Granite Youth Symphony Teacher

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Granite School District


Job Title Granite Youth Symphony and Introductory Band and Orchestra Camp Instrumental Music Teacher
Department/Location Curriculum & Instruction; Cottonwood High School
Supervisor Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Salary Schedule Teacher Salary Schedule (hourly)
Lane Placement A-G (based on qualifications)
Contract Length Hourly only
FLSA Classification Exempt
Special Designations Summer Hourly Position

If you have questions regarding this position please contact Gail Dawson at (385) 646-4620 or email

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodations.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, training, education, responsibilities, abilities; the machines, tools and equipment used; background; and any licenses or certifications required.  Regular attendance and timeliness is an essential job function to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the primary music instruction to instrumental participants in the Granite Youth Symphony as directed by Artistic Director of the Granite Youth Symphony and the Introductory Band and Orchestra Camp.  This position is responsible for creating a positive learning environment where students develop the skills to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, lifelong learners and productive citizens.
Teachers maintain a safe environment; establish rapport with students, parents and colleagues; motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for further education and do so in accordance with each student’s ability.
This position is for a part time, hourly position in a month-long summer music program.
Applicant will need availability during the month of May for preparation work, hours to be arranged, and June from 7:45am - 9:45am, M-F. Applicant also needs to be available for travel during July 1-4, 2022.

Essential Functions:
  • Provide primary music instruction as assigned by the Artistic Director.
  • Utilize effective teaching techniques in translating lesson plans into productive student learning experiences which best utilize the time available for instruction.
  • Utilize computers and other technological classroom support equipment in student instruction.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom through organization and appropriate discipline strategies.
  • Communicate and cooperate with other professional staff regarding the student’s personal growth.
  • Provide and maintain a safe and supportive environment in the classroom and on the school campus.
  • Participate in faculty meetings as required.
  • Administer appropriate student attendance policies and procedures.
  • Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, colleagues, and members of the community.
  • Understand and adhere to laws, district policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, school staff, district staff, and members of the community.
  • Demonstrate professional ethics as outlined by the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission.
  • Be a positive role model.

Non-Essential Functions:
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Works independently with little direct supervision.
  • Works as part of a team.
  • Accepts responsibility and is self-motivated.
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain a positive learning environment and handle classroom management issues in a calm manner.
  • Display effective multi-tasking and time management skills

Required Education and Qualifications:
  • Requires a current Utah Professional Educator License with an Elementary or Secondary license area of concentration and a Music (6-12) or Music (K-12) endorsement.

New program graduates who have not yet received their license must upload a conferral letter from their university program in lieu of their license to be considered for the position.  This letter must include the anticipated date of graduation and the specific areas in which the applicant will be licensed.

Assigned Decision Making
  • Not Applicable
Non-Supervisory Interaction
  • Interacts and collaborates with students, parents,  teachers, and other district employees.
Supervisory Responsibility
  • Not applicable
Budget Responsibility
  • Not applicable

Working Environment:
  • Work takes place in a typical school environment.
  • Supervision of students requires both indoor and outdoor responsibilities (e.g. recess duty, gymnasium activities, etc.) in all types of weather and air quality.

Physical Demands:
This list of essential and marginal functions and of physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented in accordance with the requirements of the job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and/or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, and crouch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel objects and must occasionally climb or balance.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

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Granite School District

2500 South State Street , Salt Lake City, UT 84115

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