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.)
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.
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
Catalina Foothills School District