Middle School Computing Teacher

Implement student-centered, project-based units of instruction for sixth grade students that develop key twenty-first century skills:  creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.  Topics include: computer ethics, information and media literacy, keyboarding, Google Drive (Docs, Spreadsheets, Forms), digital storytelling, computer programming (Scratch or Alice), graphics, and presentation software.  Collaborate with other sixth grade faculty to develop units of instruction that are consistent with national standards.  Remain abreast of trends in middle school education and instructional technology.  Monitor computer labs mornings (7:30-8:00) and afternoons (3:15-4:00).  Advise a small group of sixth grade students and take an active role in the life of the school.  Familiarity with a broad range of computer applications is essential.  At least an undergraduate degree and several years of teaching experience with this age group are required.

Middle School Debate Teacher/Coach and Upper School History Teacher

Kinkaid’s debate program is recognized nationally for its excellence and participates regularly in the most competitive local, regional, and national high school tournaments.  Kinkaid is highly competitive in both Lincoln-Douglas and policy debate.

Duties:  teaches seventh and eighth grade debate and one or two upper school History classes: coaches the middle school debate team: shares weekend debate tournament responsibilities with the director of debate; spends approximately three weeks in June preparing middle school students for a national middle school debate tournament and accompanying them to the tournament; and advises a small group of middle school students.

Requirements:  experience as a debater, and preferably as a coach; experience with, and enjoyment of, this age group; at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in History; availability to work with students after regular school hours; ability to travel frequently.

Middle School Academic Enrichment (part time)

Teaches two periods per day of Academic Enrichment, a fifth grade course that introduces students to skills and information that 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 must have a bachelor's degree and experience working with middle school students.

Sixth Grade Choir Teacher and Middle School Musical Accompanist (part time)

Teaches a sixth grade elective choir class that meets two periods on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Accompanies the Music Director during Middle School musical auditions, rehearsals and performances which are held after school and on some weekends from October through January.  Requirements include a music or music education degree; teaching experience with this age group; excellent keyboard skills and the ability to lead a rehearsal from the keyboard; experience using the Kodaly method; a working knowledge of the middle school voice and appropriate choral literature for this age.  Candidates also must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, enjoy middle school children, and have the ability to attract and retain students in an elective environment.

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 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.

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 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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