Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Teacher - Instrumental Music DEPARTMENT: Instructional
Excellence
WORK SALARY:
YEAR: Teacher Calendar Certified

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Create a flexible elementary and middle school instrumental music program and a class environment
favorable to learning and personal growth; establish effective rapport with pupils; motivate pupils to
develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation in accordance with each
pupil’s ability; establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor Degree
2. Arizona Elementary or Secondary Certification with Music Endorsement
3. Performance experience with instrumental teaching specialty

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by
the incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Demonstrate teaching skills and knowledge in the area of instrumental music, utilizing a course of
study adopted by the Governing Board and other appropriate learning activities.
2. Possess instructional skills in playing, listening to, reading, writing music and knowledge of
musical elements, expression, structure, and historical and cultural aspects of music.
3. Create an efficient environment that develops a positive attitude toward, awareness of, and
response to musical elements, conscious building of self-concept, and willingness to use
knowledge, to perform, and to explore and create musical ideas.
4. Develop an atmosphere of cooperation and discipline which reflects good citizenship.
5. Maintain accompaniment skills on piano; maintain at least a minimum proficiency level on each
instrument taught.
6. Maintain an inventory of equipment (updated annually); report needed repair and cooperate in fair
use of district materials and equipment.
7. Maintain grading records in accordance with district policy.
8. Participate with students in public performances, festivals and district-wide honor programs.
9. Participate in school and district meetings, committees and workshops as appropriate.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.

REPORTS TO: Principal, Fine Arts Coordinator and/or Executive Director of Instructional Excellence
EVALUATION: Teacher Evaluation
SUPERVISES: N/A

Date: Fall 2002
Revised: JANUARY 2017

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