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Vocal Music Teacher 23/24 SY

Company: Indianapolis Public Schools
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

This position may be eligible for a $8000 signing bonus for the 23/24 school year.

TITLE: Vocal Music Teacher

WHO WE ARE:Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) is a student-focused, innovative educational organization committed to academic excellence. Our mission is to empower and educate all students to think critically, creatively, and responsibly, to embrace diversity, and to pursue their dreams with a purpose. We are a family of excellent public schools in which every student has the opportunity to succeed and the power to create their own future.
Led by forward-thinking leadership and our commitment to prioritizing students, racial equity, and authentic engagement with our families, team members, and communities, our staff have diverse opportunities to develop their careers in a challenging but rewarding environment. We are an organization for people who are passionate about education and who are committed to the Indianapolis community.
SUMMARY OF OPPORTUNITY:We are looking for a vocal music teacher who will positively impact student success through the effective instruction of students in music theory, harmony, score and sight reading, composition, music appreciation, and through providing individual or group vocal lessons. The vocal music teacher will conduct group rehearsal, critique student performance, plan daily classroom lessons that support good musicianship, lead groups in concerts, community performances and festivals. In addition, the vocal music teacher will sing or play musical scales, tones, rhythms and vocal lines to effectively demonstrate to students. The vocal music teacher will meet with parents, demonstrate responsible classroom discipline and be a good steward of musical equipment, instruments and supplies. As a member of team IPS, you will receive excellent benefits, opportunities to grow within your role and the organization, and collaborative and supportive colleagues who put students first.
WHAT YOU'LL DO:The following outlines what your core duties and responsibilities will be for this position and provides a sample overview of what your day-to-day may look like.Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and plan daily lessons.
  • Monitor and evaluate student progress and provide appropriate reteaching and differentiation strategies.
  • Collaborate with district coaches and other content area teachers to develop curriculum that meets school, district and state standards.
  • Provide relevant and rigorous instruction in choral music techniques, performance technique, composition, sight reading, singing and music history.
  • Prepare and lead concerts, performances, festivals and community events.
  • Conduct rehearsals and prepare relevant repertoire for student performance.
  • Other duties as assigned
    "Day In the Life" Overview
    On a regular day, as the Vocal Music Teacher, you might:
    • Attend meetings, forums and community events within the arts community to plan events and strengthen partnerships between IPS and our arts partners.
    • Evaluate student progress to refine student skill development.
    • Rehearse with whole group or individual students on chosen performance repertoire.
    • Continue your own personal professional development to increase skill knowledge in content area.
    • Oversee ordering of music, method materials, performance equipment, wardrobe and supplies.
    • Develop materials and documents that support content area needs and district initiatives.
    • Meet with parents to discuss student behavior and progress.
      WHAT YOU'LL BRING: SKILLS AND MINDSETSAs an ideal candidate for this role, you will be able to achieve the following:
      • Rapport with students, families, staff, and community members through strong relationship building
      • Working knowledge of the Indiana Fine Arts Academic Standards in Music.
      • Clear written and verbal communication with a diverse staff and community
      • Effective analysis of student assessment data to drive instructional decisions
      • Familiarity with educational technology initiatives including online learning platforms,social media integration and any learning or organizational platform utilized by the IPS district.
        • Bachelor's Degree
        • Must Hold a Valid Indiana State Teacher's License in either vocal or general music OR must be eligible to secure an Indiana State Teacher's License via reciprocity, emergency or alternative pathways.
          PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual in this role will be expected to move around a classroom or building space, communicate regularly with students, families, staff and community members, and may be expected to transport materials up to approximately 30 pounds without assistance.
          EEOC STATEMENT:Indianapolis Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, will not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, homelessness or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations, or ordinances. Indianapolis Public Schools does not tolerate any form of retaliation or bias-based intimidation, threat, or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.
          DISCLAIMER:Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the above representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This job description is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive list of all essential functions and duties performed by the occupant of this position. Factors such as regular and punctual attendance are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function.

Keywords: Indianapolis Public Schools, Indianapolis , Vocal Music Teacher 23/24 SY, Education / Teaching , Indianapolis, Indiana

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