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Instrumental Music Teacher -Strings 2018-19

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Wichita Public Schools

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:


Position Specifics:


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Wichita Public Schools
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Inspiring future leaders and empowering each student with the 21st century skills and knowledge necessary for success drive "Team 259" toward greatness every day. Wichita Public Schools provides unparalleled opportunities for students - in the classroom; by participation in service and extra-curricular activities; because of extraordinary and safe school facilities; regardless of ability, language needs, background. WPS is the largest school district in Kansas, educating approximately 11 percent of all public school students in the state of Kansas, and more than half of all school-aged children in Sedgwick County. The district's 2015-16 enrollment of 51,133 students, and our traditional PreK-12 student enrollment is at its highest level in more than 10 years. We are proud of our award-winning schools, outstanding teachers and staff, accomplished students, and committed parents and volunteers. WPS serves students in 94 schools and special program locations, employing nearly 10,000 dedicated professionals. Thank you for your interest in the Wichita Public Schools. The links on this page are an excellent starting point to learn more about us and the community we serve!

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