Music Teacher @ Crossroads Charter Schools

Posted 2 years ago

Job Description: Music Teacher (Instrumental and Vocal, Middle/High School)

Direct Supervisor: Principal, or designee

School Summary:

At Crossroads Charter Schools, we…

  • Understand the significant difference between equity and equality. Every student deserves to receive what he/she needs to succeed (equity), not that every student receives the same amount of resources, instruction, attention, etc. (equality).
  • Develop school environments where all students are actively and meaningfully engaged in rigorous instruction and authentic learning tasks.
  • Interrupt the “school to prison pipeline” – policies and practices that are directly and indirectly pushing the most at risk students out of school and on a pathway to the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
  • Engage families as partners in meaningful ways.
  • Build the capacity of diverse teams that are more reflective of our students.
  • Nurture an open, collaborative, and trusting environment because the work is enormous, deeply personal, emotional and often difficult.
  • Engage in on-going job embedded professional development through co-teaching and co-planning

Position Summary:

The primary responsibilities are to implement a vocal and instrumental music program for the school.

The teacher must be a hardworking, goal-oriented and enthusiastic professional with a growth mind-set, excellent subject knowledge and a sound understanding of the Missouri Learning Standards. The teacher is a motivated individual with a keen interest in encouraging and inspiring students to love learning and excel academically, artistically, and socially.   The teacher collaborates with staff to co-plan, co-deliver, and individualize instruction for all students in a class; work together creatively to accommodate special needs, diversity and educational backgrounds of the students; and overcome instructional challenges constructively.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Establish weekly objectives based on the Missouri Learning Standards.
  • Coordinate school performances, arts related learning expeditions, and partnerships with arts organizations.
  • Direct instrumental performers, such as marching band, orchestra, concert band, soloists, and ensembles.
  • Establish performance requirements, enforce academic requirements, and verify student eligibility.
  • Provide for band participation at extracurricular events, including concerts, sporting events, pep rallies, parades, etc.
  • Oversee process of cleaning, repairing, and storing all equipment.
  • Obtain and use evaluative findings (including student achievement data) to determine program effectiveness and ensure that program renewal is continuous and responds to student needs.
  • Collaborate with grade level teams on interdisciplinary plan units of study.
  • Maintain a clean and organized classroom.
  • Use discipline model of BIST to maintain a positive, encouraging learning environment.
  • Implement instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
  • Maintain effective and efficient record keeping procedures and uses data to drive instruction.
  • Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis.  
  • Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community.
  • Assumes responsibility for meeting his/her course and school-wide student performance goals.
  • Demonstrates gains in student performance.
  • Participates in training and professional development
  • Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating, etc.
  • Act in a professional and ethical manner at all times and comply with school policies, procedures, and expectations.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established as part of the annual performance planning process or as the result of organizational planning.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in field of music education
  • Valid Missouri teaching certificate
  • Minimum 3 years of teaching experience preferred
  • Desire to continue professional development
  • Excellent organization skills and an ability to coordinate multiple tasks and activities
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and an ability to keep multiple stakeholder groups, including parents, teachers, staff, volunteers and partners, informed of critical issues, activities and schedules.  
  • An ability and enthusiasm for promoting the school and its mission to a broad and diverse group of people.
  • Excellent work ethic, positive attitude, flexibility and willingness to perform tasks assigned
  • Demonstrates ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students and teachers in school environment and community.
  • Must pass extensive background check and drug screening.

Key Working Relationships in Addition to Supervisor:

Teachers, Students, Parents, Volunteers, Office Staff, Support Staff, Assistant Principal, Chief Academic Officer, Executive Director

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