Elementary General Music Pool - Starts 2022-23 School Year

Posted 24 days ago
Position Areas
Business Education


General Classroom Music Elementary

Instructs classes in elementary classroom music so that students develop skills in singing, listening, and music fundamentals, and participate with enthusiasm and enjoyment.

Review of materials will begin immediately.
Positions will remain open until filled.

Salem-Keizer Public Schools (Salem, OR) seeks outstanding and enthusiastic elementary music teachers to join our team of other talented, committed, and collaborative teachers. We have several positions available, ranging from full-time to part-time. 

Responsibilities: Provide artistic and instructional leadership in the compulsory K-5 music program and elective elementary choir  including programming and pedagogy relevant to their development. Align instruction to all local and state curricular guidelines and monitor and record progress and achievement for all students.

Preferred qualifications: Excellent musicianship skills, aural skills, and vocal model. Competency in one or more common accompanimental instruments, e.g. keyboards, guitar.. Knowledge of, and deep practice in, a common general music practice (Orff Schulwerk, Kodaly, Gordon, etc.), Knowledge of supplementary methods and techniques relevant to systematic development of student musicians. Knowledge of repertoire and practices relevant to children’s choir. Demonstrated ability in working with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds and languages or a willingness to learn. A belief in, and commitment to, the potential and development for all students. An understanding and belief in the importance of strong family communication. Evidence of excellent communication, organizational and managerial skills commensurate with running an active and diverse program. 

About Salem-Keizer Public Schools: SKPS is Oregon’s second largest district, home to sixty-five schools and approximately forty thousand students. Seventy percent of the students are considered economically disadvantaged and seventeen percent are considered to be English language learners. The Salem-Keizer music program is staffed by nearly one hundred skilled pedagogues and offers comprehensive music education including K-5 compulsory general music and elective instruction in orchestra, choir, and band beginning in late elementary. Additional programs in contemporary music and recording arts are available at select schools. Collectively, the SKPS music programs have earned more state championship titles than all other districts combined, and the community places a high value on quality music experiences for their children. It has been recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) as a top community for music education several times, most recently in 2022. More information may be found on our website. 

About Salem, Oregon: Salem is the capital of Oregon, in the heart of the Willamette Valley, in the northwest quadrant of the state. It, along with nearby Keizer, is home to over 200,000 residents and offers a vibrant downtown, amenities, and natural spaces surrounding the Willamette River and throughout the region. It is within one-hour’s drive to Oregon’s largest city, Portland, and is under two hours to the famed Oregon coast.

Additional materials: In addition to the required materials, please submit: 1) a link to a private channel (YouTube, Vimeo, other) containing video examples of your work in performance, either as a performer or as a conductor, or both and, if possible, of instruction; 2) a one-page Statement on Equitable Practice in the Classroom.

Additional questions may be directed to:
Stephen Lytle, DMA                            
Coordinator, Music and Drama                
Salem-Keizer Public Schools                

Type: Licensed 
FTE: .5 - 1.0
Status: Permanent 
Salary is prorated based on FTE: $43,501 - $85,620 & Differential may vary (Salary is based on the 2021-22 range and is subject to change)
Application Procedure: Apply online
We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application.  Preference will be given to those applicants with work or lived experience with culturally, linguistically and racially diverse communities.
Salem-Keizer School District is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

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Salem-Keizer Public Schools

2450 Lancaster Drive NE , Salem, OR 97305

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2450 LANCASTER DR. NE , Salem, OR 97305