Aug 26, 2022

Choral/Music Teacher - THMS (2022-2023 School Year)

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Full-time Education

Job Description

HARRISONBURG CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position:

Choral Music Teacher, Middle School

Reports to:

Principal, Middle School

Contract:

200 Days

Salary Scale:

Teacher

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Revised:

9/2010, 4/2022

POSITION SUMMARY:

The choral music educator is responsible for teaching choral music education to pupils in

Grades 6-8 using state and national standards as a basis for a creative curriculum. This educator ensures that students engage in enjoyment, appreciation, understanding, creation, and performance of music through a variety of planned experiences which include singing, listening, movement, creating, performing, responding and connecting to and through music. In addition, this educator performs other duties directly related to this job description as defined and in conjunction with the building principal and curriculum specialist and leads the staff of the school in the improvement and appreciation of music for the school community.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Possesses or qualify for a Virginia Collegiate Professional license with specific endorsement in the area to which assigned.
  2. Possesses outstanding knowledge and skill in the assigned instructional area and demonstrates enthusiasm for teaching and the learning process.
  3. Demonstrates knowledge of instructional strategies and skills related to scientifically-based research and its implementation.
  4. Proficiency in public speaking and written communication to express and/or exchange ideas.
  5. Emotionally mature, objective and sensitive to people and their concerns. Able to handle responsibility, work independently, and maintain collaborative working relationships with students, families, administration, staff, co-workers and community agencies.
  6. Experience working directly with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  7. Experience working with diverse learning needs and with children that may benefit from alternative learning models is preferred.
  8. Familiarity with racial equity and inclusion frameworks.
  9. Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities. Respects the worth, dignity and individual differences of others.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Teaches skills in music performance, understanding/appreciation, creation, and exploration in music to students in grades 6-8 in alignment with state and national standards.
  2. Plans/executes a balanced music program and organizes class time so that preparation, rehearsal and instruction can be accomplished.
  3. Provides individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the music curriculum to the needs of each student. Encourages students to develop individual musical skills to the greatest extent possible through local, district, and statewide organizations and experiences.
  4. Utilizes diverse repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary, that are appropriate for the ages, cultures, skill levels, and interest of all students.
  5. Maintains care/responsibility for school-owned music and musical equipment to minimize loss

or damage.
  1. Evaluates each student's musical growth, performance, and musical understanding. Assesses each individual's contribution to the performance of the group.
  2. Engages with elementary, middle and high school music educators to ensure a comprehensive K-12 music education for all students.
  3. Selects appropriate curriculum through music, books and instructional aids to enhance learning and requisitions for instructional supplies as necessary.
  4. Cooperation with building principal and staff in providing musical programs for the school and community. Examples include but are not limited to school assemblies, open house, parent meetings, and evening concert programs.
  5. Communicates with parents, students, and school staff on individual student's progress.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Light work, lifting up to 25 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds frequently. Regular travel throughout the school and effectively interact with students, staff, and community members. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; and subject to inside and outside environmental conditions. Regular contact with staff members is required. Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

EVALUATION:

Performance will be evaluated in accordance with school board policy and administrative regulations on the evaluation of licensed personnel.

The above is intended to describe the essential functions of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities and requirements of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and meet the demands of this position.

  • Position Type:Full-time
  • Positions Available:1
Job Categories :Career Education > Music
Classroom Teacher > Music Education
Classroom Teacher > Music: Chorus
Equal Opportunity Employer

Harrisonburg City Public Schools 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

  • Yeevonne Connolly
  • One Court Square
  • Harrisonburg ,Virginia 22801
  • Phone: 540-434-9916
  • Email: click here

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