Employment Opportunities

Facilities Director

Job Title: Facilities Director
Program: Operations
Reports to: Director of Finance and Operations
Employment Status: 30-40 hours/week; hourly, non-exempt
Report to Work Dates: Year-Round

Position Summary: Bixby’s unique environment supports play, learning, community, and the Bixby mission. As the Bixby School Facilities Director, you will ensure the efficient and safe operations of our school facilities and ensure that the physical environment provides a positive and vibrant space that communicates care, joy and beauty.

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Elementary Music Teacher

Job Title: Music Teacher
Program:  Early Childhood & Elementary
Reports to: Music Director
Employment Status: Part-time (0.5 FTE); Exempt
Report to Work Dates: August 16, 2021-June 3, 2022
Compensation: Commensurate with experience; Gross annual salary of $15,000-$22,00 plus benefits, including paid time off

Position Summary: 

Bixby School is currently seeking a Music teacher for preschool-3rd grade students. Defining features of a Bixby music classroom include:

  • Small class setting, with activities tailored to the students’ needs and pacing
  • Problems that arise from a student’s own thinking/questioning are valued and responded to
  • Help students grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through a variety of planned music experiences which include singing, moving to music, playing of instruments, music theory, and history “Composer of the Month”
  • Working with the Music Director to plan, rehearse, and direct students in 2-3 live concerts: Winter Sing & Spring Concerts

A Core Belief of Bixby School is that “committed, well-qualified teachers are fundamental to the success of our school.” As a Bixby School teacher, you will nurture students’ cognitive, academic, social and emotional growth and development in a manner that reflects Bixby’s mission to: “ compassionately empower children with critical thinking skills, self-confidence, independence and a love of learning; develop their individual gifts; and prepare them to make meaningful contributions to the world.”

Background:

Founded in 1970, Bixby School is a small independent school serving approximately 100 students from preschool through 5th grade. Some of the defining characteristics of a Bixby education include small classes of students who demonstrate a wide range of individual needs and strengths, and a strong focus on the social-emotional growth independence, and creativity of students.  We provide a dynamic, extended day continuum of learning that includes summer.  Our students’ days are richly balanced with academics, play, movement, Spanish, music, art, swimming in our pool, and a nourishing, chef-prepared lunch. Bixby is a close community that includes staff who have been at the school for years and even decades, and families who have returned over generations.   Bixby students are curious, kind and fun!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Daily:
      • Design and deliver curriculum, including preparation of all instructional materials and resources needed to effectively execute instructional plans
      • Prepare and differentiate lessons and student learning experiences
      • Support students’ social-emotional and academic development
      • Support the mission and core beliefs of Bixby School
      • Model Bixby’s values of Respect, Responsibility and Empathy
      • Employee shall be expected to report to work on all of the days during which the program in which Employee is employed is in operation, as indicated on the school calendar, a copy of which has been delivered to Employee.
    • Weekly: 
      • Participate in faculty meetings
      • Student supervision, including lunch, Yard supervision, etc.
    • (At least) Bi-Monthly: Communicate with families about the lessons and activities in your classroom (e.g. newsletter – Bixby Buzz)
  • Periodically/As Needed
    • Document student growth and performance using authentic, mission aligned evidence (e.g. student work, photos/videos, student  reflections, observations, etc.)
    • Respond to parent inquiries and participate in parent conferences
    • Promptly document in FACTS student concerns, including academic, behavioral, physical, emotional or social; and notify the Head of School or other appropriate school administrator
    • Maintain current knowledge of topics relevant to your classroom
    • Participate in all-staff meetings and professional development/in-service activities
  • Annually:
    • Prepare for and participate in school-wide events such as Back to School Night and Portfolio Night
    • Contribute to student assessments (Fall Check In; Rubrics; Student Portfolios, End of Year Reports, etc.)
    • Support activities related to fundraising and community building (Annual Auction, Annual Fund, etc.)
  • Such other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Qualification Requirements:

