Job Posting Description, Music Teacher
Contact Information
Human Resources Department
215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (4th Floor)
South Bend, IN 46601
Job Locations
Coquillard Elementary School
Application Open: 06/13/2019, Filing Deadline: (none)
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 Job # Description
111 Music/Choir Teacher - General

JOB OPENING:   Music/Choir Teacher


SALARY:  Teacher Contract



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.


  • 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


  •  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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