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Music Teacher

Company: The Academy Charter School
Location: Hempstead
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Job Description:

Position OverviewThe Academy Charter School Music Teacher understands and promotes the school?s mission, vision, objectives, and policies both within and outside the immediate school community. The Music Teacher will demonstrate the qualities expected of all academy teachers in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, classroom management, professional responsibilities, professional relationships, family involvement, and school community.Responsibilities & Duties Instructional Planning Understand and implement general music theories and practices, including vocal and instrumental music, basic note reading, and basic compositionPossess ability to play the recorder and piano/keyboardUnderstand processes and history of traditional instruments across a wide range of culturesDevelop cross-curricular units and intensives with teachers and integrate music into the general curriculumUse technology and multimedia tools to enhance and enrich the curriculumCommunicate knowledge of music history (American, European, and non-Western)Instructional Delivery Emphasize a process-based approach to music instructionUse technology tools for instruction, planning, and communicationEagerly learn new uses and applications of technology toolsEstablish, nurture and, manage student-directed classrooms in which students are working both independently and in groups, playing instruments, and using dance and movement to supplement and enhance the curriculumDevelop and use rubrics for instruction as well as assessmentUse consistent school-wide practices and a variety of individualized methods to engage students in the classroomStudent Assessment Provide ongoing and timely feedback to students on their progress towards meeting expectations and achieving goalsCompletes all reports in a timely mannerLearning Environment Create, and manage a responsive learning environment that enables students to feel safe, to be creative, and to develop to their full potentialEstablish, model, practice and reinforce age-appropriate rules and discipline using school approved procedures; create and consistently use individual behavioral management plans as neededEnsure smooth operation of all classroom instructional functions without exceptionStudent and Extracurricular Activities Plan and organize school and community music events, such as concertsCreate a sense of community and belonging for the students in their schoolEstablish connections and relationships among their students and the larger community that support the academic and social development of the student and contribute to achievement of overall school goalsStudent Support & School Culture Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families, colleagues and administratorsEstablish, involve, and assist students in the development, maintenance, and evaluation of portfoliosDevelop and use rubrics for evaluating student products and performancesOversee and assist with student arrival / dismissalWork closely with all members of school community modeling citizenship, collaboration and support of one anotherOther tasks as assigned by the AdministrationAcademic & certification qualificationsBachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferredNew York State Music Teacher CertificationWork experience & SkillsMinimum of 2 years of urban teaching experience requiredExperience working with at-risk student population in some capacity preferredEducational experience after college (fellowships, summer study, or graduate course work to pursue greater depth in a subject area, specific instructional methodology, curriculum development, special education, technology, etc.) preferredWorking knowledge and comfort level with instructional technologyStrong written, grammatical, presentation, and verbal communication skills

Keywords: The Academy Charter School, Hempstead , Music Teacher, Other , Hempstead, New York

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