Career Opportunities

For the 2019-2020 school year Hope Partnership for Education Middle School is seeking applicants for the
following teaching positions:

Music Teacher (3/4 time)
We are seeking a teacher who can introduce key elements of general music theory to students in
grades 5-8 and to help them build vocal or instrument skills to the best of their abilities. Some
students have experience with recorder, strings, and brass instruments.
The successful candidate will plan and teach general music elements and instrument lessons at
multiple grade levels; plan and organize musical assemblies; and maintain instruments, equipment,
and facilities.

Essential Functions:

  • Create an optimal learning environment for the study of music in the classroom and in after
    school ensembles
  • Establish and follow classroom norms and procedures that support the learning
  • Participate in school events and prepare students to participate in same, such as graduation
    and the holiday and spring student showcases
  • Participate in programs to support professional growth and development;
  • Adhere to school expectations with respect to attendance, punctuality, recordkeeping, and
    communications with families
  • Monitor students in lunchroom and recess when needed
  • Ability to teach and model conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work sensitively with urban youth.

Applicant Requirements:

  • College degree in appropriate field, preferably in music education
  • Strong organizational and classroom management skills
  • Ability to be flexible in a changing environment
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, reach, and walk while being actively engaged with students in the
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience. No benefits are available for part time positions.


Physical Education Teacher (Part Time)

The Physical Education Teacher inspires and instructs students in grades 5 through 8 to stay fit and to begin
a lifelong commitment to health and good fitness habits. He or she follows classroom routines and
procedures to maintain an appropriate environment for learning, adheres to school regulations regarding
attendance and punctuality, keeps accurate records, and communicates with families when necessary.

As a faculty member the Physical Education Teacher should be available to participate in, and support,
school events, and to take advantage of opportunities for professional growth and development.

Applicant Requirements:

  • College degree in an appropriate field related to physical education, health, or athletics;
  • Ability to creatively introduce activities to students that build skills and encourage cooperation;
  • Athletic ability sufficient to demonstrate activities;
  • Some experience working with, and motivating, middle school students;
  • Strong organizational and management skills;
  • Demonstrates flexibility in a frequently-changing environment;
  • Ability to work sensitively with urban youth.

Salary is commensurate with experience. No benefits are available for part time positions.

To Apply:

Please send a letter of interest accompanied by a resume, to Human Resource, Qwan Tisdale at (electronically preferred) or via U.S. Mail to:
Dr. Sharon DuPree, Head of School
Hope Partnership for Education Middle School
2601 North 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133

Other information: Salary commensurate with experience. Full time positions include health, dental, and retirement benefits.