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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3999826
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 9, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description

High School Choral Director

2022-2023 School Year



Job Goal:  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.



  • Appropriate Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Educator's Licensure is required, (SPED, ESL or ELL Licensure Preferred).
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Exemplary interpersonal communications skills that establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents and members of the community
  • Thorough intermediate to advanced knowledge of vocal pedagogy associated with effective instruction
  • Proficiency in multi-cultural music genres and traditional genres
  • Commitment to changing lives through music education
  • Kodaly pedagogical experience preferred



  • As per the Somerville Educators/Teachers Association, Unit A Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Planning, implementation, and assessment of instruction (aligned to Somerville’s Learning Objectives and Curriculum) for chorus students in grades nine through twelve.
  • Recruitment and retention of students
  • Publicity and promotion of public performances
  • Student motivation, conduct and discipline
  • Maintaining alumni relationships
  • Choral participation in district and state auditions associated with MMEA Eastern District
  • Coordination, communication and collaboration with music department colleagues
  • Coordination with our Berklee Prepatory and City Programs
  • Assist interested students with preparations for solo/ensemble and/or college auditions
  • Instructs and plans High School Choral program to include:
  1. a) Rehearsals for annual performances (Winter/Spring Concerts, An Evening of Song)
  2. b) One yearly adjudication
  3. c) One bi-annual high school field trip (overnight with cultural experience and performance component)
  4. d) Other civic duties to include: Mayoral Inauguration or other events
  5. e) Trips to elementary schools for performances and recruitment
  6. f) Annual Somerville Christmas Tree Lighting
  7. g) Performances at Class Day and High School Graduation
  8. h) Other performances deemed appropriate by administration
  9. i) Ordering, maintenance and storage of chorus uniforms
  10. j) Collaboration with All City Middle School program
  11. k) Creation of mentorship opportunities for High School Students
  12. l) Maintenance of Chorus Music Library
  13. m) Maintains a clean and orderly chorus room and storage room
  14. n) Teach Introduction and Advanced Piano Classes
  15. o) Teach a Music Technology Class
  16. p) Complies with and supports all District regulations and policies
  17. q) Develops a Chorus-Parent booster organization
  18. r) Contributes to building newsletters
  19. s) Communicates quarterly with chorus parents via a newsletter
  20. t) Sets up and maintains a professional website


Position Reports to:  The K-12 Supervisor of Music


  • Applications are only accepted online through TalentEd Hire.
  • Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through TalentEd Hire will be considered.


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
    Classroom Teacher > Music Education
    Classroom Teacher > Music: Chorus
  • 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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    Contact Information

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

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