POSITION SUMMARY / JOB GOALS: The primary responsibility of the Orchestra Director/Educator is to teach Strings, String ensembles, and Symphonic Orchestra with Musical Concept education, 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 Orchestral and Stringed Instrument 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 Orchestra, Middle School Orchestra, Beginning Strings and Intermediate Strings
EXPERIENCE / KNOWLEDGE:
Demonstrated compassion and kindness towards students, families and staff
Identify gaps in process-making skills and then teach to the skill areas to address these gaps
Knowledge of the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) in Theatre Education
Experience teaching Inquiry Based Ensemble Classes to large and small groups utilizing differentiation using multiple tiered instruction for all levels
Experience creating and implementing a strengths-based arts curriculum for students
that provides opportunities for success through modifications and accommodations.
Experience collaborating with other teachers and team members to integrate the arts
across the curricula
Experience producing concerts and performances across grade levels
Experienced in multiple classroom management pedagogies and strategies
Well-organized and able to create classroom environment supportive of learning and
Educational colleague a collaborative style who values a community of highly-engaged team members
Embodies servant leadership
Detail oriented and well organized
Collaborative, team-player, does not make decisions in isolation
Strong EQ, calm and mature presence; fair but firm
Energetic, self-starter who closes feedback loops
Acts with integrity and builds a culture of trust
REPORTS TO / EVALUATED BY: Fine Arts Director in collaboration with the Coordinator of Music
DIRECT REPORTS: none
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
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: Orchestra, Strings and String Ensembles
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 Orchestral Program with help from the Director of Fine Arts and the Fine Arts Administrative Assistant.
Prepare and teach sectional materials for other Orchestral 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
VILLAGE BELIEVES THAT EFFECTIVE EMPLOYEES ARE:
Accountable - Establishes a high performing culture and accepts accountability for organizational performance.
Strategic - Leads opportunity and is committed to continuous improvement aligned with the organizational vision and direction.
Collaborative - Works collaboratively with others to achieve organizational outcomes
Entrepreneurial - Creates organizational value for diverse stakeholders and achieves commercial success.
Enabling - Drives excellence through valuing and developing others
Agile - Achieves personal and organizational success within a changing, dynamic and complex environment
Resilient - Demonstrates personal resilience within a demanding environment of high expectations
Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the employee or Village to only the work identified. It is the expectation of the School that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our organization.
QUALIFICATIONS / TRAINING:
Must hold a minimum of an Bachelor’s Degree in Music with speciality in Orchestral Conducting or Music Education with Orchestral endorsement (prefered)
Preference will be given to those holding a valid Texas Teaching License (TEKS - Certification), or MME, with the appropriate Certification endorsement and authorization for the assignment, or commensurate experience of more than 3 years in music education.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience, certification and degree