Elementary Music Teacher
This is an instructional position with responsibility for establishing music as a vital living experience in the life of each child. The teacher is expected to understand and demonstrate effective student instruction and assessment to maximize educational achievement for all students, and work collaboratively to ensure a working and learning climate for all students that is safe, secure and respectful. Implementing strategies to reach the multiple intelligence of students through creative lessons is required.
The music teacher’s essential duties and responsibilities are as follows:
Demonstrating an understanding and mastery of central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structure of the discipline(s) taught, effectively transmitting this knowledge to students, and making the subject matter meaningful to students. Demonstrating an understanding of and commitment to classical education and the vision, mission, and philosophy of the school, and consistently developing, fostering, and advancing these concepts in students. Planning a program that incorporates and teaches the Florida Standards. Guiding students to enjoy, appreciate and interpret music in his/her daily life. Encouraging and assisting students to acquire skills in music through a series of sequential experiences. Encouraging students to develop their own creativity by providing opportunities for creativity in each experience area. Encouraging and promoting the coordination of music with other subject areas in the curriculum. Determining the materials to be used in instruction and planning the best methods for presenting them. Assisting in planning, preparing, and presenting programs, field trips, and festivals for the school. Evaluating student performance in music. Planning in-depth experiences for special groups or individuals based on student needs. Assisting the head of school and staff in inventorying, organizing, ordering, and caring for music materials and equipment. Maintaining students’ grades. Developing and maintaining a climate and culture of openness, fairness, mutual respect, kindness, support, and inquiry. Listening and interacting effectively with students, parents, colleagues, leadership, and community members, respecting diverse perspectives. Demonstrating respect for students, colleagues, administrators, and parents. Modeling and reinforcing good judgment, prudence, virtue, self-discipline, and responsibility. Developing and implementing a strategic planning system including course, unit, and lesson plans. Providing students and parents with timely data for improvement in student achievement. Promoting independent and collaborative work ethic. Establishing and maintaining a safe and secure classroom environment. Managing student misconduct promptly and resolving conflict and crises effectively. Working effectively with school colleagues, parents, and the community to support students’ learning and well-being. Performing other related duties as required.