WHY YOU WILL LOVE WORKING AT PTS

JOIN THE PTS FACULTY AND STAFF

Deciding where to work or teach is an important decision. Just as we carefully consider what talents a prospective employee may bring to our school community, we know that prospective employees must weigh many different factors in determining where to build his or her career. Palmer Trinity is a place to build a career. We enjoy a remarkably low faculty turnover rate—below 10% in the last three years, where the national average is 16.8%—which is mostly attributed to retirements. Palmer Trinity is an institution that cares about the well-being of its employees, nurtures creativity and encourages further education and professional development.

To Apply

To apply for a position, or to place a resume on file, please upload a letter of interest and resume here.

If you have any questions, please contact Marina Lithgow
Executive Assistant to the Head of School
FAX:     (305) 251-2917
Phone: (305) 969-4245

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Staff

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  • Business Teacher, 2024 - 2025

    Palmer Trinity School Teacher

    Teachers aspire to fulfill the attributes of the Portrait of a Palmer Trinity Teacher, fulfill the general responsibilities listed in the PTS Statement of Commitment and those listed below. 

    I. In the Classroom:
    • Teach five classes; 
    • Demonstrate mastery of content;
    • Model curiosity and enthusiasm for subject area;
    • Provide dynamic and appropriate instruction;
    • Display effective classroom management; and
    • Provide relative, constructive and timely feedback. 

    II. Beyond the classroom:
    • Serve as an advisor;
    • Communicate effectively with colleagues and parents to create a network of support around the student; and 
    • Be professional:
      • Support school and departmental policies; 
      • Attend all required meetings and events;
      • Be timely in meeting deadlines;
      • Adhere to the expectation in hours of availability to students before and after school;
      • Maintain a professional demeanor with students and families; and
      • Collaborate with colleagues. 

    III. Beyond the school day:
    • Be involved in the life of the school beyond the teaching day;
    • Fulfill additional supervisory tasks such as substitute coverage, lunch duty, exam proctoring, hall monitoring; 
    • Participate in professional development; and 
    • Be an ambassador for the school.

    APPLY  HERE
  • Spanish Teacher (Middle School / Upper School)

  • Chaplain, 2024 - 2025

    The role of the Chaplain at Palmer Trinity School is multifaceted and committed to the spiritual well-being of the entire school community.  The Chaplain is instrumental in upholding the Episcopal Identity of the school and supporting the teachings and values of the Judeo-Christian perspective while recognizing the diversity of belief and practice within the school and its community.  With oversight of Trinity Chapel and all related gatherings, the Chaplain plays a vital role in responding pastorally to local and global events and in offering support, prayers, and reassurance during moments of tragedy as well as celebrating important achievements/moments within the school community. 

    Apply Here
  • Engineering Teacher (Middle School / Upper School), 2024 - 2025

    Palmer Trinity School Teacher

    Teachers aspire to fulfill the attributes of the Portrait of a Palmer Trinity Teacher, fulfill the general responsibilities listed in the PTS Statement of Commitment and those listed below. 

    I. In the Classroom:
    • Teach five classes; 
    • Demonstrate mastery of content;
    • Model curiosity and enthusiasm for subject area;
    • Provide dynamic and appropriate instruction;
    • Display effective classroom management; and
    • Provide relative, constructive and timely feedback. 

    II. Beyond the classroom:
    • Serve as an advisor;
    • Communicate effectively with colleagues and parents to create a network of support around the student; and 
    • Be professional:
      • Support school and departmental policies; 
      • Attend all required meetings and events;
      • Be timely in meeting deadlines;
      • Adhere to the expectation in hours of availability to students before and after school;
      • Maintain a professional demeanor with students and families; and
      • Collaborate with colleagues. 

    III. Beyond the school day:
    • Be involved in the life of the school beyond the teaching day;
    • Fulfill additional supervisory tasks such as substitute coverage, lunch duty, exam proctoring, hall monitoring; 
    • Participate in professional development; and 
    • Be an ambassador for the school.
  • English Teacher (Middle School / Upper School), 2024 - 2025



    Palmer Trinity School Teacher

    Teachers aspire to fulfill the attributes of the Portrait of a Palmer Trinity Teacher, fulfill the general responsibilities listed in the PTS Statement of Commitment and those listed below. 

