Employment Opportunities

Visitation Academy is an independent, Catholic school educating young boys, girls and young women ages 2 to 18. The Lower School includes a co-ed Montessori preschool and an all girls program in grades 1-5. The Middle School offers an all-girls program for grades 6-8. The Upper School offers a challenging college preparatory program for young women in grades 9 through 12. Visitation Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

Technical Director 

Visitation is seeking an experienced Theatre Productions Technical Director responsible for the musical, Upper School play, Middle School play, Lower School musical, and student-directed one act plays. A successful candidate will manage sets, lights, and sound and work closely with the stage manager. The Technical Director will act as the scene shop manager, theatre manager, and school-event technical coordinator. The Theatre Productions Technical Director will teach 2-3 half credits and complete tasks and events associated with teaching.

If interested, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, references, and salary history to resume@visitationacademy.org by May 15th.


Middle School Counselor

Visitation Academy is an independent Catholic school offering a coeducational Montessori program in Grades Toddler through Kindergarten and an all-girls environment in Grades 1 through 12.  Visitation Academy is the ministry of the Sisters of the Visitation, whose way of life expresses the spirituality of the founders of their Order, St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal.  These saints encouraged all to “Live Jesus” with optimism, gentleness, humility, joy, and liberty of spirit.  “Live Jesus” illustrates the essence of the Visitation charism.

Visitation Academy is seeking a Middle School Counselor for Grades 6-8 beginning in the 2019 – 2020 school year.  The Middle School Counselor works collaboratively with administrators, faculty, Upper School counselors, and parents in providing a comprehensive counseling program. A team approach is used in student support, fostering a shared view of academic, cognitive, social and emotional perspectives.  The Counselor is a visible and active presence throughout the school and in the classroom.  The Middle School Counselor reports to the Middle School Principal.

A Master’s degree in school counseling, social work, educational psychology, or a related field is required.  The ideal candidate for this position is a practicing Roman Catholic, has a minimum of five years of experience teaching and/or counseling in the middle grades, excellent communication skills, the ability to lead and work confidentially and effectively with faculty, students, parents, and staff, and a commitment to advancing Visitation’s mission.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to resume@visitationacademy.org by April 29, 2019 in order to be considered for this opportunity.

Middle School Teachers

Visitation Academy is an independent Catholic school offering a coeducational Montessori program in Grades Toddler through Kindergarten and an all-girls environment in Grades 1 through 12.  Visitation is currently seeking full-time Middle School teachers beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.

The ideal candidate is a practicing Catholic, holds a bachelor’s degree (a master’s degree is preferred), is certified to teach middle school, and has previous middle school teaching experience.  Applicants should have the flexibility to teach in a variety of core disciplines.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to resume@visitationacademy.org.

Coaching Positions for 2019-2020:

JV Field Hockey
JV Volleyball
Varsity Cheerleading

Visitation Academy is an independent, Catholic school offering a coeducational Montessori program in Grades Toddler through Kindergarten and all all-girls environment in Grades 1 through 12.

Please send resume to pstoecklin@visitationacademy.org

St. Louis Visitation Archives Summer Internship

Duration: 11 weeks (May 28, 2019- August 9, 2019)
Hours: 15-20 hours/week between the hours of 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Pay: $12.00/hour

St. Louis Visitation Archives is seeking a graduate student or recent graduate with a degree in archives, libraries, or museum studies to fully process the Rock Island Visitation Monastery and Academy records.  This collection is approximately 25 linear feet of documents, photographs, artifacts, and artwork.

This position will allow an individual to work independently, while reporting to the Archivist and collaborating with the Sister from Rock Island Monastery.  Tasks include developing a preliminary processing plan, physically processing the entire collection, identifying materials for social media posts/digitization, and developing a finding aid on our Re:discovery software.

Rock Island Monastery and Academy, Villa de Chantal, traces its founding back to 1853 when a group of four Sisters traveled from Montluel, France to Keokuk, IA, to establish a convent and school.  In 1865, the house decided to move: half of the Sisters went to Maysville, KY and the other half to Suspension Bridge, NY.  After spending 34 years in Maysville, the Sisters decided to relocate again to Rock Island, Illinois.  When the Monastery closed in 1992, six of the eleven remaining Sisters joined the St. Louis Sisters of the Visitation and brought their archives with them.

If the collection is processed in less than 11 weeks, then there is the opportunity to work on additional collections within the archives.


  • Process, arrange, and describe the archival collection according to professional standards and best practices
  • Develop and execute a processing plan
  • Develop a finding aid upon completion of the physical processing of the collection
  • Collaborate with the Sister from Rock Island Monastery
  • Communicate with the Archivist on the project’s progress
  • Identify materials that need to be restricted
  • Identify materials for digitization and for social media posts

Basic Qualifications:

  • Graduate student or recent graduate with a degree in the field of archives, museum studies, or library science
  • Experience in archival processing and demonstrated understanding of the principles of arrangement and description
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with archival software and/or ability to learn new archival software (Re:Discovery software)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to safely move lift and bend with boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 pounds; ability to climb and reach on step stools.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references by email no later than March 15, 2019 to:

Amanda Gesiorski, C.A.
St. Louis Visitation Archives
Email: agesiorski@visitationmonastery.org