Part-Time Orchestra Teacher For 2019/2020 School Year

Catalina Foothills School District Tucson , AZ 85704

Posted 2 months ago

Orchestra Teacher (Grades K-5) for 2019/2020 School Year

NOTE: This position is a part-time (.5 FTE) position.

Requires an Arizona Elementary certificate with a Music endorsement or Arizona Music Education certification (PreK-12) at time of hire.

Note: All of our certified positions require a full Structured English Immersion (SEI) endorsement.

Assigned to Ventana Vista & Sunrise Drive Elementary Schools

MUSIC TEACHER - STRINGS/ORCHESTRA

Exempt, 10 Months

CFSD is seeking a certified music teacher that specializes in Strings to teach elementary, middle, and high school strings classes as part of a long-term plan to build an exemplary strings/orchestra program.

Definition: The strings/orchestra teacher will have responsibility for the development of an exemplary and articulated strings/orchestra curricular program. Responsibilities include instruction within established curriculum guidelines and school/community performances for grades 4-5 at Sunrise Drive and Ventana Vista Elementary Schools.

Essential Functions: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a complete listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in the job class.)

General Responsibilities:

  • Implements by instruction and action the District philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives, and best practices in music.

  • Develops an exemplary educational program of study for strings/orchestra instruction, assessment, and performance.

  • Plans a balanced music program and organizes class time so that preparation, rehearsal, and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time.

  • Executes the subject matter knowledge requirements and pedagogical approaches specific to Strings to engage student performers and provide an effective program.

  • Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives.

  • Utilizes repertoire of music literature, including traditional and contemporary, that is appropriate for the ages and skill levels of the students.

  • Differentiates methods and materials for the purpose of providing lessons and assignments appropriate to the varying levels of students' skills.

  • Collaborates with colleagues in planning instructional goals, objectives and methods.

  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment during practice, group rehearsals and musical performances.

  • Assesses student growth and performance toward objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents, and administration.

  • Plans, rehearses and directs students in musical programs for the school and community.

  • Collaborates with school administration in providing musical programs for school performances.

  • Maintains inventory of equipment and materials, including the management of storage and use of school-owned property; requests repairs to instruments as required.

  • Utilizes communication skills and strategies to recruit students and build a strong and thriving district-wide strings/orchestra program.

  • Maintains positive working relationships with parents, students, and teachers.

  • Provides progress reports/report cards as required by law, District policy, and administrative regulation.

  • Maintains accurate permanent academic and attendance records for students.

  • Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations, and Governing Board Policy.

  • Participates in a variety of meetings (e.g., district, faculty, department, special education, school improvement) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.

  • Assists in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional resources.

  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with others.

  • Maintains and improves professional competence.

  • Performs other reasonable duties as may be directed by the Principal.

Evaluation: Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Governing Board Policy on Evaluation of Certificated Personnel.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

  • Appropriate teaching certificate or certificate with endorsement as issued by the State of Arizona.

  • Meets district requirements for subject/grade area assigned.

  • Has strong knowledge of strings pedagogy.

Commitment and Dependability:

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Strong self-motivation, high organizational ability and detail-oriented demeanor

  • Professional demeanor with strong ethical standards and ability to adapt to change

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Willingness to adhere to district and state policies and procedures

  • Ability to manage and maintain confidential information

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