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Faculty + Staff Positions

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  • + Bus Driver

    ABOUT GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL:
    Girls Preparatory School (GPS) was founded in 1906 to provide girls with the necessary courses to pursue a college education. GPS has proudly graduated almost 6,000 young women since then. Currently, 130 faculty and staff serve 510 girls in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum that includes a full complement of humanities, arts, and STEM courses, and co curricular programs of leadership development, athletics, performing arts, and community engagement.
     
    POSITION SUMMARY:
    Girls Preparatory School is looking for an experienced school bus driver for transporting students to and from GPS, following a preplanned route according to a defined time schedule through-out the school year. May include driving in the mornings, afternoons and evenings. Work will follow the school’s academic calendar. Due to this, work hours will be reduced during school closures/breaks (Summer Break, Fall Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, Holidays, etc).
     
    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Reporting to the Transportation Manager:
    • Drive safely along designated routes.
    • Obey traffic laws, safety procedures, and transit regulations.
    • Pick up and drop off passengers at designated locations.
    • Follow a specific timetable while on duty.
    • Assist passengers with disabilities in getting on the bus.
    • Prevent or stop unruly behavior from passengers.
    • Communicate with passengers and employers regarding delays or any issues along a route.
    • Check the bus tires, lights, and oil when needed for essential maintenance.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must possess Class B CDL
    • Must be at least 25 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent
    • Must have experience as a bus driver
    • Must have clean commercial driving record, P endorsement, and no air break restrictions
     
     
     
    It is the School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, or disability or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. It is the intent and resolve of the School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
     
    All employees are responsible for complying with the School's equal employment opportunity policy.

    Interested and qualified applicants, click here to apply. 
  • + Cadek Guitar and Ukulele Instructor

    About Cadek
    Cadek Conservatory of Music, founded in 1904, is a conservatory for everyone. We offer private and group music lessons for all ages, skill levels, and instruments at our three locations—Girls Preparatory School, The Bright School, and McCallie School.

    General Description
    This position reports to the Cadek Director and is part of the team of instructors at the Conservatory who provide after-school and daytime lessons at Cadek’s three locations—Girls Preparatory School, The Bright School, and McCallie. 

    The primary function of this role is to provide private guitar and ukulele lessons to children and adults of all ages and skill levels.

    Major Responsibilities
    • Actively recruit and maintain a studio of guitar students at Cadek Conservatory of Music.
    • Teach individual lessons to assigned students, beginning through advanced levels, ages 5+. 
    • Provide each student with the appropriate amount of purchased lessons, adhering to the school calendar.
    • Prepare students with performance etiquette for recitals. 
    • Hold one (1) studio recital each fall and spring semester.
    • Prepare qualified students to participate in Cadek Scholarship Auditions and other Cadek sponsored performance opportunities.
    • Conference with parents and students to address problems or provide direction on students' musical development.
    • Perform administrative tasks associated with students’ attendance, scheduling, and communications.
    • Create and host group classes, workshops, or camp opportunities throughout the year. 
    Qualifications and Requirements
    • Experience in reading and teaching rhythm, chords, and tablature for acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and ukulele as requested by the student
    • Previous experience in music education is required; a degree in music preferred 
    • Strong people and communication skills and ability to work with children of all ages is required
    • Able to work with children of diverse backgrounds and abilities
    • Knowledge of Google Suite
    Interested and qualified applicants, click here to apply. 
  • + GPS and McCallie Theater and Musicals Teacher

    Schools' Missions: 
    Girls Preparatory School inspires each girl to lead a life of integrity and purpose by engaging her mind, cultivating her strengths, and nurturing her self-confidence and respect for others.

    McCallie is dedicated to preparing young men to make a positive difference in their world. By fostering their intellectual, spiritual, physical, and emotional development, the school seeks to inspire and motivate them to strive for excellence, seek truth, live honorably, act responsibly and help others.
     
    Position Summary:
    The Theater and Musicals Teacher is a position shared equally both by McCallie and GPS. The teacher will direct and produce mission and developmentally appropriate Middle and Upper School plays and musicals involving students at both schools. The teacher should create an enthusiasm for plays and musicals that attract a wide range and growing number of students to participate. Such plays and musicals will regularly and generally be practiced in the context of an after-school extracurricular activity when academic classes have concluded. During the academic school day, the teacher will split his/her time between the two schools undertaking teaching and/or other responsibilities assigned by each school. The teacher communicates thoroughly with both schools and promotes close coordination between the schools. The position is considered full-time, salaried, exempt, and is eligible for full benefits.

