Instrumental Music Teacher

Music in Catholic Schools - Omaha

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Job Title: 5th – 8th Grade Instrumental Music Teacher
Location: Catholic Schools Office - Multiple Locations - Omaha
Status: Full-Time or Part-Time
Department: Music in Catholic Schools

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
•Teach instrumental music, using sound and effective educational methods
•Work and collaborate with MCS staff to update, revise, and implement MCS curriculum
•Assist in planning overall MCS activities, as well as planning individual MCS activities
•Maintain student progress and attendance records; complete individual student assessments at least twice per school year to communicate student progress to parents
•Maintain music and instrument library and assist with library inventory
•Maintain proper classroom management and best teaching practices for student growth
•Supervise students during MCS events, activities, and class time
•Prepare for and participate in school events, such as open houses and curriculum nights, when appropriate
•Identify educational needs of students and attend to those specific needs with individualized teaching strategies
•Provide regular progress reports to supervisor and communicate with parents when needed
•Overall daily band class schedules and activity schedules are arranged by MCS Coordinator.
•Activities include School Open Houses, Band Nights, Honor Band auditions, Honor Band rehearsals, Beginning Band Olympics, Honor Band concerts, Combined Schools Concerts, NSBA 8th Grade All State Band, Solo/Ensemble Festival, and Band Clinic, MCS Staff In-service and meetings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Knowledge of traditional and modern theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music
•Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and teaching design, instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of teaching effects
•Selecting and using instructional methods and procedures appropriate for specific situations
•Monitoring and assessing of self and student performance to make improvements
•Motivating, encouraging, and directing others toward educational goals
•Ability to explain musical concepts in multiple ways and using multiple methods
•Ability to arrange things in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., musical scores)
•Ability to adapt teaching to in an online environment if/when needed

Education and Experience
•Background in and/or knowledge of the Catholic Church with a demonstrated commitment to the mission and teachings of the Church
•Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, Instrumental Music emphasis
•Nebraska Teaching Certificate, endorsement in music
•Safe Environment Training certificate