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Elementary Music Teacher

Company: Vancouver Public Schools
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Effective 2022-23 school year

Part time position

Posting Period: Open until filled

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Exempt

We appreciate your interest in employment with Vancouver Public Schools (VPS). All applications are considered and reviewed. The most qualified and competitive applicant(s) that possess directly related experience and expertise, training, and education may be invited to participate in the interview/selection process. As part of the selection process, the District conducts confidential reference checks to include former and present employers and also requires a criminal background investigation. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications received, not all applicants will receive an interview.

Rsums should include education, relevant experience (including current position), and skills which highlight the qualifications of the position to which a person is applying.

All district employees are encouraged to review their personnel file periodically to ensure that their file includes current and relevant documentation that supports their education, experience, training, etc., as it relates to qualifications described on job postings.


+ Valid Washington State teaching certificate appropriate for assignment

+ Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning; Master's preferred

+ Extensive background in both vocal and instrumental music

+ Highly skilled in vocal music to include music theory and composition, personal performance history as a soloist or group participant, and familiarity with instrumental music instruction

+ Successful teaching experience including instruction, student management, maintaining instrument and equipment inventory, music library and program organization is preferred

+ Successful teaching experience including standards-based instruction, formative and summative assessment, student management, and organization

+ Must have teaching expertise in a variety of instruments

+ Possess a thorough working knowledge of instrumental music literature and performance practices

+ Proficiency in the use and application of music technology

+ Ability to work cooperatively with students and their parents who are culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse

+ Advanced ability to use technology as an effective communication, planning and instructional tool

+ Willingness to participate in professional development courses aligned with the school and district initiatives

Essential Functions:

+ Provides instruction in general music, including Orff and Kodaly programs

+ Works collaboratively in a performing arts environment

+ Conducts and/or directs large and small ensembles

+ Demonstrates performance proficiency on a primary musical instrument

+ Works with students in extra-curricular settings

+ Coordinates events, tours, and fund-raising activities

+ Maintains effective classroom management within a positive learning environment

+ Works with classroom teachers and arts specialists to deliver integrated instruction

+ Demonstrates a vision that is progressive, innovative, and shows a commitment to excellence

+ Demonstrates a record of positive leadership including motivation, patience, high morale, esprit de corps, active listening, respect, and flexibility

+ Demonstrates commitment to excellence in productions and exhibitions and provides opportunities for performances of student work

+ Must have adequate personal transportation and be able to travel between schools

+ Communicates effectively with all stakeholders of the school community

+ Acitvely engage students in using technology in individual and collaborative learning activities

+ Works in a flexible and cooperative manner

+ Treats co-workers, supervisors, students, parents and others with dignity and respect at all times

+ Serves as a positive role model for students, and practices the behaviors that are expected of our students

+ Maintains regular and punctual attendance and hours of operation as set by the assigned building/location and the Comprehensive Professional Agreement to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position to achieve program requirements

+ Supervision of students

+ Other duties as assigned

Such alternatives to the above requirements and desirable qualifications may be made as the district finds appropriate and acceptable.

Keywords: Vancouver Public Schools, Vancouver , Elementary Music Teacher, Education / Teaching , Vancouver, Washington

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