2023-2024 Special Area Teacher- Music
The job of Music Teacher is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the educational process with
specific responsibilities for developing students' music appreciation and skills; supervising students within
the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering group an individual
student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other
professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding
to a wide range of inquiries from students' parents or guardians regarding instructional program and student
This job reports to Assigned Administrator
Administers tests and learning assessments (e.g. standardized testing and individual testing, etc.) for the
purpose of ensuring adequate and assessment in accordance with District testing programs.
Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating
expectations and student's achievements, developing methods for improvement, and reinforcing
classroom goals in the home environment.
Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and goals for the purpose of improving
musical performance and skills, problem solving techniques and a variety of personal issues.
Circulates througout the classroom for the purpose of monitoring student progress/performance.
Collaborates with other elementary instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of
community resources (e.g. committee meetings, departmental meetings, etc.) for the purpose of
improving the overall quality of student outcomes, ensuring effective parental communication, and
achieving established classroom objectives in support of the student achievement.
Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and subject specific assignments for the purpose
of providing an effective program that addressing individual student requirements.
Develops elementary public-school curriculum and lesson plans focusing on all content (e.g. lesson
plans that meet state required standards and create a foundation for General Education learning goals,
etc.) for the purpose of ensuring student learning.
Develops balanced music instructional program (e.g. vocal and instrumental techniques, history and
cultural components of music, instrumental and vocal musical opportunities for learning, etc.) for the
purpose of ensuring student music achievement and learning.
Directs student teachers, paraprofessionals, volunteers and/or student workers for the purpose of
providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.
Instructs students (e.g. voice and instrumentation, etc.) for the purpose of improving their music
appreciation and musical skills (e.g. voice and instrumentation).
Maintains musical instruments, equipment and supplies for the purpose of ensuring availability of
Manages student behavior (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, school transportation, etc.) for the
purpose of ensuring conformance with school standards and District policies, providing a safe and
optimal learning environment.
Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, school
transportation, small group activities, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning
environment demonstrating best practices.
Oversees additional instructional programs (e.g. after school processes, summer school program, etc.)
for the purpose of managing scheduled student learning programs.
Participates in professional development and a variety of meetings (e.g. subject matter committee,
department meetings, meetings with Governing Board, etc.) for the purpose of learning of current
developments in the educational field.
Plans concerts and recitals for the purpose of providing student performance opportunities, in accordance
with District schedule.
Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of
documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
Reports incidents (e.g. suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of
maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to
Education Code and school policies.
Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the
purpose of resolving issues, providing information and direction.
Teaches students (e.g. principles of responsible citizenship and other core subjects specified in
applicable laws, and District regulations and procedures, daily classroom learning activities, textbooks
homework, etc.) for the purpose of improving student learning through a defined course of study.
Teaches skills in music (e.g. music appreciation, harmony, individual music exploration, group music in
chorus, choir, band, orchestra, etc.) for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses
individual student learning.
Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature (e.g. traditional and contemporary, etc.) for the purpose of
ensuring a variety of student learning for various ages and skill levels.
Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective
functioning of the work unit.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in
order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the
functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using
pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read
technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to
define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the
functions of the job include: appropriate codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; age appropriate activities; lesson
plan requirements; stages of child development; and behavioral management strategies.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-
related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing
defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work
with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment.
Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires
independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based
competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining
constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and
patience; and working flexible hours.
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing
other persons within a small work unit; tracking budget expenditures. Utilization of resources from other work units is
often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:
occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling,
crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 40% walking,
and 40% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free
Experience: Job related experience is required.
Education: Bachelors degree in job-related area.
Equivalency: Enrollment in Educator Prep Program with Alternative Teaching Certificate.
Required Testing: Certificates and Licenses
Arizona Music Teaching Credential
Valid Driver’s License & Evidence of Insurability
Continuing Educ. / Training: Clearances
Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses Criminal Background Clearance/Fingerprint Clearance
FLSA Status Approval Date Salary Grade
Exempt Governing Board Approved
Certified Salary Placement
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