Band Teacher

RE-1 Valley Schools
Job Description
Sterling High School
TITLE: Secondary Music/Band Teacher
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
1.  Appropriate Colorado Department of Education certification
2.  Bachelors’ degree with music major
3.  Ability to play at least one standard orchestral instrument (if instrumental teacher) or ability to sing (if choral teacher)
4.  At least six semester hours of practice teaching in music instruction
 
REPORTS TO: Principal
 
JOB GOAL:  To develop in each student an appreciation of the art of music as part of the general culture; to teach techniques of vocal and/or instrumental music expression; to discover and develop talents of pupils in the field of music; to develop knowledge and skills in listening to and reading music.
 
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
1.       Teach skills in music appreciation, harmony and explorations in music and in instrumental music (band, orchestra, instrumental ensemble) and/or choral music (chorus, choir, choral ensemble) to secondary/elementary students.  Use courses of study adopted by the Board of Education and other appropriate learning activities.
2.       Instruct students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
3.       Plan a balanced music program and organize daily class time so that preparation, rehearsal and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time.
4.       Provide individual and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
5.       Use repertoires of all types of music literature including traditional and contemporary that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of pupils.
6.       Control the storage and use of school-owned property; makes minor adjustments and request repairs to instruments as required.
7.       Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to provide an orderly and productive environment during practice, group rehearsals and musical performances.
8.       Evaluate each student's musical growth and performance, assessing each individual's contribution to the performance of the group.
9.       Plan, rehearse and direct students in musical programs for school and community.  Apply knowledge of district procedures and limitations set on performances.
10.     Select and requisition books, musical instruments and instructional aids; maintain required inventory records.
11.     Communicate with parents and school counselors on student progress.
12.     Identify student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude and learning problems.
13.     Cooperate with school administration in providing musical programs for school productions, graduation ceremonies and civic functions.
14.     Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.
15.     Participate in curriculum and other development programs.
16.     Participate in faculty committees and sponsorship of student activities.
17.     Maintain professional competence through in-service education provided by the district and/or in self-selected professional growth activities related to music.
 
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