Hermiston School District ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2901459
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 5, 2018

Job Description

Full-time, Music teacher, grades 6-8 at Armand Larive Middle School.  The successful candidate will be properly licensed, and have the ability to teach Band & Choir.  Position begin August 2018.

About the School:
Armand Larive Middle School is one of two 6-8 middle school in the Hermiston School District and serves a population of ~790 students with over 55 dedicated teachers and support staff members.  The principal is supported by an assistant principal and school counselor.

Both middle schools are well known for setting high academic standards for their students.  With a focus on school-wide literacy and comprehensive after-school opportunities such as drama, robotics, chess, color guard, marching band, and co-curricular activities, middle school students in Hermiston stay engaged. 


About the District:

The Hermiston School District is the largest district in eastern Oregon, exceeding 5,600 students, and continues to experience steady enrollment growth. It serves students in grades kindergarten through 12 with a broad range of programs from foundational learning skills to comprehensive vocational programs to an exhaustive array of post-secondary college credit bearing opportunities.  The school district includes a 9-12 senior high school, two 6-8 middle schools, five K-5 elementary schools, an alternative school, and a robust online learning program option for students and families.


Support for the school district has been strong from the community. In 2001 voters approved a $39 million building program which included the remodel of the high school, an additional elementary school, and various district-wide renovations. The voters also approved a $69.9 million bond in 2008 which served to replace Armand Larive Middle School, West Park Elementary, and Sunset Elementary.


The District employs over 550 full time staff that includes approximately 320 teachers and over 230 classified, support, and supervisory personnel, making it one of the largest employers in the city of Hermiston. A nationally-recognized community that embraces its diversity, the district serves some 28,000 residents, where one-third of the population is Hispanic.


The school district prides itself on the academic achievement of its students, successful athletic programs, nationally-recognized club and activity organizations, and its exhaustive list of academic and elective opportunities available to students. The District’s partnership with community organizations has been central to its continued success, highlighted by support groups who have provided nearly a half a million dollars to assist students and programs through such venues as the Hermiston Sports Booster Club, Hermiston Education Foundation, Band Boosters, FFA Alumni, and the community sponsorship of the student homebuilding program, to name a few.


Hermiston School District has a comprehensive and vibrant Vision 2025 plan, which outlines the direction for the District.  HSD provides quality professional development for staff in a variety of areas, including constructing meaning, common formative assessments, research-based literacy strategies and Professional Learning Communities (PLC's).  These components, along with an emphasis on small class sizes, cutting edge technology, and comprehensive curriculum support, make Hermiston school District a great place to work.

About the Community:

The city of Hermiston is a vibrant and growing community of approximately 18,000 residents located at the crossroads of the Pacific Northwest, situated near the intersection of I-84 and I-82, just minutes from a Columbia River port and 30 minutes from the Tri-Cities in Washington.  Hermiston and the entire Umatilla County area have excellent potential for growth in commercial, industrial, agricultural, as well as residential development.  Hermiston boasts over 100 acres for community use, volleyball courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, children's play areas, barbeque and picnic areas and more.  Located within 10 minutes of downtown Hermiston, both Umatilla and Echo have challenging golf courses.  The Columbia River offers tournament level fishing, as well as many water sports including swimming, wind surfing, and boating.  Other fishing waters include the Umatilla River, Cold Springs Reservoir and many ponds.  Nearby is Hat Rock State Park, and the Blue Mountains are within an hour drive, affording a wide variety of fishing, hunting and camping activities.  In the winter, the mountains are home to excellent snow skiing, tubing, snowmobiling and sledding.     


Salary and Benefits:
The Hermiston School District offers an extremely competitive salary and benefits package which includes PERS retirement employer-paid pick-up, tuition reimbursement, and a comprehensive health and benefits package.  Salary listed is based upon a 192 day contract which includes 3 paid holidays.  The middle school music teacher receives an additional stipend for time preparing and conducting music concerts along with other related activities that occur outside of the normal 8 hour workday.


Application Requirements:

The applicant must supply the following items online through Recruit & Hire :

  • Online Application form
  • Cover Letter
  • Professional Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation (encouraged, but optional)

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure his/her application is complete.  Only complete applications will be considered.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Career Education > Music
    Classroom Teacher > Music Education
    Classroom Teacher > Music: Instrumental
  • Contact Information

    • Donna Thomas
    • 502 W Standard Avenue
    • Hermiston, Oregon 97838

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