    Specific Responsibilities:
    • Recommend to the administrations of both schools an annual series of plays and musicals that will attract many students from a variety of backgrounds from both schools and that are mission and developmentally appropriate.
    • Develop a growing number of students who are interested in and participate in plays and musicals, including meeting participation goals set by the two schools.
    • Direct and produce each school year, at a minimum, three high-quality performances, some of which are plays and some of which are musicals. There should be at least one performance each season of the school year. Some performances will be held at GPS, and others at McCallie.
    • Promote the plays and musicals to the students and school communities to generate enthusiasm for the program and good attendance at the performances.
    • Execute all details and logistics of the plays and musicals, including the practices.
    • During the academic class part of the school day (approximately 8:30 am - 3:30 pm), perform duties, which may include teaching classes, as may be assigned by each school, help with Chapel or assemblies at either school etc. The time devoted to these duties will be split equally between the two schools.
    • Participate in meetings and activities at each school as is customary for a full-time faculty member.
    • Embody and promote the mission and ideals of each school, including developing positive and healthy mentoring relationships with students.
    • Any additional duties as assigned by the Head of School.
    Requirements
    Applicants must:
    • have a degree in theater, music, or a related field;
    • have relevant teaching experience; and
    • demonstrate a deep understanding of and support for the respective missions of GPS and McCallie.
    Additional qualifications or characteristics desired, but not required, include:
    • Experience in teaching students the various skills and characteristics needed in plays and musicals, especially at the middle school and high school level.
    • Experience in directing, producing and/or leading plays and musicals, especially at the middle school and high school level.
    • Experience as a classroom teacher and/or school roles, especially at a middle school or high school.
    • A commitment to lifelong learning
    • Flexibility
    • Collaboration
    Interested and qualified applicants, click here to apply.

    Girls Preparatory School and McCallie School are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination and unlawful harassment. It is the Schools’ policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, or disability or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. It is the intent and resolve of each School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The Schools’ equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

    All employees are responsible for complying with the Schools’ equal employment opportunity policies.
  • + Housekeeper (Afternoon Shift)

    ABOUT GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL:
     
    Girls Preparatory School (GPS) was founded in 1906 to provide girls with the necessary courses to pursue a college education. GPS has proudly graduated almost 6,000 young women since then. Currently, 120 faculty and staff serve 500 girls in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum that includes a full complement of humanities, arts, and STEM courses, and cocurricular programs of leadership development, athletics, performing arts, and community engagement.
     
    POSITION SUMMARY:  The Housekeeper is responsible for maintaining high standards of cleanliness throughout the school. The Housekeeper is responsible for an area and will be expected to clean to the frequency and standard set. This position is an afternoon/evening shift (Estimated shift: 2pm -10pm).
     
    REPORTS TO:  Custodial Manager
     
    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms and other work areas so that health standards are met.
    • Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and/or draperies, using vacuum cleaners and/or shampooers.
    • Empty wastebaskets, and transport other trash and waste to disposal areas.
    • Carry linens, towels, toilet items, and cleaning supplies, using wheeled carts.
    • Sweep, scrub, wax, and/or polish floors, using brooms, mops, and/or powered scrubbing and waxing machines.
    • Dust and polish furniture and equipment.
    • Perform other duties as directed.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS
    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
    • Knowledge of cleaning and sanitation products, techniques and method
    • Working knowledge of operating cleaning equipment
    • Physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, kneel and bend
    • Ability to lift, push and pull required load (usually about 30lbs to 50lbs)
     
    It is the School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, or disability or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. It is the intent and resolve of the School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
     
     All employees are responsible for complying with the School's equal employment opportunity policy.

    Interested and qualified applicants, click here to apply. 
  • + Part-time Housekeeper (Afternoon Shift)

    ABOUT GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL:
     
    Girls Preparatory School (GPS) was founded in 1906 to provide girls with the necessary courses to pursue a college education. GPS has proudly graduated almost 6,000 young women since then. Currently, 120 faculty and staff serve 500 girls in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum that includes a full complement of humanities, arts, and STEM courses, and cocurricular programs of leadership development, athletics, performing arts, and community engagement.
     
    POSITION SUMMARY:  The Housekeeper is responsible for maintaining high standards of cleanliness throughout the school. The Housekeeper is responsible for an area and will be expected to clean to the frequency and standard set. This position is an afternoon/evening shift (Estimated shift: 2pm -10pm).
     
