Choral Director Job Description Sample
Position Title: Choral Director
Highland Park High School
Department: Fine and Applied Arts
Reports To: Principal and Department Chair
Deadline: This position remains open until filled.
To lead, instruct, and administer all aspects of a high school choral program, including concert, jazz/show, and madrigal choirs; as well, serve as Vocal Director for the annual musical. Must assume responsibility for recruitment, developing and maintaining a quality choral program.
Supervises classroom, students, private voice teachers, and teacher aides (when applicable).
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university.
Master's degree in music preferred.
Years of experience preferred.
Functional piano skills.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Valid Illinois Teaching certificate with appropriate endorsements
Certification registered with Lake County ROE.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
The District 113 Teacher's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Performing the Characteristics of an Effective District 113 Educator which include the following:
Align teaching and professional practices with the District 113 Beliefs and GuidingPrinciples.
Be proactive about professional growth, which includes maintaining a vision for personal development, participating in professional organizations, goal setting, and critical reflection.
Understand how learning occurs and make choices about curriculum planning and instructional methodology based on research, best practice, and data.
Understand adolescent behavior and make choices about classroom management based on research, best practice, and data.
Develop skills as a diagnostician and have an expansive repertoire of strategies to adjust instruction based on an understanding of the students.
Develop a sense of ownership with the curriculum. Ask questions and revise curriculum and instructional strategies.
Develop and demonstrate a deep understanding of the content of their discipline.
Align assessment with the outcomes of the course to insure measurement of student growth and learning.
Develop and model collaboration, communication, problem-solving skills with students, other staff members, parents and community members.
Model professional behavior (including regular attendance and punctuality).
Know and utilize appropriate people and resources when problem-solving.
Step into leadership roles (e.g., involvement in building initiatives and mentoring).
Lead, instruct, and administer all aspects of a high school choir program, including concert, jazz/show, and madrigal choirs, and musical theatre.
Recruit students, develop and maintain a quality choir program.
Provide instruction for choir students in mastering their performance skills.
Provide choir students with curricular and co-curricular performance opportunities including school concerts, ILMEA ensembles, community events, and performance travel.
Adhere to Board policies and District procedures.
Meeting and instructing assigned classes in the locations and at the time assigned.
Accessing the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and providing progress reports as required.
Working cooperatively with other school personnel in the identification, education and remediation of individual students with specialized needs.
Taking all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
Maintaining accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulations.
Assisting the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct.
Making provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes.
Attending staff meetings and, as needed, serving on staff committees.
Performing such other duties as may be assigned by the building administrator.
Taking attendance, completing grade and progress reports, and other reports as required by the district and/or the State of Illinois.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Knowledgeable and skilled in individual and ensemble vocal techniques.
Knowledgeable in the styles and repertoire of concert, jazz/show, and madrigal choirs, as well as musical theatre.
Functional piano skills.
Ability to work with a cohesive music and performing arts faculty.
Ability to work with a strong parent support organization.
Ability to work with students and adults in a positive manner.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to handle and maintain the confidentiality of employee, student and other sensitive District information per the district's confidentiality guidelines.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, bend, write, type, speak, and listen. In addition the employee may occasionally be required to bend, twist, reach and climb. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, peripheral and distant vision. The employee may be required to lift musical instruments up to 25 lbs.
The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to loud. The employee is frequently required to interact with the public and other staff. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of students.
The statements in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed by (an) individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities related to the position. This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity and School Board Policy and procedures. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
School Of Music - Director Of Choral Studies - Full-Time Faculty/Tenure-Track
The Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University invites applications for a full-time/tenure-track position of Director of Choral Studies. Duties will include teaching courses in the choral arts, conducting choral ensembles, and supervising the graduate program in choral conducting.
Qualified applicants must have an earned doctorate degree in choral conducting from an accredited institution. Further qualifications include substantial choral conducting experience as well as experience teaching conducting at the university level.
Responsibilities will include teaching courses related choral studies as assigned by the dean, conducting SOM choral ensembles, and directing the graduate program in choral conducting. The candidate will also be expected to maintain an active program of personal scholarship and service to the university and community. For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Joseph E. Bolin, Dean of the Collinsworth School of Music at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State and Federal law permit California Baptist University to discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to either State or Federal law.
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Are you a Christian?
Do you attend church regularly?
If no, please explain (required):
(Open Ended Question)
- Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with the fundamental doctrines and practices of the California Southern Baptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message dated June 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)
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Associate Professor Of Music - Director Of Choral Activities
The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music is seeking a vibrant, innovative conductor/teacher with a recognized national/international profile for excellence in choral conducting for the position of Associate Professor of Music - Director of Choral Activities (full-time, tenure-eligible). The Fred Fox School of Music supports the UA's diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.
