Elementary Music Teacher

Posted 3 years ago
Position Areas
Lead Teacher/Department Head


POSITION TITLE:   Elementary Music Teacher (Grades K-6)

REPORTS TO:        Principal

JOB GOAL:             

 To create a flexible education program and class environment that’s favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with pupils: to motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation in accordance with each pupil’s ability; to establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members.



 Under the supervision of the Building Principal, the Elementary Music Teacher is responsible for teaching music education to pupils in grades K-6, and assists the staff of the school in the improvement and appreciation of music instruction.


Helps pupils grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through a variety of planned music experiences which include singing, moving to music, playing of instruments and listening and performs other duties directly related to this job description.



 Teaches skills in music understanding/appreciation, harmony, explorations in music and choral music to elementary pupils.


Plans/executes a balanced music program and organizes class time so that preparation, rehearsal and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time.


Provides individual and small group instruction, in order, to adapt the music curriculum to the needs of each pupil. Encourages students to develop individual musical skills to the greatest extent possible.


Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of pupils.


Maintains care/responsibility for school-owned music, musical instruments and equipment to prevent loss or abuse. Makes minor adjustments and requests repairs to instruments as required.


Evaluates each pupil’s musical growth, performance, and musical understanding.


Assesses everyone’s contribution to the performance of the group.


Additional Related Duties/Responsibilities:


Selects appropriate music, books and instructional aids to enhance learning and requisitions musical instruments and instructional supplies as necessary.


Cooperation with Building Principal and staff in providing musical programs for school assemblies, open house, parent meetings and seasonal programs.


Follow and implement good classroom management practices.


Communicates with parents and school staff on individual student’s progress.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities. (Other duties may be assigned) 

Creates a classroom environment which is conducive to learning, developmentally appropriate, and promotes the interests of the students.


Evaluates pupil’s academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports and report cards as scheduled by the school district.


Identifies pupil needs and makes appropriate referrals and develops strategies for individual education plans.


Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.


Communicates regularly with parents outside of the normal classroom day by means of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.


Creates an environment for learning through current bulletin board displays, learning centers, and exhibits of student’s work.


Supervises student teacher if assigned and provides sound advice and suggestions to assist him or her into becoming a successful teacher.


Closely supervises pupils on playground.


Supervises pupils to and from cafeteria, auditorium, and in the hallways during the changing of classes.


Is knowledgeable of the district’s evaluation instrument and utilizes the descriptions and indicators in an attempt to become a district master teacher.


Attends staff development sessions as scheduled by the district’s central office staff.


LENGTH OF SCHOOL DAY: Teachers are expected to clock in at their respective schools on or before 7:30 a.m. each school day including the days they are assigned early duty.  Early duty reporting time is to be designated by the principal of each school in accordance with the need for student supervision.  It is expected that all teachers remain at their respective schools Monday through Friday until 3:30 p.m. unless the teacher has late duty and there is a need for supervision after 3:30 p.m. Teachers are expected to attend all scheduled professional development sessions.


Punctuality is expected. Teachers will be held to the District’s Tardy Policy.


Teachers must clock in and out at the appropriate scheduled times.


Teachers must obtain administrative permission to leave the building during the work day.


Teachers will not leave the campus for lunch.


Shall participate in all state testing in their buildings and will adhere to all guidelines and regulations as mandated by the state and district.


Teachers must adhere to the Mississippi Code of Ethics.


Teachers are to perform all essential duties and responsibilities, as well as other duties which may be assigned.



Supervises classroom, students, volunteers, and assistant teachers.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Dexterity and physical condition to maintain a rigorous work schedule and meet standards of physical and mental health. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Individuals must maintain a professional attitude and appearance.



Bachelor degree certified in teaching area.



Valid Mississippi Teaching certificate

125 Music (K-12) Performing Arts Endorsement


Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondences, and memos. Ability to use grammatically correct speech, which is clear and concise, both in oral and written communication. 



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inferences, averages, fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions presented in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in their respective field. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff, and school community.  Ability to perform duties in alignment with the Board of Education and state policies.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts.  The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, and the work output of other people.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed materials, and the ability to adjust focus. 



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Ability to work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations.

Ability to stand and circulate for extended periods of time.

Ability to see for purposes of reading music, correspondence, documents and printed matter and

observing students.

Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels.

Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand normal conversation.

Ability to bend, crouch, kneel to assist students pushing/pulling and lifting of musical equipment and

supplies, sitting in chairs and/or floor and reaching in all directions.

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Ability to carry up to 50 pounds.

Moderate to high stress level.



The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. Duties are performed indoor and occasionally outdoors.

Work is predominantly in multi-purpose room/classroom, school environment.

Temperature – normal climate.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:        Teachers are contracted for 187 days. Salary will be considerate of MDE salary scale and years of experience and work year to be established by the Board.


EVALUATIONS:  Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Certified Personnel.


Approved by: Board of Trustees, Greenwood Public Schools            Date 04/15/1997


Print Name: _____________________________________________


 Reviewed/Agreed to by:______________________________ Date  _____________


Revised: May 1, 2005

 Revised: September 8, 2016


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

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Teach Mississippi

359 North West Street , Jackson, MS 39201

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Threadgill Elementary

359 North West Street , Jackson, MS 39201