    I. In the Classroom:
    • Teach five classes; 
    • Demonstrate mastery of content;
    • Model curiosity and enthusiasm for subject area;
    • Provide dynamic and appropriate instruction;
    • Display effective classroom management; and
    • Provide relative, constructive and timely feedback. 

    II. Beyond the classroom:
    • Serve as an advisor;
    • Communicate effectively with colleagues and parents to create a network of support around the student; and 
    • Be professional:
      • Support school and departmental policies; 
      • Attend all required meetings and events;
      • Be timely in meeting deadlines;
      • Adhere to the expectation in hours of availability to students before and after school;
      • Maintain a professional demeanor with students and families; and
      • Collaborate with colleagues. 

    III. Beyond the school day:
    • Be involved in the life of the school beyond the teaching day;
    • Fulfill additional supervisory tasks such as substitute coverage, lunch duty, exam proctoring, hall monitoring; 
    • Participate in professional development; and 
    • Be an ambassador for the school.

  • History Teacher (Middle School / Upper School), 2024 - 2025



    Palmer Trinity School Teacher

    Teachers aspire to fulfill the attributes of the Portrait of a Palmer Trinity Teacher, fulfill the general responsibilities listed in the PTS Statement of Commitment and those listed below. 

    I. In the Classroom:
    • Teach five classes; 
    • Demonstrate mastery of content;
    • Model curiosity and enthusiasm for subject area;
    • Provide dynamic and appropriate instruction;
    • Display effective classroom management; and
    • Provide relative, constructive and timely feedback. 

    II. Beyond the classroom:
    • Serve as an advisor;
    • Communicate effectively with colleagues and parents to create a network of support around the student; and 
    • Be professional:
      • Support school and departmental policies; 
      • Attend all required meetings and events;
      • Be timely in meeting deadlines;
      • Adhere to the expectation in hours of availability to students before and after school;
      • Maintain a professional demeanor with students and families; and
      • Collaborate with colleagues. 

    III. Beyond the school day:
    • Be involved in the life of the school beyond the teaching day;
    • Fulfill additional supervisory tasks such as substitute coverage, lunch duty, exam proctoring, hall monitoring; 
    • Participate in professional development; and 
    • Be an ambassador for the school.

  • Mathematics Teacher (Middle School / Upper School), 2024 - 2025


    Palmer Trinity School Teacher

    Teachers aspire to fulfill the attributes of the Portrait of a Palmer Trinity Teacher, fulfill the general responsibilities listed in the PTS Statement of Commitment and those listed below. 

    I. In the Classroom:
    • Teach five classes; 
    • Demonstrate mastery of content;
    • Model curiosity and enthusiasm for subject area;
    • Provide dynamic and appropriate instruction;
    • Display effective classroom management; and
    • Provide relative, constructive and timely feedback. 

    II. Beyond the classroom:
    • Serve as an advisor;
    • Communicate effectively with colleagues and parents to create a network of support around the student; and 
    • Be professional:
      • Support school and departmental policies; 
      • Attend all required meetings and events;
      • Be timely in meeting deadlines;
      • Adhere to the expectation in hours of availability to students before and after school;
      • Maintain a professional demeanor with students and families; and
      • Collaborate with colleagues. 

    III. Beyond the school day:
    • Be involved in the life of the school beyond the teaching day;
    • Fulfill additional supervisory tasks such as substitute coverage, lunch duty, exam proctoring, hall monitoring; 
    • Participate in professional development; and 
    • Be an ambassador for the school.

  • Science Teacher (Middle School / Upper School), 2024 - 2025



    Palmer Trinity School Teacher

    Teachers aspire to fulfill the attributes of the Portrait of a Palmer Trinity Teacher, fulfill the general responsibilities listed in the PTS Statement of Commitment and those listed below. 

