Orchestra Teacher - 24/25 SY

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DEFINITION: The teacher will implement into daily student instruction appropriate educational curriculum based on the Arizona Career and College Readiness Standards (AZCCRS) and BEST Framework. The teacher will create and maintain an educational atmosphere that encourages effective student learning and supports school and district programs and goals. The teacher should demonstrate appropriate musical skills in singing, playing keyboard/ recorder/ guitar and movement. This person will be expected to adhere to BEST Professional Domains and Standards for Licensed Employees and report directly to the school site administrator.   

REPORTS TO: Principal and assigned supervisor
(As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class).
Administer appropriate district curriculum which is aligned with the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards (AZCCRS).
Create and maintain a positive and orderly learning condition in the music environment.
Develop and implement the Components of an Effective Lesson for instruction.
Incorporate each of the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards (AZCCRS) into the music and performing arts instruction, when appropriate, to reinforce the schools’ responsibility to ensure that all students meet and exceed all of the Standards.
Coordinate instruction with other teachers of the school.
Communicate regularly and assist classroom teachers with integrating music and the performing arts into the instructional program.
Review periodically the performing arts curriculum for the district and recommend modifications when appropriate so that the curriculum serves as a framework for planning sequential instruction to address the AZCCRS and the developmental needs of the students.
Provide and supervise opportunities for students to demonstrate individually and in ensembles or large groups the skills and talents developed in the music program, bringing pride of accomplishment to students and to the school. These opportunities in music may occasionally be outside of the normal work day for teacher, including evenings and weekends.
Serve as accompanist for school and class programs if proficient on the piano.  
Ability to work professionally with administrators, staff, parents and community.
Maintain an inventory and proper working order on all musical instruments and musical scores.  
Ensure developmentally appropriate skills and activities are implemented.
Engage the learners in differentiated learning experiences for the range of skill levels and developmental needs found in the classroom, when appropriated, managing multiple instructional activities simultaneously.
Provide and effectively organize a variety of materials, equipment, media, and community resources to support the instructional program, using school approved procedures.
Organize and supervise approved field trips to enhance classroom learning.
Monitor the pacing of instruction and budget class time efficiently by providing clear directions, outlining expectations, and effectively bringing closure to instructional experiences.
Submit lesson plans in the approved format to the Principal or designated supervisor as required and requested.
Effective presentation skills when employing direct instruction, including appropriate vocabulary.
Provide a nurturing, supportive, and positive classroom that encourages student responsibility, using motivation, clear classroom routines, challenging instructional strategies and effective classroom management techniques.
Must be able to perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Principal.

Knowledge of District policies and procedures
Knowledge of the learning process towards achievement of curriculum goals.
Must be able to provide instruction in an elementary music setting with appropriate musical skills for singing, playing, and conducting and musical literature necessary for the implement of the SUSD methodologies.
Ability to work cooperatively with students, parents, peers, administration and community members.
Ability to provide instructional techniques and strategies aligned with instructional objectives in order to meet the needs of all students.
Skill in following oral and written instructions for all lessons, units and projects.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other faculty and staff.
Maintain and improve professional competence.
Work is performed in an indoor environment. Work requires frequent sitting, standing, bending, repetitive motion, vision to monitor and lifting up to 25 pounds.
Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s preferred
A valid Arizona Reciprocal, Provisional or Standard Elementary K-8 teaching certificate.
Music endorsement.
A valid IVP Clearance Card

Salary:  Refer to the Certified Salary Guide         FTE: 1.0         Days in Contract: 211           Start Date: 2024/2025 School Year 

Application Procedure:
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Sunnyside USD 12

2238 E. Ginter Road , Tucson, AZ 85706

At the following locations

Challenger Middle School

101 East Elvira Road , Tucson, AZ 85756