Director Of Choral Activities/Voice Coordinator
Campus/Location:Penn State AbingtonDate Announced:11/16/2017Date Closing:open until filled
Job Number:75650Classification:ExemptWork Unit: Penn State AbingtonDepartment:Art - Arts and Humanities
Penn State Abington seeks a part-time director of Choral Activities and Coordinator of Voice Lessons. Master of Music in Voice Performance, Choral Directing, or related specialty is required; DMA is preferred.
Our successful candidate will have the experience and vision to build a vibrant choral and applied voice program. We strongly welcome candidates who can also teach cross-disciplinary courses with the natural and/or social sciences in Penn State`s new general education curriculum.
Director Of Choral And Vocal Studies, Assistant Professor Of Music. Tenure Track
The successful candidate will conduct the Concert Choir, teach voice to majors and non-majors, serve as the vocal director for musical theatre productions (including summer productions), and teach supporting courses in the curriculum, depending upon the candidate’s area of expertise and the needs of the program. The candidate will also take an active role in recruitment and retention.
He/she must possess the ability to work collegially with faculty colleagues, area choral directors, community musicians, and alumni. The candidate is expected to engage in active research and creative activities while maintaining meaningful service at the department, college, and university levels. Candidates must be flexible and able to teach and motivate students with a wide range of abilities.
Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.
This position is security sensitive.
Choral Music Director Stipend
Choral Music Director at Carl Sandburg Junior High.
Interested applicants should contact Adrienne Bailey, Coordinator, at 847-963-3117.
Choral Music Director - Jserra Catholic High School
Choral Music Director - JSerra Catholic High School
JSerra Catholic High School
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
Length of Work Year:
Commensurate with experience
3/20/2018 Application Deadline:
Until Filled Employment Type:
Full Time Length of Work Year:
10 Months Salary:
Commensurate with experience Number Openings: (At time of posting)
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Teacher, Middle School Choral Director
To teach and develop the middle school choral/general music studies program.
Teach a sequential choral music curriculum as established by the Texas Education Agency, District Board Policies and other administrative regulations.
Develop a choral handbook and articulate the plan and expectations to students, parents, administration, and community.
Use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, materials, and music technology that reflects an understanding of choral content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, diverse learning styles, assessment strategies and culturally responsive teaching.
Increase student achievement by conducting ongoing student assessment and adjusting teaching accordingly.
Conducts choral groups, including soloists and ensembles, before/after school rehearsals as required.
Coordinate all activities that pertain to the secondary music/general music studies as specified by the Coordinator of Secondary Choral Music, and/or the Executive Director Visual and Performing Arts.
Provide opportunities, register and prepare students to participate in district, region and state contests, including all required UIL activities.
Maintain an awareness of and compliance with all governing components relating to secondary choral/general music studies such as: district teaching & learning initiatives, District Board Policies and Guidelines, Texas Education Agency requirements, University Interscholastic League Constitution and Contest rules and guidelines, Texas Music Education Association Region audition procedures, and other district sanctioned contests.
Increase student retention by providing leadership and responsibility in the development and building of a sequential choral program such as: establishing vertical teams, overseeing the auditions process, developing and implementing recruitment strategies, monitoring course offerings, student eligibility and other requirements.
Prepare individuals and groups for college &/or career readiness by preparing portfolios, preparing students for auditions, concerts and competitions, incorporating project based learning and music technology.
Attend required content staff development and demonstrate evidence of continuous growth in the assigned program.
Prepare and submit all required paperwork and documentation in a timely manner.
Develop, plan, implement and monitor budget allocations for the program.
Participate in local, district and state professional organizations.
Establish and build a parent booster club and/or support organization.
Attend all meetings as required.
Work closely with educational, arts, and business communities to promote fine arts education.
Apply and enforce student discipline in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook.
Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned.
All federally funded incumbents of this position must comply with time and effort reporting requirements through personnel activity reports or periodic certification, as appropriate.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required of this job:
Must have or demonstrate a desire to work ina an urban school district.
Must have experience or demonstrated a desire to work in an urban school district.
Demonstrate understanding and ability to teach students with multiple learning styles and abilities.
Demonstrated an ability to work with diverse populations.
Demonstrated basic piano skills, including sight reading, open piano score reading and improvisation.
Demonstrated an ability to sight sing.
Demonstrate an ability to sing and to model good singing for students.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the application of music methodologies, such as Kodaly and Orff.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of pedagogical content knowledge in the areas of vocal pedagogy, choral pedagogy, sight singing pedagogy, general music as well as applications of music technology.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of choral techniques diverse musical styles, age appropriate solo and choral repertoire, performance practices, changing voice, score study skills and languages.
Demonstrated ability to engage students with 21st century teaching strategies such as Project Based Learning and technology integrated curriculum with computer programs such as Sibelius, Auralia/Music Ace and Rhythm Bee and other appropriate music applications.
Demonstrated proficient to advance skill in the use of Internet, E-Mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint.
Demonstrated writing and editing skills.
Demonstrated willingness to improve competency and teaching effectiveness by participating in professional growth opportunities and professional learning communities.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made if necessary:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and/or stand, use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to carry or move materials weighing up to 25 pounds. Must be able to maintain emotional control under stress. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The environmental characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Frequent district and occasional statewide travel.