    REPORTS TO:  Custodial Manager
     
    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms and other work areas so that health standards are met.
    • Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and/or draperies, using vacuum cleaners and/or shampooers.
    • Empty wastebaskets, and transport other trash and waste to disposal areas.
    • Carry linens, towels, toilet items, and cleaning supplies, using wheeled carts.
    • Sweep, scrub, wax, and/or polish floors, using brooms, mops, and/or powered scrubbing and waxing machines.
    • Dust and polish furniture and equipment.
    • Perform other duties as directed.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS
    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
    • Knowledge of cleaning and sanitation products, techniques and method
    • Working knowledge of operating cleaning equipment
    • Physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, kneel and bend
    • Ability to lift, push and pull required load (usually about 30lbs to 50lbs)
     
    It is the School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, or disability or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. It is the intent and resolve of the School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
     
     All employees are responsible for complying with the School's equal employment opportunity policy.

    Interested and qualified applicants, click here to apply. 
  • + Swim Instructor

    POSITION SUMMARY:
     
    GPS Swim America offers technique-focused swimming lessons to children and adults in the community. There are immediate openings for reliable and responsible swim instructors for our year-round youth lesson program. Applicants should have an enthusiastic desire to teach and work with children, and a swimming background is preferred but not required.

    Our heated indoor pool and low student-teacher ratio provide a great teaching environment. All accepted applicants begin as paid apprentices as you learn our curriculum and teaching methods. Swim America is the perfect part-time job for anyone looking for steady pay while pursuing other goals and passions. The swim lessons will be held on Saturday mornings. Compensation is based on years of experience ($15-$20/hr).

    The swim lessons director is John Woods, an American Swim Coaches Association Level 5 coach, who has extensive experience at the age group, high school, and USA National level.
     
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Instructs and demonstrates skill sets and techniques necessary for individual achievement in swimming.
    • In concert with Head Varsity Swimming Coach, implements and maintains a standard of performance consistent with the institution’s goals of athletics excellence while supporting the school’s standards for academic and personal discipline.
    • Communicates and interacts thoughtfully and courteously with all students, staff, and parents and resolves conflict in a professional manner.
    • Professionally represents Girls Preparatory School at all times.

    Interested and qualified applicants, click here to apply.
  • + Technical Theater Director and Theater Manager

    ABOUT GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL:
    Girls Preparatory School (GPS) was founded in 1906 to provide girls with the necessary courses to pursue a college education. GPS has proudly graduated almost 6,000 young women since then. Currently, 130 faculty and staff serve over 500 girls in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum that includes a full complement of humanities, arts, and STEM courses, and co-curricular programs of leadership development, athletics, performing arts, and community engagement.

    POSITION SUMMARY:
    Girls Preparatory School seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic Technical Theater Director to join its Performing Arts Department. This person will work as a part of a team to provide leadership for the technical direction of all of the Performing Arts curricular, cocurricular and extracurricular productions. They will also support the wider school community by supervising the technical operations and resources of the theater and other venues, including lighting, sound, and projection support for community events. The ideal candidate is an experienced problem-solver, an enthusiastic collaborator, and a passionate educator who is eager to incorporate their skills into our performing arts program.

    This is an exempt part-time position (0.625 FTE) and reports to the Performing Arts Coordinator and the Fine and Performing Arts Department Chair.  

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Serve as the theater manager for two theaters on the GPS campus (220-seat Evans Theater and 750-seat Frierson Theatre), including daily gatherings in each of these venues for assemblies and special programs; 
    • Aid in managing lights and sound for day-to-day use of the theater during Chapel and other special school assemblies; 
    • Manage booth and stage equipment and technology within the capabilities of the Technical Theater Director;
    • Manage pre- and post-production services. Work with show directors to create checklists, plans, and timelines for design, build, and strike for all arts productions;
    • Manage all stage crews and students assisting in technical theater management during Chapel, assemblies, GPS performances and productions, and other large school events that occur in one of two main theaters; 
    • Mentor and instruct students with an interest in technical theater, including work in the following areas: scenic design and construction, lighting design and rigging, sound design, projection operation and integration into theatrical usage, stage management, and rehearsal etiquette;
    • Train applicable Fine and Performing Arts Department faculty and Technology Department staff, as well as identified students, to be sound and lighting operators, as needed, for school assemblies and productions;
    • Maintain clear communication about theater use and scheduled maintenance across departments and appropriate staff;
    • Ensure theater rentals are supported with qualified lighting and sound technicians; 
    • Maintain the integrity of policies and procedures for facilities use and resource allocation;
    • Assist in teaching technical theater classes and clubs or activities, as necessary; 
    • Maintain safety standards for all community members as it relates to theatrical equipment including, but not limited to, electrical, sound, rigging, and carpentry; and
    • Build and maintain strong vendor and supplier relationships.

