GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct and manage the overall program of instrumental music for the middle and high schools. Provide students with an opportunity to participate in extracurricular band activities and ensure compliance with all state and district requirements. Plan activities to achieve district, region, and state recognition.
REPORTS TO: Principal
SALARY: Commensurate with ability and experience
- Hold or be eligible for a Virginia teaching license with an endorsement in Music: Instrumental PreK-12
- Have excellent oral and written communication, time management and organizational skills
- Demonstrate leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary to work effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators and colleagues.
- Direct middle and high school instrumental performers, such as marching band, concert band, and ensembles.
- Develop and implement plans for instrumental music program in accordance with district guidelines.
- Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
- Supervises all students participating in the music program during all times of involvement.
- Establish performance requirements, enforce academic requirements, and verify each student’s eligibility to participate in band.
- Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
- Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
- Provide for band participation at extracurricular events, including concerts, football games, pep rallies, parades, and other community activities.
- Cooperates with the school administration in providing music programs for school productions, graduation ceremonies, and as appropriate, civic functions that enhance the students’ performing experience.
- Oversees scheduling and other arrangements for the rehearsals and concerts in cooperation with the building administration.
- Orders all supplies and materials necessary for band-related activities in accordance with established district procedures and budget allocations.
- Controls the storage and use of school-owned equipment and materials; makes minor adjustments and requests repairs to instruments as required.
- Arrange transportation, lodging, and meals for out-of-town events.
- Cooperates and shares professionally with other members of the staff.
- Strives to establish cooperative relations and makes a reasonable effort to communicate with parents and community residents as appropriate.
- Promotes awareness about the band program through communications with the principal and other relevant audiences.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the building administration.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles as it relates to music.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
- Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
Successful prior teaching experiences as a band director preferred.
FLSA Status: Exempt