Chelmsford Public Schools
Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4142104 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: March 13, 2023 Starting Date: August 23, 2023

Job Description
Chelmsford Public Schools - Announcement of Vacancy for the 2023/2024 School Year

The Chelmsford Public Schools is now accepting applications for the following anticipated vacancy. The district reserves the right to change this vacancy or not fill this vacancy based on further staffing changes, enrollment, or budget.

Title: Music Teacher Position: 1.0 FTE McCarthy Middle School Band Teacher
  • Demonstrate excellence in facilitating students' success in daily grade middle school band classes, including students with diverse learning preferences and needs.
  • Demonstrate facility with and knowledge of all band instruments.
  • Demonstrate excellence in conducting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of good quality instruments to assist parents when obtaining instruments.
  • Prepare for and conduct the ensemble at performance events during the school day, at night, and on weekends.
  • Work with the music teachers, the department coordinator, and principals to organize all of the events above.
  • Assist students in performance opportunities and coach students for solos and ensembles.
  • Lead students through continuous curriculum that supports growth each year.
  • Collaborate with school personnel, parents, and district music staff for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions, and planning curriculum.
  • Prepare and facilitate distribution of programs for performances.
  • Participate in annual Instrument Test Drive for incoming grade 4 string students (Saturday event).
  • Facilitate student participation in MMEA Junior District Auditions.
  • Attend Junior District Auditions.
  • Chaperone at least one Junior District rehearsal.
  • Participate in transition/recruitment activities for music students transitioning between levels.
  • Attend annual McCarthy Curriculum Night and Open House Nights.
  • Communicate regularly with parents through email, phone calls, face-to-face meetings, and through approved social media.
  • Select and order music appropriate for ability level of students and music curriculum.
  • Ensure that school owned instruments are kept in working order and sent out for repairs when necessary.
  • Post biweekly grades for all students.
  • Send department coordinator copies of the program in advance of all concerts.
  • Organize field trips and festival events.
  • Attend all building and department meetings.
  • Participate in department and building professional development activities.
  • Adhere to State and National Music Standards in the music classroom.

    Position Type: Full-time
    Positions Available: 1

  • Welcome to Chelmsford Public Schools!

    Located in Chelmsford Massachusetts, the Chelmsford Public Schools serves 5100 students and faculty at one pre-school, four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Our mission is to cultivate inspired, creative, and well-rounded lifelong learners who possess the integrity and self-direction necessary to be contributing community members.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Chelmsford 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
    * Active state licensure as a music teacher. * Master's Degree or equivalent with a major in Music. * Excellent facility and understanding of playing mechanics for band instruments. * Excellent communication skills and capacity to foster cooperative teamwork. * Excellent conducting skills and basic piano skills. * Knowledge of age-appropriate teaching methods, state curriculum framework for band. * Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable. Reports to: Dr. Christy Whittlesey, Fine and Performing Arts Department Coordinator Mr. Kurt McPhee, McCarthy Middle School Principal Ms. Kerry Calobrisi, McCarthy Middle School Assistant Principal
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • 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. Please describe why you are interested in this position.
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    2. Please submit a sample grade 5-8 concert program.
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    3. Please provide examples of how you have demonstrated a commitment to culturally responsive teaching in prior situations.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Christy Whittlesey, Fine Arts Department Head
    75 Graniteville Road
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
    Phone: 978-251-5133