FBISD has 51 Elementary Campuses and an Early Literacy Center. Many of these campuses will have a second music teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.
Elementary Music programs are well equipped with budget money for sheet music, musical supplies, and embedded job-training through workshops, masterclasses, and professional development opportunities. FBISD also provides a strong mentoring program for teachers new to the District. Fort Bend ISD Kodály Institute is open to all FBISD Elementary Music Teachers where they earn their Level I, II & III Kodály Certifications at no cost. All Elementary Music Teachers earn a $750 stipend for organizing and directing their elementary campus choir.
For more information about the position and to express interest, please send a resume to Gene Holkup, Assistant Director of Fine Arts, at email@example.com.
Certified applicants should apply at https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/533. Click on "Login to Access Your Application," select "Click here to register" and complete the required information. Once you have been given a login, you can create an application or edit an existing application. Please be sure to add the "TEACHER MUSIC (ELEMENTARY) 2020-2021" position on the "Position Preferences" page of the application.
EDUCATION REQUIRED Bachelor's degree in Music required Master's degree preferred
LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED Valid Teaching Certification Issued by Texas Education Agency appropriate to subject and grade level of assignment Music EC-12 required Kodaly Level I or Orff Level I Certification required
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES REQUIRED • Ability to demonstrate proper vocal techniques and to determine pitch and tone quality variations, as well as excellent ear-training skills required. • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers, and parents required. • Excellent communication skills, both orally and written, required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS The work environment characteristics and physical demands 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. Work is performed in classrooms, offices, work stations and meeting rooms. The position requires occasional walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and lifting/carrying work related items weighing less than 40 pounds, such as books, papers and presentation materials. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Attendance at conferences and professional development is required. Work involves everyday risks and discomforts which require normal safety precautions when operating equipment or performing job duties. May work prolonged or irregular hours and must be able to maintain emotional control under stress.
JOB PURPOSE SUMMARY
The Teacher Music (Elementary) will implement an Elementary Music instructional program during the school day based on the District's written curriculum. The incumbent will provide performance experience both inside and outside of the regular school day for children enrolled at the campus. The incumbent will vigorously participate in District and campus professional learning and fulfill all professional responsibilities as outlined by state law and District policy and procedures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities, required unless otherwise stated as preferred. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions.
Provide a Collaborative Learning Environment • Develop, implement, monitor, and maintain progress with group and individual instruction, practices, and performances • Manage allotted learning time to maximize student achievement • Assess student abilities and achievement as related to the District's Elementary Music curriculum, as well as desired educational goals and outcomes • Manage student behavior in all parts of the school building and grounds, both during and outside of school hours, and in compliance with the Fort Bend ISD Student/Parent Handbook and the Fine Arts Manual • Ensure continuous communication with parents, both written and orally, to keep them informed of student(s) progress and upcoming activities
Promote Music Performance • Schedule and conduct at least one evening public performance or show on campus each year with the students enrolled in each grade level • Implement a choral music program for 4th and/or 5th grade students, conducting rehearsals before and/or after school in the fall and spring semesters to provide adequate preparation for concerts, and present at least one evening, public performance on campus each semester • Participate in all FBISD-sponsored events, including the FBISD Honor Choir, as well as other required activities, encouraging student participation in all events related to the instructional program • Provide proper student supervision during and after all activities until all students have left the area
Perform Professional Responsibilities • Participate in professional development activities and staff meetings including Professional Learning Community meetings with the Assistant Director of Fine Arts • Comply with all established policies and procedures related to the Elementary Music program submitting all required forms, fees, and electronic documents by the specified deadlines • Maintain a current inventory of all fine arts equipment and instructional materials in the specified materials management system and coordinate the service and repair of school-owned equipment • Manage the collection, receipt, and deposit of all student fees and fund-raising proceeds while complying with established FBISD policies and procedures regarding the implementation of fund-raising activities, as well as the deposit and expenditure of all funds • Perform other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
To be considered for this posted position, ALL applicants are required to submit ALL items listed below: 1. Upload a letter of interest and résumé. 2. Complete or update the online application – Must have current employment history and contact information. 3.Upload a copy of college or university transcript(s). ** Be sure to select the position applied for in the “Employment Preferences/Add Position” section on the online application.
Complete application must be received by 4:30 p.m. on September 30, 2020.
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TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT(DAYS):
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.
Additional Salary Information: All Elementary Music Teachers earn a $750 stipend for organizing and directing their elementary campus choir.
Internal Number: 00015268
About Fort Bend ISD
Fort Bend ISD is located in Sugar Land, Texas, approximately 30 miles southwest of Houston. Houston offers world-class arts organizations including the Houston Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Alley Theatre, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Teachers may pursue graduate degrees in Music or Education at Houston-area colleges and universities.
Fort Bend ISD offers a rigorous, daily Fine Arts curriculum with incredible administrative, parent, and community support for arts education. FBISD is one of the ten largest school districts in Texas and constantly growing. There are over 75,000 students enrolled in Fine Arts courses. FBISD has 51 Elementary Campuses, 15 Middle School Campuses and 11 High School Campuses as well as five specialized campuses to meet the needs of our learners including Career and Technical Education as well as an Early Literacy Center for our youngest learners.