Are you a graduate with an education or music degree? Are you looking for a teaching position? Would teaching music to students at all grade levels be your dream job? Would it be even more exciting if the opportunity existed overseas where you could gain cross-cultural ministry experience while sharing Christ's love with children who may not have ever heard the gospel? If so, please consider applying to teach at Hillcrest School!
The Hillcrest School music teacher is responsible for teaching grades K-12. Elementary school music is introductory with the focus on developing a music foundation. Middle school music includes a world music class as well as beginning band and a choir. High school music consists of band and choir and potentially music theory and/or music appreciation. Hillcrest has a well-developed music program.
Hillcrest School seeks professionals who are strongly committed Christians. Applicants should hold at minimum a Bachelor’s degree, teaching certification, speak and write English fluently, have experience working within the US or Canadian educational systems and demonstrate enthusiasm for residing in a cross-cultural environment.
Additional preferred skills and experience include: international school teaching, curriculum and assessment development, ability to stimulate critical thinking and inquiry within classroom environment, effective communication with students and parents along with proven ability to collaborate with colleagues.
Hillcrest School takes seriously its responsibility to protect students and to create a safe and positive environment for them to grow. We believe that it is never acceptable for any child to experience abuse of any kind. Therefore, employees of Hillcrest School are required to read the Hillcrest School Student Protection Policy, attend Student Protection training, and sign the Hillcrest School Student Protection Code of Conduct.
The teaching and senior administrative staff of Hillcrest School are required to indicate their personal commitment to Christ, their church membership, and their willingness to affirm and not teach anything contrary to the Hillcrest doctrinal basis along with Hillcrest mission and vision Statements. These requirements can be indicated in writing at the initial state of application to work at Hillcrest, and thereafter annually.
A contract will be available from Hillcrest School.
Hillcrest is situated in the city of Jos on a 4,300 foot high plateau. Jos is located in the central part of Nigeria. Temperatures are mild all year around—somewhat similar to that of Southern California, except that it rains more in Jos.
Hillcrest School seeks to provide a Christian perspective in the context of education, while encouraging students towards a genuine, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The school seeks to train individuals to become active, vital parts of their communities, and to encourage an appreciation of their place in and obligation to the world around them. Hillcrest is committed to developing complete and mature persons, accountable to God and responsible for their own actions, in keeping with our tradition of high academic and spiritual standards.
The school is a K-12th grade International Christian School with an American curriculum. Founded in 1942 as a boarding school for missionary children, today a significant number of children come from Nigeria and from other countries. The school is owned and operated by eight missions/church organizations. The campus is divided into three schools, each with a principal. Elementary School is Kindergarten to 5th grade. Middle School is 6th to 8th grade and High School is 9th to 12th grade. In their junior and senior years, students may elect to take a number of AP classes. Almost all graduates are admitted into North American universities.