Job Description

Strings Teacher - Performing Arts

Location: Copper Canyon ES

FTE: .25

Start Date: 7/26/2018

Purpose Statement

The job of Teacher - Performing Arts is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional process by serving as a performing arts teacher with specific responsibility for developing students' performance skills (e.g. Chorus, Band, Theater, Dance, etc.)and providing opportunities for authentic outcomes; supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students' parents or guardians regarding instructional program and student progress.

This job reports to Site Administrator

Essential Functions

Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student's achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.

Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration.

Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.

Coordinates educational curriculum in action opportunities for the purpose of providing students with authentic assessments.

Counsels students for the purpose of improving performance, health status, problem solving techniques and a variety of personal issues.

Demonstrates pedagogical approaches that engages student performers for the purpose of providing an effective program that addressing individual student requirements.

Differentiates materials and methods for the purpose of providing assignments appropriate to the varying levels of students' skills.

Directs student teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.

Instructs students for the purpose of improving their knowledge and skills.

Maintains inventory of equipment and materials (e.g. uniforms, instruments, costumes, props, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of items.

Manages supply budget, donations, and fundraising monies (e.g. collecting, allocating, accounting, etc.) for the purpose of achieving overall objectives of the department and maximizing the use of funds in compliance with established guidelines.

Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.

Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, performance venues, field trips, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.

Participates in a variety of meetings (e.g. departmental, staff, district, SST's. 504's, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.

Participates on PLC team for the purpose of reviewing data and instructional practices.

Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, newsletters, calendars, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.

Provides fundraising opportunities for the purpose of ensuring funds for performances, field trips, equipment, etc.

Reports health and safety issues to assigned administrator and appropriate agencies (e.g. fights, suspected child or substance abuse, inappropriate social behaviors, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining students personal safety, a positive learning environment and complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.

Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.

Responds to inquires from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information and/or direction.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records; trained in one or more of the performing arts; applying curriculum and instructional techniques; promoting activities and/or events.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: appropriate codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; age appropriate activities; lesson plan requirements; stages of child development; behavioral management strategies; assessment instruments and techniques; methods of instruction and training.

ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; working flexible hours.; meeting deadlines and schedules; working as part of a team.

Responsibility

Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a small work unit; utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 60% walking,

and 20% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.

Experience:  Job related experience is desired.

Education:    Bachelors degree in job-related area.

Equivalency: 

Required Testing                           Certificates and Licenses                                                                                        Arizona Teaching Certificate with                                                                                       Endorsements

                                                Appropriately Certified in Core Content Area                                                                        

                                                 SEI Endorsement Required

Continuing Educ./Training               Clearances

                                                              Criminal Background Clearance

                                                  Valid Arizona IVP Fingerprint                                                                 Clearance Card

FLSA Status - Exempt



Primary Location: Copper Canyon ES

Shift Type: .25 FTE

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

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