Music Teacher K-8th Grade

Aurora Charter School
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 Biltieracy, 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. 

Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the Executive Director and School Principal, to develop students’ understanding, appreciation of the art of music, including listening a wide range of musical genre, periods and styles.
 

Qualifications:
-MN Teaching license in K-8 Music, Vocal Music Preferred
-Must be fluent in both Spanish and English (Required)

Essential Functions

  • Develops and administers music education curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
  • Develops 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.
  • Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, as appropriate.
  • Plans, coordinates rehearsals for, and directs students in musical programs and performances outside the classroom
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • 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.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school’s standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to ensure a productive learning atmosphere during practice, rehearsal and performances.
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • 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.
  • Additional Duties
    Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Executive Director.
                    Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
    • Knowledge of English and Spanish grammar, word usage, word denotations and connotations, spelling, literature and other content areas taught.
    • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
    • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
    • Ability to fluently read, write and speak in Spanish and English required. 
    • 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 others contacted in the course of work. 

    Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
    Works in standard office and school building environments.
                    Note:    Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.

    Certification/License:

    • MN Teaching license in K-8 Music, Vocal Music Preferred
    • Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or ability to provide own transportation.

    Education:

    • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.

    Experience:

    • Successful prior teaching experience in music for the appropriate grade level preferred.

    FLSA Status:       Exempt