K-12 Music Teacher

Cascade School District Southwest / Boise Music Education Not Applicable Full Time Apply no later than 5/1/2024Posted 1M ago

About this job

SUMMARY:
Instructs music students. Schedules classes in each building, according to building and teacher schedule. Arranges and moves instruments, music stands, chairs and other equipment as needed. Assumes responsibility for recruiting students and developing a quality program.

REPORTS TO: Building Principal

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervises classroom, students, teaching assistants, and volunteers.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Valid Idaho Teaching Certificate endorsed in Music K-12 or willingness to obtain one through alternate route to certification.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other duties may be assigned.
• Maintain a positive and inclusive learning environment that encourages student engagement and creativity.
• Develop and implement music curriculum for students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade.
• Teach students about music theory, history, appreciation, and performance techniques.
• Meets and instructs assigned classes at the times designated.
• Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
• Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
• Collaborate with other teachers and school staff to integrate music into the overall music experience.
• Instructs Chorus and Specialty Groups (i.e. Bell Choir, band, or other student driven interest music groups).
• Assist students in developing their music abilities and talents.
• Provide individualized instruction and support to students with varying levels of music ability.
• Maintains inventory of instruments and equipment.
• Plans and facilitates material orders, instrument and equipment repair.
• Possesses ability to sing and play instruments, as needed. (such as piano and guitar)
• Organize and oversee music performances, concerts, and/or recitals.
• Schedules necessary music transportation.
• Communicates regularly with parents and caregivers about students’ progress and achievement in music.
• Possesses computer skills necessary for this position.

SKILLS and ABILITIES:
• Passion for music education and a commitment to fostering a love of music in students.
• Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, students, parents, and the general public.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
• Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on school objectives and the needs and abilities of students.
• Ability to work in a friendly manner and to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and parents.
• Ability to perform duties in accordance with Board of Education policies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will continuously stand, and occasionally walk and sit and talk or hear. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to push or lift up to 25lbs such as a musical instrument. The employee frequently will use manual dexterity and or finger dexterity while performing the duties of this position. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read music or handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will frequently drive while performing the duties of this job. The employee will hear conversations in a quiet and noisy environment and have the ability to tell where a sound is coming from.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
1. Idaho Career Ladder Salary based on education and experience.
2. Comprehensive benefit package.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, the physical demands and work environment described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Education required

Valid Idaho Teaching Certificate endorsed in Music K-12 or willingness to obtain one through alternate route to certification.

Experience required

Experience preferred, none required

Skills required

• Passion for music education and a commitment to fostering a love of music in students.
• Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, students, parents, and the general public.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
• Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on school objectives and the needs and abilities of students.
• Ability to work in a friendly manner and to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and parents.
• Ability to perform duties in accordance with Board of Education policies.

Benefits

1. Idaho Career Ladder Salary based on education and experience.
2. Comprehensive benefit package.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Cascade School District 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.