High School Chorus (Part-Time)

Faculty / Part-Time

St. John’s Prep, Danvers, MA

About St. John’s Prep

St. John’s Prep is an inclusive, Catholic, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School for young men in grades 6 through 12. Founded on the Xaverian values of compassion, humility, simplicity, trust, and zeal, we educate students to be, do and stand for good in the world. We enroll approximately 1,500 students from more than 90 communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.


St. John’s is a faith-based community grounded in and fortified by three main cultural priorities: recognizing all people as created in the image and likeness of God, embracing a habit of excellence grounded in a growth mindset, and empowering individuals to be unique expressions of God’s love in the world. Strong candidates will embody the Catholic principles and Xaverian values that guide our institution to help foster a supportive and inclusive campus environment. For further information on how faith animates St. John’s, please visit our Statement on Xaverian and Catholic Identity. 


Position Overview and Responsibilities

St. John seeks a part-time (0.2 FTE) High School Chorus teacher for the 2024-2025 school year to teach one section of chorus. Chorus meets on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 7:20 am – 8:00 am. The St. John’s Prep Chorus affords students the opportunity to prepare and  perform a wide range of choral repertoire, including classical music, folk songs, jazz, spirituals, contemporary music, and world music. We seek a teacher who actively engages students in the creative process, is intentional in building community within the ensemble, and promotes positive risk-taking through the study and performance of vocal music.


Position Competencies

  • Content Expertise: Has experience teaching voice and directing choral groups. 
  • Communication Skills: Communicates consistently and effectively with parents, students, and colleagues.
  • Inclusive Mindset: Commitment to multiculturalism and diversity that is manifested in classroom practice, communication, and curricular decisions.
  • Student-Centeredness: Must display a deep appreciation for student-centered, engaging, and innovative teaching practices.
  • Collegiality:  Each teacher regularly collaborates with colleagues concerning best practice in an effort to meet the learning needs of all students. 
  • Value-Add Orientation: Must be a self-directed individual who is solution oriented, embraces challenges, and displays a thorough work ethic. Shows a commitment to school-wide initiatives, campus involvement, committee work, and professional development.
  • Enthusiastic: Finds joy in their work, a balanced perspective and enthusiasm for the daily experiences of school life.
  • Performance-Oriented: Comfortable preparing students to perform at concerts, recitals, and other school and community events.


Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in music, music education or related field.  A graduate degree is preferred.
    • Experience as a vocalist and individual/group vocal coach.
  • Experience working with developing and changing voices. 
  • Select repertoire that allows for success of changing male voices. 


Physical Requirements:

  • Standing/sitting for long periods of time.
  • Must be capable of adapting to frequent changes in position throughout the workday.
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.
  • Use of hands and fingers for manipulation, and using computer keyboard, educational tools, play equipment, and perform first aid and CPR.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.


St. John’s Prep is committed to building a diverse and inclusive campus community. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups. We seek applicants who demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity that is manifested in classroom practice, student engagement, interpersonal communication, and curricular decisions. For more information about our academic, spiritual and student life programs, please visit www.stjohnsprep.org. 


Interested candidates are asked to apply via the online Application for Employment found on the Employment page of stjohnsprep.org. Candidates will need to upload a cover letter, resumé, and academic transcripts if applying for a faculty position. Please, no phone calls. 


Posted May 2024

St. John’s Prep

Danvers, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School