Elementary Music: Districtwide (2022 - 2023)

Dallas Independent School District


Job Description
Description Position Functions/Purpose:To teach general music in an elementary school position.Major Responsibilities: Teach a sequential music curriculum as established by the Texas Education Agency in conjunction with the local district board policies and administrative regulations.Apply and enforce student discipline in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook.Coordinate all activities within the school pertaining to the elementary music program.Maintain an awareness of current instructional techniques, teaching strategies, district initiatives, music techniques and skills, and TEA requirements and recommendations.Attend required staff trainings and evidences a desire for continuous growth in the field of elementary music education.Work closely with other elementary/middle school music teachers and comprehensive classroom teachers to improve educational offerings to students.Work closely with community, educational, arts, and business organizations to promote the arts in the local community.Coordinate with the Director of Elementary Music with the music programs and projects throughout the district.Participate in local and state music organizations.Work closely with the local administration to ensure that the arts are a valuable and viable part of the school curriculum.Exhibit student accomplishments through concerts, competitions on the campus, district-wide, and inand community.Performs all other tasks and duties as assigned.All federally funded incumbents of this position must comply with time and effort reporting requirements through personnel activity reports or periodic certification, as appropriate.Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned and show written evidence of preparation as required.Conduct ongoing assessments of students achievement through formal and informal testing.Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this positionWORK ENVIRONMENT:The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Travel throughout the district is integral to this job. A remote working environment /alternate work arrangement is not an option for campus-based employees/campus-based positions because regular and punctual attendance at the worksite and performing all duties at the worksite are essential job duties for all campus-based personnel.QualificationsBachelor'sDegree from an accredited university; valid Texas teacher certificate withrequired endorsements for subject and subject level assigned.Demonstrated ability to sing in tune and have basic keyboard skills.Demonstrated knowledge of music technology software and the ability to perform basic computer skills.Demonstrated ability to exhibit patience when working with young children.Demonstrated ability to plan and organize a music classroom for maximum instructional effectiveness.Must have experience or desire to work in a diverse major metropolitan school district.Demonstrated ability to discuss music pedagogy, such as Kodaly and Orff and their impact on elementary musicDemonstrated flexibility to cope with the challenges of a rapidly changing worldDemonstrated willingness to remain current with the latest developments in the professionPhysical 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 will be made if necessary: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand/move around the room, use hands tohandle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to carry or move materials weighing up to 25 pounds. Must be able to maintain emotional control under stress. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
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