High School Chorus Instructor (part-time)

  • Job posted by Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton

Job Type

Part Time




United States


High School Chorus Instructor (part-time)

The School

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) is rooted in a strong and deep history. Founded in 1898 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, an international congregation of Catholic women religious, it is a Roman Catholic, independent, coeducational school dedicated to the educational philosophy expressed in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools. SHS is made up of three divisions: Preschool & Kindergarten, Lower & Middle Schools (grades first through eighth) and Preparatory (grades nine through 12).

Located on a beautiful 64acre campus in the San Francisco Bay Area, SHS is one of 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is affiliated with a network of over 200 Sacred Heart schools worldwide. The school's mission is to educate the whole child to be a leader who loves God and serves others.

To learn more about Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, please see our website at www.shschools.org

The Position

SHS seeks a talented and highly qualified Chorus Instructor (part time) to teach chorus to high school students and lead and develop choral groups for campus Masses, prayer services and choral productions. The successful candidate must demonstrate skills as a musician and teacher and a passion for chorus. A healthy sense of humor is always a plus.

Key responsibilities for this important role include but are not limited to:

• Instructing students in music theory, harmony, music appreciation

• Evaluating students' aptitudes and proficiencies and guides their progress in regards to choral work

• Teaches singing to individuals and groups, including but not limited to student-run a cappella groups

• Collaborates with Campus Minister and Band Director to choose music for school Masses and prayer services

• Prepares students to cantor Masses and Prayer services

• Leads choral groups in regular and special performances for school program, Masses and prayer services, community activities, concerts, and festivals

The ideal candidate will have a BA degree or post graduate work in music or music education and we prefer to see candidates with an MA degree and/or additional coursework or work experience in choral music or music education. A knowledge of contemporary Catholic liturgical music, demonstrated skills as a musician and a proven excellence for leading chorus along with a minimum of five years teaching in an independent school environment are required. A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of Sacred Heart Schools as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education is essential.

For a more detailed job description, please visit our career page at http://www.shschools.org/Page/About/Careers--SHS and look for the Chorus Teacher position under the Preparatory heading.


This position offers competitive compensation and health and welfare benefits subject to plan parameters, including medical, dental, vision, Life & LTD, 403(b) retirement plan and more.

To Apply

Online: send resume and cover letter to hr@shschools.org; please indicate Prep Chorus 2018 in the subject line.

Due to a high response from postings, we apologize that we are unable to answer email and phone requests for additional information.

Via Mail:

Sacred Heart Schools

150 Valparaiso Avenue

Atherton, CA 94027

Attention Human Resources: Prep Chorus 2018

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws.

As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties.



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


To Apply

Online: send resume and cover letter to hr@shschools.org; please indicate Prep Chorus 2018 in the subject line.