Music and Culture K-8th Grade Teacher

The mission of Aurora Charter School is to operate a  center of learning that embraces academic excellence and celebrates the gift of Latino culture.

Our unique dual language program is designed around the three pillars of dual language education; Bilingualism and Biliteracy, high academic achievement, and socio-cultural competence. We strive to ensure that each child develops strong biliteracy skills, achieves at their highest potential, and develops a socio-cultural competence that helps them develop into noble citizens of our community.   

Job Summary:

At Aurora Charter School, we believe our greatest resource is the people who form our team.   The Music and Culture Teacher under the supervision of the principal is responsible for creating a dual-language immersion (Spanish and English) classroom environment that develops students’ understanding and appreciation of the art of music while integrating cultural aspects of music. 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develops a balanced music program and lessons to organize class time so that students have adequate time for preparation, rehearsal, and instruction.

  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student musical learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student’s needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.

  • Plans, coordinates rehearsals for, and directs students in musical programs and performances outside the classroom

  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.

  • Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

  • Coordinate annual music events with other administration as well as grade level staff members.

  • Selects and requisitions appropriate music supplies and instrumental equipment, maintains inventory records, and ensures equipment is in good working order.

  • Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.

  • Collaborates with other staff members, participates in faculty meetings, Aurora professional development opportunities and committees.

  • Participates in various student and parent activities which occur in school including curriculum nights, parent/teacher conferences  and school events. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned.   

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of multicultural music concepts.

  • Knowledge of the core curriculum areas the teacher is responsible for instructing.

  • Knowledge of teaching and learning strategies to meet a wide range of student learning styles and abilities.

  • Ability to fluently read, write and speak in Spanish and English required. 

  • Ability to adapt teaching styles to diverse student populations

  • Ability to instruct students in singing, harmonization, and chorus as needed.

  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.

  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.

  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all internal and external individuals who support our students and families. 

Education and Experience:

  • MN teaching license in Music

  • Must be proficient in Academic Spanish 

  • Must be 18 years or older at the time of employment, must possess a valid Minnesota Driver’s License or state identification, must satisfactorily pass a criminal background check, and must comply with organizational and district policies. 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Required to lift or carry classroom supplies, textbooks, furniture, and equipment to a minimum of 35 pounds.  

  • Required to sit, stand, bend, stoop, reach, grab, pull, hear, see, and speak on a daily basis.

  • Required to perform repetitive physical tasks such as computer keyboarding, writing, and reading

 

FLSA: Exempt

192 Teacher Days

Fiscal Year: 2021-2022