    I. In the Classroom:
    • Teach five classes; 
    • Demonstrate mastery of content;
    • Model curiosity and enthusiasm for subject area;
    • Provide dynamic and appropriate instruction;
    • Display effective classroom management; and
    • Provide relative, constructive and timely feedback. 

    II. Beyond the classroom:
    • Serve as an advisor;
    • Communicate effectively with colleagues and parents to create a network of support around the student; and 
    • Be professional:
      • Support school and departmental policies; 
      • Attend all required meetings and events;
      • Be timely in meeting deadlines;
      • Adhere to the expectation in hours of availability to students before and after school;
      • Maintain a professional demeanor with students and families; and
      • Collaborate with colleagues. 

    III. Beyond the school day:
    • Be involved in the life of the school beyond the teaching day;
    • Fulfill additional supervisory tasks such as substitute coverage, lunch duty, exam proctoring, hall monitoring; 
    • Participate in professional development; and 
    • Be an ambassador for the school.

  • Student Publications Teacher (Middle School / Upper School), 2024 - 2025

    Palmer Trinity School Teacher

    Teachers aspire to fulfill the attributes of the Portrait of a Palmer Trinity Teacher, fulfill the general responsibilities listed in the PTS Statement of Commitment and those listed below. 

    I. In the Classroom:
    • Teach five classes; 
    • Demonstrate mastery of content;
    • Model curiosity and enthusiasm for subject area;
    • Provide dynamic and appropriate instruction;
    • Display effective classroom management; and
    • Provide relative, constructive and timely feedback. 

    II. Beyond the classroom:
    • Serve as an advisor;
    • Communicate effectively with colleagues and parents to create a network of support around the student; and 
    • Be professional:
      • Support school and departmental policies; 
      • Attend all required meetings and events;
      • Be timely in meeting deadlines;
      • Adhere to the expectation in hours of availability to students before and after school;
      • Maintain a professional demeanor with students and families; and
      • Collaborate with colleagues. 

    III. Beyond the school day:
    • Be involved in the life of the school beyond the teaching day;
    • Fulfill additional supervisory tasks such as substitute coverage, lunch duty, exam proctoring, hall monitoring; 
    • Participate in professional development; and 
    • Be an ambassador for the school.
  • Athletic Transportation (Part-time)

    Palmer Trinity School is looking for a responsible, courteous and reliable driver to transport students, staff and volunteers to and from athletic events and field trips. The driver's responsibility includes ensuring proper vehicle maintenance, observing safety and traffic rules and maintaining order among students while they are on the bus. Our driver should enjoy working with children and should be meticulous when it comes to vehicle inspections and regard passenger safety as the highest priority.

    APPLY HERE
  • Cheerleading Assistant Coach (Part-time)

  • Girls Lacrosse Assistant Coach (Part Time)

  • JV Boys Lacrosse Head Coach (Part-time)

  • Organist

    APPLY HERE


    Position Title: School Organist and Choir Director 

    Reports to: Performing Arts Department Chair and Chaplain 

    Description:
    Palmer Trinity School is seeking a talented and dedicated full-time Organist to enrich our musical program and contribute to the vibrant cultural atmosphere of our school. As the School Organist, you will be responsible for playing the organ during weekly chapel services and other various school events, such as Baccalaureate, Graduation, and Palmer Trinity’s Annual Lessons and Carols at our Tree Lighting. This new role will be essential in creating a harmonious and inspiring environment that enhances the overall educational experience for our students. The start date is August 5, 2024. 


    Key Expectations of Employees: 
    • Demonstrate support for the mission and policies of the school
    • Fulfill expectations as outlined in the Faculty Statement of Commitment and the Palmer Trinity School Portrait of a Teacher (below)
    • Model the values of Palmer Trinity School 
    • Promote positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues
    • Exhibit a positive attitude and joyful energy

    Essential Functions: 
    Organ Performance: 
    • Perform on the organ during weekly school chapels and other special events including, but not limited to, Semester Concerts, Lessons and Carols, and Baccalaureate, ensuring exceptional musical quality.
    Accompaniment: 
    • Collaborate with the Chaplain, Performing Arts Department Chair, and other faculty members to accompany vocal and instrumental performances, providing musical support and enhancing overall performances during Chapels and semester concert performances. 
    Liturgical Services: 
    • Work closely with the school's chaplain to select appropriate music for Chapels and other religious events. 
    Rehearsals: 
    • Attend and/or conduct rehearsals as needed to prepare for upcoming events, ensuring a polished and cohesive musical presentation.
    Maintenance: 
    • Maintain the school's organ in good working condition, or coordinate with external technicians when necessary, to ensure it is always ready for performances
    Music Selection: 
    • Assist in selecting music for various school events, taking into consideration the audience, theme, and the school's values.

