Faculty Openings for The Kinkaid School
Unless otherwise noted, positions begin August 2013. Positions remain posted until filled.
Posted May 17, 2013
Middle School Spanish (full-time, temporary, long-term substitute)
Teaches five sections of seventh grade Spanish (Spanish 7), advises a small group of students, and is a member of the seventh grade team.
Requirements: a major in Spanish, with additional graduate work preferred; several years’ teaching experience with this age group; awareness of current pedagogy; and comfort with the use of technology in the classroom. Students in this course already have studied Spanish for a year and a half prior to Spanish 7.
The position begins in August 2013 (classes begin August 22) and continues until the teacher returns approximately eight weeks after September 5.
Posted January 23, 2013 (revised 5/7/2013)
Upper School Mathematics
Teaches five sections of mathematics. Must be able to teach a range of levels in the Upper School mathematics curriculum. An undergraduate major in mathematics and teaching experience with this age group are minimum requirements; a Master’s in mathematics is preferred. All teachers serve as advisors to a small group of students and are expected to contribute to the life of the school outside the classroom (for example, sponsor a club or coach an interscholastic sport).
Posted April 23, 2013
Middle School Band Director/Assistant Director for Upper School Band
Teaches band to sixth grade beginners, teaches/directs Middle School band, and assists with (non-marching) Upper School band.
Qualifications: bachelor of music/music education; several years’ teaching/directing experience with this age group; awareness of current pedagogy; preferably a woodwind player. All teachers serve as advisors to a small group of Middle School students.
Posted April 16, 2013
Sixth Grade Choir Teacher (part time)
Teaches a sixth grade elective choir class that meets two periods on Tuesdays and Fridays. Requirements include a music or music education degree; teaching experience with this age group; good 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 15, 2013
Staff Accompanist (part time)
The staff accompanist performs a variety of accompanist duties, including Upper School choir, Encore (select Upper School singing group), Upper School musical, Children’s Theatre (Upper School course involving a major musical production), Middle School choirs, Middle School musical, and various other occasional productions and performances. This salaried position is roughly half time and is non-benefited.
Requirements include a degree in piano (or equivalent experience); experience accompanying solo and ensemble, choral and instrumental; working knowledge of a variety of musical genres, from classical to musical theatre; excellent sight-reading skills; and some flexibility of schedule. The ability to transpose at sight is preferred.
Posted April 11, 2013
Director of Choral Music—Middle and Upper School
The director teaches/directs seventh and eighth grade choirs and Upper School choir; directs Encore, a select Upper School performing group; serves as musical director for the Upper School musical; and advises a small group of students. The director also plans and directs annual concerts, coaches students for private and public vocal competitions (including attending competitions with students), and directs occasional vocal presentations for parent shows and school assemblies. A master’s in the field and significant choral directing experience, preferably with students of this age, are required, and some background in musical theatre is preferred.
Posted April 2, 2013
Sub-Varsity and Assistant Cheerleading Coaches (begin May 2013)
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 and assistant coaches work with the middle school and/or junior varsity teams.
All candidates should 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 should be available to hold pre-camp practices and attend camp in early June.
- 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 the beginner to the advanced level, emphasizing safety at all times
- Experience with and enjoyment of young people
- Experience coaching tumbling is not required, but is desirable
Submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references to Jennifer Kehler, Director of Cheerleading, at email@example.com.
Posted March 21, 2013
Assistant Librarian, Lower School
The assistant librarian works under the direction of, and shares responsibilities with, the Lower School head librarian.
The assistant librarian assumes primary responsibility for technical services, including
- cataloging of print and non print materials
- database records maintenance
- circulation of all resources
Shared responsibilities include
- teaching classes in prekindergarten through fourth grades
- collaborating with faculty
- promoting the library and a love of reading
In addition, the assistant librarian attends all faculty and in-service meetings and carries out all duties assigned by the Lower School principal.
All librarians at Kinkaid are encouraged to participate in professional development opportunities, including district and state meetings of the Texas Library Association (TLA) and local meetings of the Houston Area Independent School Library Network (HAISLN).
The MLS degree is required. Prior library and/or classroom teaching experience are preferred.
Posted April 6, 2013 (updated 5/1/13)
Prekindergarten and First Grade Teacher Assistants
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.
For contact information, see below.