Careers at St. James
St. James Episcopal Day School, founded in 1948, is a private, Christian elementary and preschool located in historic downtown Baton Rouge, serving nearly 300 children ages 18 months to Fifth Grade. A ministry of St. James Episcopal Church, St. James Episcopal Day School is committed to developing each child’s unique gifts by providing a strong foundation combining academic excellence and spiritual formation within a warm, loving, Christian community.
We are seeking qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance the student experience at St. James Episcopal Day School. We encourage you to review the job postings below and to contact us for additional information.
Substitute Teacher (18 months through 5th grade)
The substitute teacher is responsible for carrying out the absent teacher’s lesson plans during the time the teacher is absent as well as performing assigned school duties.
We seek to hire a certified, part-time librarian beginning in the 2021 - 2022 school year. The librarian will work primarily with the students and teachers in the Day School (Grades PreK-3 through Fifth Grade) but may serve as a resource for the Pelican’s Nest (Students ages 18 months to age 2). St. James Episcopal Day School is accredited by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools.
Qualifications and Skills
- Hold a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited university
- Has five years of experience as a school librarian
- Work well with children and employs effective classroom management skills in line with the principles of Responsive Classroom
- Work cooperatively and collaboratively with colleagues and parents and exhibit a positive attitude
- Possess excellent organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
- Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with all stakeholders
- Participate in professional growth activities that result in enhanced knowledge of best practices in school library programs
- Complete diocesan required background check and Safeguarding God’s People training
- Support the mission of the school.
- Create a library environment that is joyful and vibrant, and one that celebrates learning, reading, inquiry, and collaboration. Promote a love of literature.
- Plan and teach lessons addressing library and information resource standards using research-based instructional practices. Collaborate with classroom teachers to create an environment that is conducive to inquiry-based learning and ensures resource-based instructional practices. Foster exploration, discovery, creation, and innovation in a growth mindset.
- Collaborate with the Director of IT and the Assistant Head of School, and advise on decisions related to the acquisition and use of technology as it relates to the curriculum.
- Evaluate library inventory needs and manage the selection and acquisition of library resources. Develop and maintain an up‐to‐date, culturally diverse collection of print and non‐print resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, the teaching styles, the instructional strategies used, and reflect students’ interests.
- Coordinate a school library program that encompasses all aspects of instructional resources and provide leadership in instructional design and technology integration. Model best practice in the use of instructional technology, and remain current on professional practices related to information technologies and educational research pertinent to school library programs.
- Support the faculty and students in safe, responsible, and creative use of technology applications. Prioritize digital citizenship and ensure equitable and ethical use of information.
- Establish community programs and organize special events such as author visits and interactive projects.
- Coordinate the Book Fair and work with parent volunteers to execute it.
- Perform other duties as assigned, including but not limited to supervisory duty, attending staff meetings, etc.
The position is a part time, ten-month position beginning on August 1, 2021. The librarian reports directly to the Head of School.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent and resume to Bridget Henderson at BHenderson@StJamesEDS.org.
St. James Episcopal Day School provides equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status,
or any other characteristic protected by law.