The Village School has a tradition of having thoroughly professional teaching staff where colleagues support each other well. Staff characteristically go “the extra mile” on behalf of their students and each other. Unless otherwise directed, teachers at the Village School are directly responsible to their Division Heads and assigned Directors for the effective teaching and management of their classes.
The Fine Arts Department is seeking a High School Band Director to teach Concert Band, Marching Band and Jazz Band, as well as, a possible class on Music Appreciation or Music Theory and Composition to students in ensemble style classes. This position works with The Instrumental Instructors and Director of Fine Arts to ensure appropriate Band and Instrumental Pedagogy, with a continuation of scope and sequence and vertical articulation of the music curriculum. This is a Full Time position with Commensurate Pay, Benefits and Health Insurance, that carries with it the duties of teaching: High School Concert Band, Jazz Band and the Viking Athletic Bands (Marching and Winter Stand Band)
The High School Band Director is the primary instructional delivery person in the High School Bands Ensembles. Student achievement and growth are primarily dependent on the work and efforts of the teacher. The position is demanding, varied and complex. The teacher must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be well trained in content knowledge and teaching strategies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Band Director will perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties as necessary may be assigned.
Develop students’ technique for playing brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments and cover appropriate band literature styles for school and Competitive and Festival performances.
Develop students’ techniques for ensemble playing in the following ensemble situations: Marching Band (see Supplemental Job Description: Marching Band), Concert Band, and/or Jazz Band
Design and implement a wide variety of appropriate instructional activities, objectives, and dispositions and attributes of learning for students of varying abilities and talents.
Authentically assess and evaluate student achievement and adjust instruction accordingly.
Differentiate educational opportunities in order to teach a variety of vastly different skills on different instruments simultaneously.
Effectively manage large classes of students.
Inventory, organize and maintain a large inventory of equipment worth several hundred thousand dollars.
Organize and maintain a large inventory of instructional and pedagogical materials
Organize and maintain the music library while also planning and ordering newer materials for use in the ensembles.
Logistically plan for outside school (off campus) events for the Band's Program with help from the Director of Fine Arts and the Fine Arts Administrative Assistant.
Prepare and teach sectional materials for other Bands Programs according to the needs of the students and speciality of the Director
Plan and organize concerts and other public performances included within the this duty is
Prepare and produce concert programs
Prepare and organize logistics surrounding the arrangement of venue, transport equipment, transport of students and clean up (set up and strike)
Organize and supervise large groups of students
Supervise large groups of students in activities outside of school hours and off campus.
Other duties assigned as needed by the Director of Fine Arts or their designee
MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Marginal duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.
Serve on school committees and councils.
Be a Mandated Reporter, and complete the training thereof.
EDUCATOR STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
The educator standards of professional practice define expectations for educators in the School and have been adopted by Directors of Nord Anglia Education. The standards help frame a comprehensive definition of effective teaching. Educators holding a teaching position will strive to perform at the proficient level on each of
the following standards. Other duties may be assigned as necessary.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty at a premium level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Thorough knowledge of performance skills on all Woodwind, Brass and Percussion instruments. Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the area of Instrumental and Band music. Thorough knowledge of various traditional musical styles and genres.
Have a working (mechanical and structural) knowledge of all standard wind and percussion instruments.
Be able to demonstrate a working and pedagogical knowledge at least Marching, Concert and Jazz band literature, styles and genre specific skills.
Be able to do fundamental maintenance on all standard wind and percussion instruments.
Have a fundamental operational knowledge of audio recording equipment.
Have a fundamental operational knowledge of sound reinforcement equipment.
Have a fundamental knowledge of other specific music performance related technology.
Works well with others from diverse backgrounds. Focuses on solving
conflict; maintaining confidentiality; listening to others without interrupting; remain professional at all times; remaining open to others’ ideas and contributing to building a positive team spirit.
Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to effectively communicate with students, teachers, parents, members of the community and others including vendors, law enforcement and other agencies. Ability to exercise good judgment and work in an environment with constant interruptions. Willingness to coach.
Must hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree in Music (Music Education, Instrumental Education or Conducting) or TCP in Music Education
Preference will be given to those holding a valid Teaching License with the appropriate endorsement and authorization for the assignment, or, those with commensurate experience of more than 3 years in music education.
Preference will be given to those with completion of Levels I-III IB Certification in DP, MYP and/or PYP in Music, or IBO Examiners Certification
Licenses as determined by the Village School including, a valid Texas Driver License and ability to obtain a valid CPR/First Aid card.
Must pass a Background check, and maintain a “Safe School’s” PD, and registration for School Safety per Nord Anglia Education
Preference will be given to those with 3-5 year commensurate experience. Student teaching is not counted in teaching years.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Range: The National average Salary of a Band Director is $47,800 per year. The Salary Range for this position will be based on the National average with consideration made for relevant education and commensurate experience.
Stipends: There may be stipends paid for the additional hours for Festivals, Travel and hours beyond that of the norm expected in a Fine Arts and Performing Ensemble. Concerts, performances and events that are required in the normal structure of the Fine Arts Education will not receive additional compensation.