Teacher - Choir Director (Secondary Sites)
JOB TITLE: Choir Director
DEPARTMENT: Owasso Secondary Schools
REPORTS TO: Principal
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
CONTRACT STATUS: Full-time / Extra Duty
SALARY SCHEDULE: Certified / Extra Duty
APPROVED BY: Chris Barber
APPROVED DATE: 5/21/2021
SUMMARY: Assistant Choir Director is responsible for teaching an overview of musical elements and styles, vocal techniques and choral skills, and sight singing to the choir students, and for providing curricular and extracurricular opportunities for use of the learned skills in keeping with the District philosophies, procedures, policies and programs. Teamwork and vertical alignment is a hallmark of the Owasso Public Schools program. All employees of OPS are expected to act with integrity, support organizational goals, communicate in a clear and respectful manner, and champion the needs of our students and drive continuous improvement.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: These statements are intended to describe the responsibilities assigned to this position and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
Coordinates with the Director of Fine Arts, choral department head, and site principals to meet District curriculum goals and objectives.
Works with the Choir Department Head to ensure vertical alignment of curriculum.
Organizes the instruction of choral music classes based on the Oklahoma Academic Standards..
Organizes the choral music program for assigned buildings.
Plans competitive activities such as OSSAA and other regional contests.
Coordinates and schedules activities and concerts according to the school calendar.
Encourages respect for and enjoyment of public performance.
Stresses good sportsmanship in competition.
Assumes responsibility for administration of choral music funds.
Collaborates with the department head and Fine Arts office in budgeting and requisitioning supplies, as well as accounting for receipt and disbursement of funds.
Maintains accurate inventory record of equipment and uniforms.
Exemplifies citizenship, sportsmanship and professionalism in behavior and performance of duties.
Promotes community understanding through communication with parents and concern for students.
Remains current in the field of choral music education through professional organizations, professional literature, workshops and in-service programs.
Complies with the position description of the classroom teacher.
Performs other appropriate duties as assigned by the principals and the Director of Fine Arts.
Assists with special projects.
All other duties as assigned by the administrator.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
QUALIFICATION: 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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
Valid Oklahoma Teaching Certificate in Instrumental Music
EXTRA DUTY: In addition to the 180-day contract, will work additional hours as necessary on Extra Duty Contract.
Knowledge of overall operation of a vocal music program. Ability to manage budget. Knowledge of state and OSSAA policies governing choir and extracurricular activities. Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data. Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills. Be a willing collaborator and teammate. Strong presence in statewide and national music professional organizations. Ability to successfully lead choirs at performance contests and other arts events/experiences. Computer literate. Strong knowledge of rules, regulations, policies and laws applicable to education and special education. Ability to follow all district policies and procedures. Ability to work independently, displaying initiative and enthusiasm for the tasks being done. Demonstrating strong communication skills, orally and in writing, with faculty, staff, team members, and administrators. Ability to listen effectively. Ability to work without supervision, and work as a team player. Ability to document records accurately. Ability to manage confidential information in a manner that respects students, families, and employees.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret English language including common education and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, sit, and walk.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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 the essential functions.
Primarily inside working conditions; some exposure to environmental conditions during outside duty. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.