  • Demonstrated passion for music and inspiring a love of music in children
  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Strong instrumental skills including piano accompaniment or guitar
    • Orff, Kodaly, or Dalcroze training strongly encouraged
  • Enjoys collaborating with colleagues for performance opportunities
  • Experience working with student populations with diverse gifts and needs
  • Current First Aid, CPR, and Universal Precautions,
  • Enjoys spending time and engaging with young children and other educators
  • Committed to personal and professional growth
  • Sense of humor
  • Self-aware; able to ask for help when needed
  • Curious about others and the world around them
  • Belief in the value of a diverse community and committed to foster an inclusive environment for a diverse community
  • Committed to a differentiated, whole-person approach to education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly collaborative
  • Proficient in use of Google suite, SeeSaw and Zoom, or able to become so quickly and easily

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to continuously walk, stand, climb stairs, and sit
  • Frequent bending or stooping, and reaching above shoulder level
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds

Non-Discrimination

Bixby School provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

Application: 

Submit letter/email of interest, resume, and three current references. Send your materials to Danielle Hermon, Music Director at daniellew@bixbyschool.org or 4760 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO, 80305. Position will remain open until filled.

 

A background check will be completed for applicants being considered for employment.

Summer Camp Counselor

Summer Camp Counselor
Bixby School is currently seeking a Summer Camp counselor. This is a seasonal, hourly position that runs during Bixby’s summer camp. Must be available May 31st-August 20th, 2021, 7:30AM-5:30PM (shifts within that timeframe will be created), Mon-Fri. The Summer Camp counselor reports to the Summer Camp Coordinator. It is expected that this counselor will provide on-site supervision for the entire duration of Bixby summer camp. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

A Summer Camp counselor is a mission-driven individual who follows, models, and embraces Bixby’s mission and values, and makes decisions based on the best interests of students. A core belief of Bixby School is that “support for families and continuity for children that builds upon the rich learning environment and social setting of the school day are critical elements of an effective extended day program.” As such, the summer program is a hallmark of the Bixby School experience. Fostering an exceptional experience in the summer camp setting is a critical element of Bixby’s mission.

Background:
Founded in 1970, Bixby School is a small independent school serving approximately 100 students from preschool through 5th grade. Some of the defining characteristics of a Bixby education include small classes of students who demonstrate a wide range of individual needs and strengths, and a strong focus on the social-emotional growth independence, and creativity of students. We provide a dynamic, extended day continuum of learning that includes summer. Our students’ days are richly balanced with academics, play, movement, Spanish, music, art, swimming in our pool, and a nourishing, chef-prepared lunch. Bixby is a close community that includes staff who have been at the school for years and even decades, and families who have returned over generations. Bixby students are curious, kind and fun!

Job Responsibilities
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
● Ensure that the summer camp program embodies Bixby School’s Mission, Values and Core Beliefs
● Build effective relationships with teachers, campers, colleagues, and families
● Demonstrate the core values of respect, responsibility, inclusiveness and honesty.
● Deliver summer camp programs in a fun and encouraging manner
● Be present and engaged during staff training week and summer auxiliary programming
● Ensure the emotional and physical needs of campers are met and cared for
● With direction from Summer Camp Coordinator:
o Directly support students during summer camp programs
o Ensure the that programs are run in a manner consistent with Bixby’s values
● Act to close the loop on all communication in a timely and professional manner
● Communicate with warmth, openness, and transparency
● Dedicate energy to using an appropriate tone of voice when communicating with others
● Lead excursions and field trips in compliance with Bixby’s safety standards

Personal Qualities:
● Enjoys spending time and engaging with young children and other educators
● Bixby is a community in which continual professional growth is expected; willingness to “stretch” is critical to job success
● Positive role model for community; demonstrates the school values of Respect, Responsibility and Empathy in their actions and words
● Sense of humor
● Belief in a differentiated, whole-child, whole-person approach to education

Education/Licensure:
● Experience working with student populations with diverse needs
● Experience working with preschool and elementary-aged children
● Experience working in a summer camp setting
● Current First Aid, CPR, Standard Precautions, Playground Safety, and Mandated Reporter Training
● Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record

Physical Requirements:
● Able to continuously walk, stand, climb stairs, and sit
● Frequent bending or stooping, and reaching above shoulder level
● Able to lift up to 40 pounds

Non-Discrimination:
Bixby School provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

Application:
Submit letter/email of interest, resume, and three current references. Send your materials to Hannah Wickenheiser, Summer Camp Coordinator, hannahw@bixbyschool.org or 4760 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO, 80305. Positions will remain open until filled.

A background check will be completed for applicants being considered for employment.