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Instrumental Music Teacher -Strings 2018-19

Wichita, KS

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Instrumental Music Teacher -Strings (2018-19)
JobID: 14070
Position Type:
Middle School Teaching/
Music - Orchestra
Date Posted:
Brooks Tech/Arts Middle Magnet
Job Title:
Secondary School Teacher- Instrumental Music
Position Function:
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to develop students' understanding, appreciation of the art of music, including listening a wide range of musical genre, periods and styles. To identify, promote and develop each student's talents in instrumental musical expression.
Essential Performance Responsibilities:
Develops and administers music education curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives
Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning
Develops balanced music program and lessons to organize class time so that students have adequate time for preparation, rehearsal, and instruction
Conducts ongoing assessment of student musical learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed
Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, as appropriate
Plans, coordinates rehearsals for, and directs students in musical programs and performances outside the classroom
Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research
Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws
Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents
Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to ensure a productive learning atmosphere during practice, rehearsal and performances
Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees
Selects and requisitions appropriate music supplies and instrumental equipment, maintains inventory records, and ensures equipment is in good working order
Additional Duties:
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Physical and Mental Demands:
Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations
Must be able to stand for long periods of time, bend, twist balance, stoop, climb steps, reach overhead, lift up to 20 pounds
Must be able to use basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with USD 259’s guidelines for equipment use.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles
Knowledge of English grammar, word usage, word denotations and connotations, spelling, literature and other content areas taught
Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students
Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed
Ability to organize and coordinate work
Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work
Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors
Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks
Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy
Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues
Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service
Employee Punctuality and Appearance:
In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave
Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator
All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of USD 259 and is appropriate for their position
Qualification Profile:
Kansas State Certification as a Music Teacher
Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment
FSLA Status:
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