     Key Qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater, Technical Theater, Theater Design, or a related field of study preferred; Masters degree preferred;
    • Familiarity with current theater software programs such as EOS and ETC Ion family lighting consoles, Qlab, Isadora, as well as Vectorworks, Google Apps and Mac OS X;
    • Experience with set design, set construction, lighting design, sound design, and sound operation;
    • Optional skills: costume design, prop design, and projection design along with other areas of design.
    • Able to support and communicate with various programs in the performing arts (dance, music, and theater) and community events and organizations;
    • Commitment to ongoing professional development in both subject matter and pedagogy;
    • Strong written and oral communication skills;
    • Able to communicate and coordinate effectively with other departments including IT, Audio Visual, and maintenance teams;
    • Experience coordinating multiple ongoing projects with a clear head and grace under pressure;
    • Ability to manipulate objects and tools and repair pieces of equipment;
    • Ability to manage and maintain ceiling-mounted and wall-mounted theatrical equipment reachable using ladders and mechanical lifts; and
    • Able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends, to average 28 hours per week over the course of the school year.  
    Interested and qualified applicants, click here to apply. 
     
    It is the School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, or disability or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local antidiscrimination laws. It is the intent and resolve of the School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
     
    All employees are responsible for complying with the School's equal employment opportunity policy.
  • + Upper School Chemistry Teacher

    ABOUT GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL:
    Girls Preparatory School (GPS) was founded in 1906 to provide girls with the necessary courses to pursue a college education. GPS has proudly graduated almost 6,000 young women since then. Currently, 130 faculty and staff serve over 500 girls in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum that includes a full complement of humanities, arts, and STEM courses, and cocurricular programs of leadership development, athletics, performing arts, and community engagement.

    TEACHING POSITION SUMMARY:
    The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching Upper School girls chemistry and other science courses. The candidate will be expected to design and maintain a class environment responsive to girls’ academic and personal growth and to establish effective rapport with students. They will work within a team setting of shared ideas and constructive feedback in a collaborative manner. Daily instructional plans should demonstrate knowledge of best practices in differentiated instruction and 21st-century pedagogical approaches, encouraging student-led inquiry and creative critical thinking.

    They will demonstrate an educational and academic background in various levels of science instruction, including chemistry, as well as diverse pedagogical techniques. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience in interdisciplinary connections, specifically within STEM-related fields as well as expertise in cultivating critical thinking and problem-solving in students.

    Teaching Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Plan, develop, and execute lessons that reflect the Upper School chemistry curriculum;
    • Create a classroom environment that actively engages students and is developmentally appropriate for the age, maturity, and interests of the students;
    • Employ a variety of instructional and assessment strategies, including, but not limited to, direct instruction, guided practice, demonstrations, discussions, and inquiry-based learning activities to facilitate knowledge and skill development;
    • Adapt science course curriculum for individual, small group, and remedial instruction to meet the needs of identified students or subgroups of students;
    • Evaluate the academic and social growth of students;
    • Show an understanding of and a commitment to the importance of integrated technology in science instruction;
    • Evaluate student progress and, with the assistance of support services, determine each student’s ability to meet course standards and skills;
    • Demonstrate a dedication to ongoing professional development by engaging in departmental and institutional opportunities; 
    • Serve as an advisor within the school’s advisory program;
    • Co-sponsor or sponsor an Upper School club or school activity; and
    • Perform other related duties as directed by the Head of School or Division Head.
      
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate work in chemistry, physical science, or a related field; 
    • MA or MEd is highly desirable;
    • A minimum of three years’ teaching experience is required;
    • Ability to teach upper-level chemistry courses, including AP Chemistry;
    • Experience teaching AP-level science courses preferred;
    • Experience teaching additional science courses preferred;
    • Experience in developing an interdisciplinary STEM curriculum is preferred;
    • Understanding of and commitment to the instructional and educational practices that support, guide, and inspire girls and young women to identify their strengths and goals for their futures; 
    • Demonstrated commitment to building cultural competencies and empowering students to engage across differences;
    • Outstanding and varied effective written and verbal communication skills that demonstrate leadership and facilitation skills; and
    • Collegiality and eagerness to collaborate with fellow faculty members in a cross-disciplinary fashion.

    Interested and qualified applicants, please click here to apply.

    It is the School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, or disability or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local antidiscrimination laws. It is the intent and resolve of the School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
     
    All employees are responsible for complying with the School's equal employment opportunity policy.

Coaching Positions

Food Services

If you are interested in applying for a position in Food Services, please contact Mr. Brad Grafton, Food Services Director, by email or by phone at 423.634.7635. 
Girls Preparatory School is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination and unlawful harassment. It is the School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, or disability or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

It is the intent and resolve of the School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
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