DISTRICT MUSIC TEACHER

North Adams Public Schools - Multiple Locations

North Adams Public Schools

North Adams, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3936524
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2022
  • Re-posted : June 28, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description

The successful candidate will work across the 4 schools in the North Adams Public Schools district (3 elementary and 1 high school) in support of music instruction. This position is a NATA contracted position. Salary is determined by educational attainment and experience as related to the NATA contract.

Job Goal:To develop in each pupil an appreciation of the art of music as part of general culture; to teach techniques of vocal or instrumental music expression; to discover and develop talents of pupils in the field of music; and to develop knowledge and skills in listening to and reading music.

Supervision:Reports to the Building Principal.

Performance Responsibilities:

1.Teaches skills in music appreciation, harmony, and explorations in music, and in instrumental music (band, orchestra, instrumental ensemble) and choral music (chorus, choir, choral ensemble). Uses the course of study adopted by the School Committee and other appropriate learning activities.
2.Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the schools.
3.Plans a balanced music program and organizes daily class time so that preparation, rehearsal, and instruction can be accomplished within allotted time.
4.Provides individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
5.Uses repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary, that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of pupils.
6.Controls the storage and use of school-owned property; makes minor adjustments and requests repairs to instruments as required.
7.Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive environment during practice, group rehearsals, and musical performances.
8.Evaluates each pupil’s musical growth and performance, assessing each individual’s contribution to the performance of the group.
9.Plans, rehearses, and directs pupils in musical programs for school and community.
10.Communicates with parents and school counselors on pupil’s progress.
11.Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
12.Cooperates with the school administration in providing musical programs for school productions, graduation ceremonies, and civic functions.
13.Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school and self-selected professional growth activities related to music.
14.Selects and requisitions books, musical instruments, and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
15.Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities as assigned.
16.Participates in faculty committees and sponsorship of pupil activities.
17.Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
18.Any other duties as assigned by Administration


The Committee's policy of nondiscrimination will extend to students, staff, the general public, and individuals with whom it does business; No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town or in obtaining the advantages, privileges, and courses of study of such public school on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Music Education
  • Location Description

    The mission of the North Adams Public Schools is to help every child learn every day in every classroom and empower all students to recognize and optimize their full potential. As part of a multi-year district improvement strategy, the district and school administration have identified four priority areas for implementation in 2016-2017, including:

    Curriculum and Instruction
    Assessment and Use of Data to Inform Instruction
    Family and Community Engagement
    Improving Communication and Professional Collaboration

    North Adams Public Schools consists of three elementary schools and a comprehensive high school.

    The newest remodeled school is Colegrove Park Elementary School, which opened in January of 2016. This school was remodeled to maintain its rich historical character while also creating educational spaces for student collaboration, independent work and study. The mission of Colegrove Park Elementary School is to promote high expectations for student achievement with instruction designed to meet the needs of all learners.

    Brayton Elementary School promotes student learning of values, knowledge and skills to meet 21st Century academic and behavioral expectations. This preparation for the future by students at Brayton occurs in partnership with families. Brayton staff, students and families support and are supported by the Golden Rule:
    "Treat others the way you want to be treated."

    Greylock Elementary School seeks to promote a love of learning that develops into a lifelong pursuit of new knowledge. Through deep understanding, students can apply their knowledge to solve complex problems for improving the community. At Greylock students are expected to “Give their best.” It is stressed that students come to school every day ready to learn.

    At Drury High School, the entire school community facilitates a student-centered learning environment characterized by equity, personalization, collaboration, and engagement. Drury High School is a comprehensive college preparatory school program including fine and performing arts, advanced Mathematics, Science, English language arts, Social Studies, early college credit opportunities at regional institutions of higher education, work based and service learning, a full competitive athletics program, and health and physical education programs to promote lifelong wellness.

    North Adams Public Schools offers a Prekindergarten Program located at Johnson School in North Adams. Our program is integrated with special education students as well as typical students. The Program includes arts and crafts projects, themed units, fine and gross motor skill development, whole group and small group academic activities, singing, dramatic play and social skill development.

    The educational opportunities in North Adams Public Schools afford all students a rigorous curriculum and innovative learning experience to prepare your child to achieve their future goals. Learn more about us...

    Job Requirements

    • Required: Massachusetts Department of Education Certification as a Music Teacher: Vocal/Instrumental/General all levels.

      Preferred: Prior work experience as a Music Teacher.

      Physical Requirements:The position requires a moderate amount of walking, standing, sitting and climbing stairs and step stool whenever necessary. Activities also include moderate physical exertion in body movement such as reaching, bending, twisting, grasping, pushing, and pulling of objects. The position requires lifting objects of 20 pounds on a frequent basis, and over 20 pounds occasionally. There is a frequent requirement of fine manipulation associated with the required use of a computer, typewriter, keyboard, calculator, and other business machines. The use of musical instruments is also required.

      Environmental Conditions: The occupant is required to work primarily indoors, and on an infrequent basis outdoors. The regular chemical solvents are toners, inks, and cleaning fluids. The occupant is subjected to high noise levels associated with musical instruction.
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

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    Contact Information

    • Charlene Volff
    • 10 Main Street, Second Floor
    • North Adams, Massachusetts 01247
    • Phone: 4137761458
    • Fax: 413-776-1685
    • Email: click here

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