PK-8 Music Teacher

Why we are the right fit for you

St. Theresa Catholic School is a beautiful 22-acre campus in the heart of Austin, Texas. We have a team of dedicated teachers and an amazingly generous parent community. With a commitment to individualized attention, our students seek knowledge and are eager learners. We need you to support the learning environment for our school. The rolling hills of Northwest Austin are calling you, come join our Catholic school family and be inspired by educational, physical, and spiritual excellence!

Job Summary

The PK-8 Music Teacher at St. Theresa’s Catholic School skillfully nurtures and facilitates the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and social development of our students through music instruction. Teaching duties include planning, implementing, and assessing the learning progress of students. This position reports to the principal and has decision-making responsibilities within the framework of school policies, philosophy, organization, and curriculum.

Top candidates will have

Passion for music to make a difference in the lives of school children.
Patience to lovingly meet the spiritual, academic, behavioral, social, and emotional needs of PK-8th Grade learners.
Creativity in making learning both fun and meaningful.
Flexibility to handle the educational, logistical, and interpersonal challenges of working in a team.
Dedication to your profession and a desire to continually improve.

Ministerial Character

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Austin are canonically obedient to the bishop and assist him in fulfilling his ministry and canonical obligations. Pastors, presidents, and principals serve as leaders of the schools to make Christ’s mission present and enduring in the schools. In order to fulfill Christ’s mission, the school leaders employ suitable, chosen collaborators, sharing with them Christ’s mission and entrusting various responsibilities to them.

Essential Duties

Teach students in a classroom setting, managing their work output in the classroom and behavior on a daily basis.
Develop teaching and learning materials for use in class, including lesson plans, exams and homework, homework and projects, and assignments that use all student skills.
Modify lesson plans and materials as needed to make them suitable for students’ current learning levels.
Monitor and track student progress and issue grades.
Maintain relationships with parents and legal guardians of students in order to keep them informed of their child’s progress.
Work collaboratively with other teachers and administrators to provide individualized support for each student as needed.
Ensure that students meet educational standards and school performance goals for their grade level.
Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to students, parents, and staff.
Support and uphold the philosophy of Catholic education and the school’s mission.
Act as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Continuously grow in your ministry by participating in religious ceremonies, training sessions, and reflection activities as directed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Knowledge of subjects taught, instructional methods and strategies, and curriculum differentiation.
Knowledge of child development, learning, and behavior.
Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
Skill in pacing and differentiating instruction.
Skill in motivating and engaging students in the learning process.
Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format.
Skill in using job-appropriate technology.
Skill in critical thinking and planning.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in the subject taught or related field from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country.


Previous experience is strongly preferred. Ability to play piano preferred.

Catholic Requirement:

A practicing Catholic is preferred.

Certifications and Training:

Valid Texas driver’s license.
Must maintain compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies throughout the employment period.
Must meet the minimum requirements for the teaching field as set forth by the Diocese and TCCBED.
Must meet staff development guidelines as set forth by the Diocese and school administration.






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