Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

TITLE: Teacher - Elementary Orchestra

JOB DESCRIPTION:

To introduce fifth graders to the sequential skills, content, and attitudes necessary to develop a musically
literate student body through exposure, and enrichment opportunities in music. To teach techniques of
instrumental music expression; to discover and develop talents of pupils in the field of music; to develop
knowledge and skills in listening to and reading music.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor Degree
2. Arizona Elementary or Secondary Certification with Music endorsement
3. Provisional SEI or full Bilingual or ESL endorsement

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:

- Teach foundations of playing a musical instrument (orchestra) to pupils. Teach fundamental
principles of music theory and musicianship skills.
- Plan a balanced music program, and organize daily class time so that preparation, rehearsal and
instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time.
- Provide individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of
each pupil and prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for individual student differences.
- Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior to provide on orderly, productive environment
during practice, group rehearsals, and music performances.
- Evaluate each pupil’s musical growth and performance, assessing each individual’s contribution
to the performance of the group.
- Plan, rehearse, and direct pupils in musical programs for school and community. Participate in
district-wide festivals, and honor programs. Cooperate with school administration in providing
programs for school productions, and civic functions.
- Utilize repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary, that are
appropriate for the ages and skill levels of pupils.
- Maintain an accurate inventory of district and school owned instruments, method books,
instrument parts and supplies. Control the storage and use of equipment and materials; make
minor repairs and request further repairs to instruments as required.
- Communicate with parents and school counselors on pupil progress.
- Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district,
and/or self-selected professional growth activities and collaborate with colleagues as necessary.
- Participate in school and district meetings, committees and workshops as appropriate.
- Apply knowledge of state and district policies and procedures.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

DEPARTMENT: Instructional Excellence

SALARY: Certified

WORK YEAR: Teacher Calendar

REPORTS TO: Principals at Assigned Schools, Fine Arts Coordinator

EVALUATION: Teacher Evaluation

SUPERVISES: Instructional Assistant(s) (if applicable)

DATE:

REVISED: April 2018

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