Capital City is looking for innovative, experienced, and passionate teachers for the school year 2021-2022.
At Capital City, we challenge the status quo every day. Our staff are skilled, compassionate, solutions-oriented, and unwavering in their commitment to give children of all ages, all backgrounds, and all abilities the education they need to thrive. If you want to help prepare the next generation of changemakers, apply today!
Teaching roles are 10-month positions, which are exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Why teach at Capital City?
- Work hard and achieve results, together! At Capital City, teachers work on collaborative teams that grapple with challenges, celebrate successes, and support and learn from one another.
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t just buzzwords. We believe the diversity of our staff and the students we serve is our greatest asset. We take seriously the responsibility to achieve equity for our students and build a culture where staff engage in dialogue about race and work to build an inclusive culture.
- Invest in your own learning. Capital City prioritizes the professional growth and learning of our teachers through weekly internal professional development and opportunities to learn from experts around the country. Campus and school-wide leadership opportunities are available for teachers who want them.
- Make your classroom and curriculum your own. Our teachers value the autonomy they have at Capital City to design a curriculum that is dynamic, personal and exciting. There is a culture of innovation that is supported by Principals and Instructional Coaches.
About the Lower School Librarian & Technology Teacher Position
The Lower School Librarian, in conjunction with the Library Director, is responsible for overseeing the effective organization and appropriate growth of the library program from grades PK through 4. The Lower School Librarian will maintain a library environment which contains a wide variety of materials in appropriate media formats to support the curriculum, invite intellectual growth and foster aesthetic appreciation in reading, listening and viewing. The Lower School Librarian will assist teachers in the use of all library resources and guide students in becoming independent, effective, lifelong users of information. The Lower school Librarian reports to the Director of Library and Innovation.
- Developing and maintaining the lower school library collection. Work with the Library team to foster a library climate that encourages students and teachers to take full advantage of the library and its resources and to remain lifelong readers and learners.
- Working with teaching staff to schedule student use of the library and ensure that the library is accessible and available to all students.
- Planning developmentally appropriate and lessons and activities with strong curricular connections for students visiting the library. Programs and activities may include (but are not limited to):
- Story Times
- Book Talks
- Literature Circles
- Expedition-related content lessons
- Research lessons
- Technology Skills Instruction
- Providing reference services and reading guidance to classes and individuals as requested.
- Collaborating with the library team to develop a library curriculum. Planning for and instructing students in library and research methods and procedures that will lead them to:
- Understand library organization and locate specific books.
- Use age-appropriate research skills.
- Use technology in an age-appropriate way.
- Represent research and learning in a variety of formats ie, research paper, PowerPoint, children’s book.
- Use standard MLA citation and understand the need to cite sources and avoid
- Planning frequently with teaching teams to provide resources and ideas for learning expeditions and assignments and to plan for library instruction that supports classroom work.
- Supporting teachers in integrating the library, technology, and research skills into classroom instruction.
- Working with teachers to acquire print, audio-visual, and electronic resources for instructional purposes. Supporting teachers in developing well-stocked and well-organized classroom libraries to meet the reading levels and interests of their students.
- With the library team, overseeing the care and sign-out of peripherals shared by students and staff such as video cameras, digital cameras, and projectors. With the team, monitoring the functioning of reservable library technologies and reporting any problems.
- In conjunction with the library team, providing a formal library and technology orientation each year for students and faculty detailing the use of the library, including both print and non-print materials. Conducting guided discoveries to support students in learning how to safely and purposefully use and care for library resources.
- In conjunction with the library team, developing library procedures and rules, incorporating input from students and staff. Clearly explaining rules and procedures to students and staff.
- In conjunction with the library team, developing circulation procedures. Communicating with staff, students, and parents about these procedures. Keeping an accurate record of circulation and inventory. With the library assistant, regularly running overdue reports and collecting fines.
- In conjunction with the library team, coordinating management of the Library Associate.
- Selecting new library materials. Soliciting input from the library team, as well as teachers and other staff when adding to the collection. Working to build a collection in conjunction with the library team that meets the needs of all age groups, that is current, that celebrates diversity and multiculturalism, and that has resources available for learning expeditions.
- Preparing orders for new library books and supplies. Cataloging, classifying and indexing new books in a timely and efficient manner.
- In conjunction with the library team, establishing inventory procedures and conducting an annual inventory of the collection. Weeding the collection regularly. Repairing books as needed.
- Subscribing to appropriate periodicals for students and for professional reading.
- Assisting the library director in preparing budget recommendations annually according to Capital City’s budget cycle. Overseeing the spending of library funds according to the Board approved budget.
- Working with Capital City’s Development Director and other administrative staff to secure additional funds to support the library funds.
- Communicating regularly with parents about library resources and programs. Developing and promoting reading initiatives with families, students and teachers.
- Utilizing and overseeing parent and community volunteers in support of the library and its programs.
- Serving as a liaison with local libraries including the Mount Pleasant Library, the Martin Luther King Library and the Library of Congress.
- Preparing and maintaining library bulletin boards and documentation panels.
- Meeting regularly with the Library Team to provide updates and information on the library program.
- Coordinating the annual book fair with parent volunteers and the library team.
- Supporting the organization, maintenance, and use of Capital City’s Teacher Book Room. Regularly making and soliciting recommendations for resources. Helping to maintain an accurate inventory of resources.
- Participating in a summer staff development institute held the last two weeks in August.
- Attending and actively participating in Professional Development Time on Wednesdays from 1:45-4:15.
- Seeking out additional opportunities for professional development that will lead to achieving personal and school-wide professional development goals.
- Attending and participating in school events. Capital City teachers are expected to attend at least two community meetings per year.
- Making visitors to the school feel welcome.
Capital City seeks to employ experienced, credentialed teachers. Ideal candidates have a Master’s degree and 3+ years of full-time teaching experience.