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Barrington High School
Barrington Public Schools
Barrington, Rhode Island

Job Details
Job ID: 3275862 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 19, 2020 Starting Date: August 27, 2020

Job Description
1. Teacher Certification Granted by Rhode Island Department of Education 2. A minimum of three years teaching experience 3. Master’s Degree with Certification in Secondary or K-12 Music Education Preferred, Bachelor’s considered due to EEP requirements REPORTS TO: Building Principal JOB GOAL: This individual will be responsible for developing and implementing 9-12 music. Placement for 2020-2021 will be high school choral director, including choral, advanced choral ensemble. Responsible for teaching choral music, as well as electronic music and music history to secondary students to develop in their appreciation and performance of music through a variety of experiences, which include chorus, choral ensemble, performance, women’s choir, men’s choir, and musical theater production. Develop and implement the curriculum according to the National Standards and GSEs. Provide inclusion opportunities within the chorus and music classroom for students of all levels and needs. PERFORMANCE QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess strong experience with piano/keyboard, vocal skills, music instruction, and rehearsal of large groups. Experience with a variety of music technology and distance learning techniques is a plus. PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES OF MUSIC EDUCATION TEACHER: 1. Select appropriate music (instrumental and vocal), books and activities appropriate to each level and provide musical material for performances at assemblies, open houses, concerts, parades, graduations, friendship service, before and after school rehearsals and events, sectionals, coffeehouses, community, and state events. 2. Convey information and collaborate with school members, parents and department chairs regarding events in a timely and organized manner. 3. Evaluate student growth and understanding by preparing regular progress reports. 4. Be able to work independently and confidently while also being aware of the larger goal of bringing a lifelong love of music in all grades. 5. Experience and skill working with beginning, through the changing voice, and advanced singers. 6. Create learning experiences (including interdisciplinary) using strong content knowledge that reflects an understanding of the nature of the communities and the world in which we live. Determine each student’s learning level and select appropriate music, books and instructional aids to enhance learning. 7. Instruct skills in music comprehension/appreciation, harmony, and explorations in instrumental music and choral music. 8. Plan all lessons in accordance with the BPS curriculum guidelines and update curriculum as needed. 9. Schedule required maintenance of school equipment/instruments. 10. Maintain care/responsibility for school-owned music, musical instruments, and equipment to prevent loss or abuse. 11. Convey information on rehearsals and performances. 12. Collaborate in setting calendar dates for all concerts and performances. 13. Evaluate student performance and growth in knowledge and understanding and prepare regular report cards. 14. Identify student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems, including Individual Education Programs. 15. Maintain thorough records for each student. 16. Attend staff development programs, curriculum development meetings, and other professional activities. 17. Implement and support changes to a standards-based curriculum, instruction, assessments, school structures, that align, to the extent practicable, to students college and career interests, 21st Century Skills and work habits needed for success in a global economy. 18. Collaboratively create and implement performance tasks, formative and summative assessments aligned to the Common Core and 21st century skills as well as task validation and calibration. 19. Actively support the implementation of high-interest flexible pathways which prepare students for local and global labor markets and lead to college credit and/or industry certifications. 20. Responsible for meeting all of the EEP requirements, including syllabus, grades, and communicating with the Rhode Island College EED Coordinator. 21. Disseminate accurate and positive information about the schools’ and district’s goals and initiatives in a variety of print and electronic formats. 22. Foster partnerships among parents, educators, businesses, higher education, and communities that support learning in and out of school, dual enrollment, online learning, and externships. 23. Support positively and actively the efficient, effective, and collaborative management of school operations to ensure learning experiences, promote positive discipline practices, and school safety practices advance the mission of the district. 24. Create learning experiences that reflect an understanding of central concepts, vocabulary, structures, and tools of inquiry of the disciplines/content areas they teach and content and applies beyond the school setting. 25. Design instruction that addresses the core skills, concepts, and ideas of the disciplines/content areas to help all students meet Rhode Island’s learning standards. 26. Represent and use differing viewpoints, theories, and methods of inquiry when teaching concepts and encourage students to see, question, and interpret concepts from a variety of perspectives. 27. Create instructional opportunities that reflect an understanding of how children learn and develop. 28. Use an understanding of students (e.g., individual interests, prior learning, background, and experiences) to create connections between the subject matter and student experiences. 29. Seek information about the impact of students’ specific challenges to learning or disabilities on classroom performance, and work with specialists to develop alternative instructional strategies to meet the needs of these students. 