    Teaching Faculty: 
    • In addition to performing during our Chapel services, the organist will serve as a full-time member of the Performing Arts Department and will teach the following courses:
      • 6th Grade Chorus (year-long class)
      • Middle School Chorus (year-long class)
      • Upper School Chorus (year-long class)
      • Piano (two semesters)
    • If applicable, they will offer organ lessons to interested students, promoting a deeper appreciation for the organ. 

    Community Involvement: 
    • Recruit, train, and direct a student Choir which will sing hymns or other songs during school Chapel and hold practices on a regular basis. 
    • When there are auxiliary events at the school, such as funeral and wedding ceremonies, the organist will have the first right to refusal (additional compensation will be provided). 
    • Lead administrative efforts to create a Concert Series for internal and external musicians to play the organ at various events. 


    Qualifications:
    • A bachelor of music degree from an accredited college/university school of music is required; a Master’s degree in Organ performance is preferred. 
    • Proficiency in playing the organ with a strong understanding of organ techniques and musical theory.
    • Substantial knowledge of church music history
    • Previous experience performing as an organist in a similar setting or at public events is required.
    • Knowledge of liturgical music from the Episcopal Church.
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff.
    • Strong organizational skills to manage and prepare for various school events.
    • A commitment to the school's mission and values.

    Work Schedule:
    This is a full-time position. The School Organist will also be expected to work flexible hours to accommodate rehearsals and events, including evenings and weekends.

    Application Process:
    Interested candidates are invited to submit the following to Marina Lithgow, Executive Assistant for the Head of School, at mlithgow@palmertrinity.org:
    • Cover Letter 
    • Resume
    • Three professional references including name, position, phone number, and email address
    • Three links of Video Performances featuring different styles of play and congregational hymns

    Palmer Trinity School is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    Palmer Trinity Statement of Commitment: 

    As Faculty and Staff, we commit to:
    • Support and uphold the mission, vision, and values of the school.

    • Recognize and cultivate the potential in every student.

    • Create a supportive environment that is developmentally and academically appropriate.

    • Support decisions and policies determined by the Administration.

    • Fulfill our obligations as stipulated in the employee contract and outlined in the Employee Handbook.

    • Ongoing professional development.

    • Engage in responsible and respectful digital citizenship.


CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN LEARNING AND TEACHING

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (C.E.L.T) promotes a faculty culture of life-long learning and a dedication to enhancing our teaching practices. C.E.L.T. supports faculty development in research-based, student-centered teaching. The Center aims to explore, evaluate, and practice educational approaches to support faculty development and to provide programming and enrichment for our students and their parents.

BENEFITS

PALMER TRINITY SUPPORTS ITS STAFF AND THEIR FAMILIES.
Benefits enjoyed by our employees include healthcare, generous retirement matching, personal and wellness services, and more.

WHY MIAMI

Miami is an international city at Florida's southeastern tip. The City is one of the state's – and the world’s – most popular vacation spots. Its Cuban influence is reflected in the cafes and cigar shops that line Calle Ocho (8th Street) in Little Havana. On barrier islands across the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay is Miami Beach, home to South Beach. This glamorous neighborhood is famed for its colorful art deco buildings, white sand, surfside hotels, and trendsetting nightclubs.

OUR COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY, INCLUSION, AND EQUITY

Palmer Trinity School is committed to fostering a community that honors the diversity of the human experience. We are devoted to cultivating and sustaining a safe environment that empowers individuals and groups to discover and celebrate their identity.

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