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111 Music/Choir Teacher - General

JOB OPENING:   Music/Choir Teacher

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Building Principal

SALARY:  Teacher Contract

CONTRACT LENGTH:   School Year

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Music Teacher is a highly qualified and state certified teacher responsible for delivering  general music content in a differentiated manner that is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards in Music.

 MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Have a working knowledge of best practices in Music Education, arts integration, and Indiana Academic Standards in Music, while implementing a curriculum based in creativity
  • Guide, motivate and engage students in learning, including understanding the principles of music, music reading, musicianship, and specific vocal and performance skills through solo and ensemble practice and performances
  • Enhance symbolic communication, promote self-esteem, self-motivation, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure, creativity, improved emotional expression and social harmony, relationships, team-building, cooperation, self-confidence and providing an avenue for building performance competencies
  • Make use of quality vocal literature in diverse styles appropriate in difficulty and range for students
  • Maintain a safe classroom, using appropriate classroom management skills
  • Complete and maintain all required student records
  • Utilize the SBCSC technology, as required
  • Attend and participate in required staff meetings and building-wide trainings and initiatives
  • Plan, rehearse, and direct students in a minimum of two concerts per year (Semester I, Semester II) at the building level.  These performances should include all performance classes. 
  • Rehearsals should be held a minimum of one day per week.  The choir should be involved in the building level concerts.
  • Prepare students to perform for additional community/extra-curricular concerts, when scheduled
  • Utilize instructional materials/resources recommended for the district
  • Participate in all Fine Arts Vocal Music recruiting events
  • Attend corporation Fine Arts and Primary Music staff meetings, as scheduled
  • Provide for music/choir participation at school-related and community events, such as concerts, recruiting performances, community outreach, etc.
  • Assist with compiling budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs
  • Coordinate fundraising activities and management of funds, as needed
  • Facilitate cleaning, repairing, and storing all music supplies/equipment
  • Develop and implement plans for music program and show written evidence of preparation, including lesson plans, as required
  • Conduct ongoing formative and summative assessments of student achievement
  • Accompany and supervise students on field trips, when necessary
  • Maintain open communication and professional relationships with all stakeholders
  • Comply with district policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations
  • Adhere to the district’s safety policies and procedures
  • Maintain confidentiality in the conduct of district business
  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:       

  •  Licensed and highly-qualified in the area of General Music, all grades
  • Ability to manage a budget and supplies
  • Knowledge of state, district and school policies and procedures
  • Ability to interpret district policies, procedures and data
  • Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in an urban environment preferred
  • Must not currently be on a Performance Improvement Plan
  • Works in standard office and school building environments.  Must be able to handle stress.  Must be able to work regularly scheduled hours.
  • Ability to speak fluently in both English and Spanish strongly recommended.
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