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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3863945
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 29, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

Anticipated / Pending Budget Approval


Job Goal:
The Supervisor of Music is responsible to the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Instruction and Assessment, and supervises teachers of music. The supervisor’s goal is to provide each student in the district with varied opportunities to learn about and enjoy music experiences as a practitioner and/or as an appreciator. The Supervisor will also strive to provide instrumental and orchestral education to promote character development, positive citizenship and increased academic achievement.


Additionally, the Supervisor of Music will oversee and assist the leadership of El Sistema Somerville, which is an after school program that runs in partnership with Somerville Public Schools Music Department and supported by the City of Somerville, grants, and individual and corporate donors.


Somerville Public Schools strives to create an inclusive and racially affirming environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.


We welcome and value different perspectives and experiences in our staff, recognizing the powerful impact that a diverse workforce has on all students. We are committed to supporting educators through a strong induction and mentorship program, educator-driven professional development, and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

As a district, we are also committed to supporting the whole child by promoting a trusting, mutually respectful and inspiring culture that values the individuality of our students and the professionalism of the field.


•Assumes a limited teaching schedule.
•Makes classroom visitations and prepares written evaluative reports of observations to the principals.
•Takes the initiative in doing the necessary research to determine the needs for modification and updating the total program for all areas of the department.
•Advises on the specifications of music equipment and supplies.
•Confers with music teachers on the condition of any permanent property pertinent to the program and provides for the necessary repairs, maintenance or replacement.
•Supervises all district-wide concerts.
•Serves as consultant in music to staff members involved in dramatics and other activities requiring musical expressions.
•Recommends participation of pupils in music/band contests.
•Serves as curriculum resource person in the field.
•Leads the teachers of the department in the development and continuous improvement of the program offered by the department.
•Provides for the continuing review and improvement of existing curricula and the preparation of new curricula where needed.
•Ensures that the department is constantly apprised of research findings, field experiments and other school program services which augment the teaching and learning effort.
•Promotes the continuous evaluation of the department’s program in terms of its established purpose and goals.
•Conducts periodic meetings with departmental teachers to discuss and plan courses of study, methods of instruction, and to provide assistance to those teachers in other matters affecting pupil progress.
•Plans and conducts in-service education for program personnel and other staff members.
•Aids in the coordination and integration of the department's activities and offerings with those of other areas of the educational program.
•Assists in recruitment, screening, hiring, training, and assigning department personnel
•Orients new teachers to departmental policy and all other necessary details for the proper indoctrination of a new person within the department.
•Supervises substitutes and student teachers assigned to the department.
•Encourages teachers to seek further study and professional growth.
•Prepares and administers the department budget.
•Assumes responsibility for ordering, inventorying, and distributing of all departmental instructional materials.
•Maintains complete and accurate records of the program and prepares necessary district, state, and federal reports.
•Interprets program to staff, school committee, and general public.
•Plans suitable publicity for program.
•Attends relevant school, district, and professional meetings as necessary.
•Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as administration may from time to time assign.
•Responsible for hiring and evaluating the Director of El Sistema, serving on the community board, presenting candidates for election of the President, Treasurer and Secretary of the Community Board, attending bi-annual meetings of the El Sistema MA Consortium and maintaining positive relationships with all stakeholders in the program.
•Works in collaboration with Out of School Task Force (OST), Somerville Community Schools, El Sistema USA, MA Cultural Council and Longy/Bard School of Music.
•Performs other duties as assigned


•Current Massachusetts Educator’s License
•Possession of a graduate degree in music education, performance or a related music field.
•Teaching and administrative experience, preferably at the k12 level.
•Strong leadership skills.
•Loves to be in the center of a vibrant organization.
•Self-motivated and have a proven record of management in a school as well as music teaching and performance experience.
•Thorough knowledge of current and technological advances in the field.
•Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
•Extremely organized, very strong administrative skills, including the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and set and meet deadlines.
•Interest in working in a diverse workplace with a multicultural student body.

Position Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment


•Applications are only accepted online 


The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and 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.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Career Education > Music
    Classroom Teacher > Music Education
  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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