JOB DESCRIPTION

Chesterton Academy of Detroit, a classical high school in the Catholic tradition, seeks a talented and joyful part-time Music teacher to join our team starting in the 2020-21 academic year.

Chesterton Academy has a robust music program where all students participate multiple times per week, besides singing at daily mass. Students learn chant, polyphony, music theory, and music history.

The Fine Arts play a prominent role in the Chesterton Academy curriculum and the development of the human person. Students also learn drawing and painting, participate in drama, and learn to ballroom dance. The music teacher can expect enthusiastic support from the leadership and faculty to create a rich and beautiful music atmosphere for the benefit of the entire school community.

In addition to their teaching responsibilities, faculty at Chesterton Academy participate in the House
system, which is designed to promote character and virtue, and to help students grow in holiness.

QUALIFICATIONS

A bachelor’s or master’s degree in Music, Music Education, or related field is required, with previous experience teaching and directing chant and polyphony. Three to five years of teaching experience is preferred, as well as experience in and passion
for Catholic classical education.
The candidate must be a practicing Catholic and willing to take the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium. Candidates must demonstrate excellent organizational, written and verbal
communication skills, and possess a track record of contributing to the vision and mission of an apostolic and educational enterprise.

Faculty members are required to attend daily Mass with the entire student body, and assist in leading spiritual retreats and school activities.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three to five references to
chestertondetroit@gmail.com.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Chesterton Academy of Detroit is a member of the Chesterton Schools Network. Founded in 2008 as a result of a grass-roots movement of parents, Chesterton Academy offers a
rigorous, integrated high school curriculum centered on the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Focusing on the classics, the school develops complete thinkers who learn to draw on faith and reason for the purpose of building a culture of life. Learn more about Chesterton Academy and the growing national Chesterton Schools Network.