30. Make appropriate accommodations and modifications for individual students who have identified learning differences or needs in an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), 504 Accommodation Plan, Personal Literacy Plans (PLP’s), or individualized learning plans (ILP’s). 31. Create instructional opportunities to encourage all students’ development of critical thinking, problem-solving, performance skills, and literacy across content areas. 32. Design lessons that extend beyond factual recall and challenge students to develop higher-level cognitive skills and use tasks that engage students in exploration, discovery, and hands-on activities and engage students in generating knowledge, testing hypotheses, and exploring methods of inquiry and standards of evidence. 33. Create learning groups in which all students learn to work collaboratively and independently. 34. Communicate clear expectations for achievement that allow all students to take responsibility and advocate for their own learning. 35. Use a variety of communication strategies (e.g., listening, restating ideas, questioning, offering, counterexamples, and technological advances) to engage students in learning, to collect and share information, and to enrich discourse in the classroom and the school 36. Use appropriate formal and informal assessment strategies with individuals and groups of students to determine the impact of instruction on learning, to provide feedback, and to plan future instruction. 37. Provide students with opportunities and guidance to evaluate their own work and behavior against defined criteria and use the results of self-assessment to establish individual goals for learning use assessment results to provide students with timely, helpful, and accurate feedback on their progress toward achievement goals. 38. Reflect on practice and assume responsibility for own professional development by actively seeking and participating in opportunities to learn and grow as professionals and enhance the instructional core. 39. Solicit feedback from students, families, and colleagues to reflect on and improve teaching. 40. Take responsibility for learning about and implementing federal, state, district and school initiatives to improve teaching and learning. 41. Follow school policy and procedures, respecting the boundaries of professional responsibilities, when working with students, colleagues, and families. 42. Interact with students, colleagues, parents, and others in a professional manner that is fair and equitable and guided by codes of professional conduct. 43. Exhibit attributes of reliable attendance, promptness, dependability, and professional ethics; Use effective communication skills with students, colleagues, families and related agencies (spoken, written and non-verbal); Complete all requested forms, reports, and data collections in an accurate and timely manner; Perform the functions of the position in accordance with the: RI Professional Teaching Standards; RI Professional Code of Conduct; and all laws, regulations, school district policies, directives, the mission of the district, school-based plans, and administrative priorities / requests; and Perform other duties as may be assigned and/or necessary to perform the functions of the position. OTHER DUTIES: 1. Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or other appropriate administrators. WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to carry and/or lift or move musical instruments including grand pianos, risers, etc. The employee is regularly required to lift and move equipment into position; and kneel, stoop, crouch, and bend. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Length of the contract to be determined by the Superintendent. EVALUATION: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the School Committee policy on evaluation of teaching staff. To support the Barrington's commitment to diversity, and to foster inclusion, respect, and equity in education, the successful candidate will be expected to include people of all races, ethnicities, creeds, socioeconomic classes, gender identities, sexual orientations, and disability statuses in work activities. Preference will be given to candidates who articulate their commitment to valuing inclusivity and diversity.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Barrington Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
Teacher Certification Granted by Rhode Island Department of Education A minimum of three years teaching experience Master’s Degree with Certification in Secondary or K-12 Music Education Preferred, Bachelor’s considered due to EEP requirements
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions
    Welcome to the Barrington School District. Barrington Schools actively seeks applications from only the most capable, professional candidates. <b>PLEASE NOTE: <ul> <li>Only complete SchoolSpring application packets, including letter of intent (Cover Letter) will be considered. Please do not send paper applications. <li>Applicants must be currently certified by the Rhode Island Department of Education for the position for which they are applying. </ul></b> If selected for interview, you will be required to bring the following items with you: <ul> <li>Original Rhode Island Teacher or Administrator Certification <li>Original Praxis or NTE scores <li>Certified transcripts <li>Original, signed professional letters of recommendation (references should be less than one year old, from persons not related to you whom you have known for at least one year) </ul>

    Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Are you certified to teach in Rhode Island

    2. What areas do you hold a teaching certification?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    3. Do you have relatives currently employed by the Barrington School Department?

    4. Were you ever previously employed by the Barrington School Department? If yes, specify position and date of employment.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    5. Are you currently a Rhode Island retiree receiving a pension from the State of Rhode Island?

    Contact Information
    Nahum Mitnik, Teacher Co-Dept Chair
    220 Lincoln Avenue
    Barrington, Rhode Island 02806
    Phone: 401-247-3150