Aug 26, 2022

Music Teacher - Part Time

  • TrulyHired
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
Part-time Education

Job Description

Job Description

Position Title: Music Teacher

Date Modified: July 2022

Status: Part Time; Day Shift - Flexible Work Schedule

8AM - 3:15PM Per Day

Reports To: Coordinator of the High School Program

Position Purpose: The Music Teacher will direct and manage two school concerts in the Winter and Spring. Students will be assigned to Choir classes for the purposes of learning and performing songs designated for the concerts. The Music teacher will support and teach music and music appreciation to students mostly in Middle School, High School and School to Work in accordance with graduation requirements for students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Conduct two "auditioned" choral groups, coordinate two full concerts each school year, voice lessons, general music classes for middle and high school aged students some with special needs.

Ability to inspire and motivate students toward subject development.

Assist with graduation and other duties as assigned.

Maintains a safe and age-appropriate environment for students.

Use school equipment and facilities properly.

Follows OSB Handbook and guidelines.

Perform other essential duties as assigned.

Expected Skills:

The teacher will always maintain a professional attitude at all times and will fulfill assigned duties and special activities. The teacher will contribute as a member of the program team to the long-range planning efforts of the program and the school.

The teacher will demonstrate problem solving ability and flexibility and a willingness to work with others to ensure the best program for the children. The teacher will demonstrate good time management skills.

The teacher will demonstrate good written and spoken communication skills.

The teacher will demonstrate competence in understanding the visual etiologies of the students. This information will be used to design and implement the student program.

The teacher will demonstrate skills in effectively interacting with the parents.

The teacher will demonstrate the ability to handle confidential information appropriately.

The teacher will demonstrate crisis intervention skills and leadership skills with respect to the classroom and the individual students in his or her charge.

The teacher will demonstrate knowledge of special educational techniques and adapted materials for working with the visually impaired students and students with additional challenges. These include but are not limited to providing appropriate instructional materials, using low vision aids and devices, communication devices, communication programs including American Sign Language, Braille curriculum and equipment for producing braille reading materials, daily living skills, orientation and mobility technique's appropriate for the classroom, social skills, functional vision assessment and curricula for enhancing vision skills, providing field trips and community instruction to correspond to the classroom curricula.

The teacher will continue his or her professional development through attendance at in service training provided by the school and through seeking additional training pertinent to the students in his or her care.

This would include obtaining Level II Certification under the supervision of the Program Coordinator.


Bachelor's Degree with PA certification in Music Education. Prior experience a a Music Teacher preferred.

Must have a current PA Teacher Certification.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Experience working with students with blindness/visual impairments and additional disabilities.

Must be certified in First Aid and CPR/AED. A valid driver's license is required.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
  • Requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, stooping, twisting, bending and reaching on a constant basis.
  • Able to lift a minimum 30 - 50 pounds; transfer and position students with physical disabilities; Participate in two (2) person lift.
  • Repetitive motion of the finger and hands for the computer keyboard, musical instruments and/or operating student's equipment.

Working Environment - Work is primarily indoors but some outdoor activities may be required.

Overbrook School for the Blind Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Overbrook School for the Blind (OSB) has, and will continue to follow, a policy of recruiting, employing, and promoting individuals best qualified for any position by reason of education, training, and experience without regard to race, color, ancestry, genetic information, familial or marital status, domestic or sexual violence victimization, ethnicity, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or non-job-related disability or the use of a guide or support animal because of blindness, deafness or physical disability. OSB shall not discriminate against an individual who has exercised his/her rights against discrimination in accordance with applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The Overbrook School for the Blind offers a competitive salary and benefits package reflective of the applicant's training and experience.

Interested applicants can apply via on-line:

  • Position Type:Part-time
  • Positions Available:1
Job Categories :Career Education > Music
Classroom Teacher > Music Education
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Overbrook School For The Blind is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Job Requirements

  • No experience required

Contact Information

  • Carol Havens-Dobbs
  • 6333 Malvern Avenue
  • Philadelphia,Pennsylvania 19151
  • Phone: 215-877-0313, X235
  • Email: click here

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