Who We Are| Founded in 1931 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Mayfield Junior School is a leading independent, Catholic school serving kindergarten to eighth grade boys and girls. Mayfield is distinguished by the Holy Child educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly, the Society’s founder. Connelly’s pioneering belief of developing the whole child as an intellectual, spiritual, creative and athletic person set the standard for Mayfield 87 years ago. This belief guides the delivery of our innovative educational program today and inspires the trajectory of our vision into the future.
Within an academic course of study specifically designed for each developmental stage, students are challenged to reach their individual potential. Character development is an essential component of our school and reinforced at every opportunity.
Who You Will Be Partnering With | Mayfield’s welcoming and diverse community—students, faculty, staff, administration, parents and alumni—is one of faith-in-action wrapped in a spirit of joy. Contributing to the lives of others is a tangible expression of God’s love for one another. Reporting to the Director of Middle School, this is a full-time interim position and starts on August 1, 2019, and the teacher report date usually falls in the middle of the month.
Our ‘One Mayfield’ culture fosters respect, excellence and meaning. The school community values its rich tradition and purposefully sets its sight on defining what is best for students. Faculty and staff are called to implement the school’s Mission every day by nurturing the growth of each student through dynamic learning opportunities.
What You Will Be Receiving| Mayfield Junior School offers a competitive compensation package and wide-ranging professional development opportunities. In a collegial and supportive environment filled with forward thinkers, faculty and staff are provided the tools and resources enabling each the opportunity to thrive.
Where You Will Be Working| The San Gabriel Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop to our neighborhood campus located in the vibrant city of Pasadena. Mayfield Junior School is just 10 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles, south of the world-famous Rose Bowl, east of bustling Old Pasadena and west of the California Institute of Technology. Get to and around Pasadena thanks to Mayfield Junior School’s close proximity to convenient transit and light rail options.
The Interim Instrumental Music Teacher provides basic fundamentals of instrumental music instruction for elementary and middle school students, keeping in mind the philosophy of the school which is to infuse a love of and exposure to arts education for each child. The music teacher works in collaboration with the arts department, and may direct a school band or orchestra, organize performances and maintain classroom instruments.
Must possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education or a related field
At least four years’ experience teaching elementary and middle school students (3-8)
Experience teaching band and orchestra in a school setting
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Exemplary ability to collaborate with other educators
Skills and Competencies:
Demonstrate a desire to meaningfully teach music pedagogy to students of any age
Demonstrate competence teaching music curriculum to a wide variety of skill sets
Demonstrate proficiency on more than one instrument
Strong communication, interpersonal, technology and presentation skills
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and collaborative working relationships with others
Duties and Responsibilities:
Instruct and/or co-teach one or more elementary and middle grades in Instrumental music curriculum as designated by the department
Employ a variety of teaching methods to engage different learning styles and ability levels in the classroom
Prepare motivating and stimulating lessons that reflect knowledge of the curriculum, child development, and student abilities
Encourage an inclusive classroom that accepts the different perspectives and backgrounds of the students and elicits a greater understanding of the world around them with a global perspective
Demonstrate a willingness to learn, grow, and improve as a teacher
Continue to update knowledge of content area(s) taught
Chaperone class trips, take on day-to-day duties such as lunch/carpool duties, and engage fully events/experiences
Advise a group of approximately 15 students and be point of contact for students and parents
Perform all other duties and tasks as assigned
Mayfield Junior School is an Equal Employment Opportunity private institution and operates in conformance with applicable state and federal discrimination laws.
Please send your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at