Selected individuals for Dallas Independent School District positions will be placed according to compensation guidelines. A campus-based employee may not assume a new position for which he/she was selected based upon the posting process until the end of the current semester, unless approved by the chief officer – Human Capital Management. Federally funded personnel must comply with time and effort reporting requirements through personnel activity reports or periodic certifications, as appropriate.
A security check and disclosure of family relationship information is required for all positions.
No telephone calls please.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/H
Dallas Independent School District, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, as well as board policy not to discriminate in such a manner (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).
Teacher Pool - Choral Director (Middle School) 2018-2019
Teacher Pool - Choral Director (Middle School) 2018-2019
2018-2019 School Year
Salary: Teacher Salary Schedule
Duty Days: 187
Please submit your application by the closing date listed for early consideration.
Your future is in our classroom
Fort Worth ISD is recruiting talented, compassionate teachers dedicated to helping every student in the district succeed. Successful applicants for the 2018-2019 school year will share a commitment to excellence in the classroom and a belief that great teaching is the key to unlocking student success.
Fort Worth Independent School District is hiring teachers in all subject areas particularly for high need areas such as bilingual, math and science for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. By filling out one application, you will gain access to opportunities across all Fort Worth schools.
Teaching in Fort Worth is more than a career. It's a calling. Answer the call today and join an exceptional team of teachers shaping the leaders of tomorrow. Certified teachers as well as career changers can see a complete listing of opportunities at TeachFortWorth.org
Deliver rigorous instruction to students in order to promote intellectual, social, and physical growth and ensure that regardless of socioeconomic factors every child is prepared for accelerated learning to compete in a global economy.
Teach the District curriculum utilizing well-designed lesson plans and rigorous instruction combined with curriculum activities and instructional objectives that are standards-based, measurable, and accelerate the transfer of learning and knowledge.
Monitor student progress and adjust instructional materials and strategies to provide differentiated instruction and address individual needs of the students.
Develop instructional units and opportunities for enrichments, differentiations and project-based learning to provide for collaboration, creative thinking, and extended interaction among students.
Assess and document student mastery of curriculum objectives and student progress and growth utilizing frequent, appropriate, on-going and multiple assessment tools through interventions, and formal and informal assessment procedures, including standardized tests, formative assessments, performance tasks, enrichments, and observations.
Perform essential functions and roles pertaining to standardized testing, including monitoring and proctoring tests, securing and disseminating test data, combined with maintaining current and accurate records of student test data.
Maintain accurate and efficient record-keeping of official attendance records, grade reports, student files, documentation of state and local assessment preparation, and other appropriate documents.
Execute and maintain appropriate student-centered discipline techniques and effective classroom management strategies to maximize student learning and time-on-task.
Monitor student behavior outside the classroom at designated times, between classes, and at assigned duty stations.
Engage parents and families in the academic and behavioral progress of their child by initiating parent conferences and providing opportunities for parents to continually support student learning and school programs.
Contribute ideas, work on committees, collaborate with peers, participate in curriculum development and revision activities as appropriate, and attend district and campus professional development activities demonstrating a commitment to personal and professional growth and development.
Attend and participate in school events during and outside of regular school hours.
Perform all job related duties as assigned and in accordance to the Board rules, policies and regulations, specifically EG (Local), together with exhibiting high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic. All employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.
"Other duties as assigned" may include working in supplemental assignments under special revenue funds or state compensatory education funds.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Valid Texas Teacher certificate at the appropriate level for assignment OR Accepted in an approved Alternative Certificate Program (ACP) and have passed the required prerequisite examinations.
Experience working with diverse student populations preferred.
Bilingual fluency is beneficial in some settings.
Physical Demands Reference
Occasionally (0-33% of day, 0-32 repetitions)
Frequently (34-66% of day, 33-200 repetitions)
Constantly (67-100% of day, >200+ repetitions)
Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms using a keyboard and video display terminal. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and climb stairs. The employee must maintain emotional control under stress, and occasionally work prolonged and/or irregular hours. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The work environment is a standard office setting including standard office equipment (fax, copier, phone, computer, 10-key, etc.). The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities.
Please visit TeachFortWorth.org to submit your online application and learn more about Fort Worth Independent School District. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Fort Worth Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, age, gender identity and expression, military/veteran status, in its programs and activities.
Application and Selection Process
Complete an online application at www.fwisd.org and attach a résumé, transcript, copy of certification, and letter of interest.
A thorough review of all applications will occur in order to determine which applicants will be invited to move forward in the selection process. All teacher candidates will be required to participate in a personal interview with the principal, and may be asked to submit a lesson plan and demonstrate a lesson. For additional information about the selection process, please visit: TeachFortWorth.org
All chosen teacher candidates will be asked to complete the ZeroRisk® Hiring System Profile during the selection process. The information collected during this 20-minute exercise will help us select the right person for the right position, which will help us reach our District goals. In no way will this information be the sole basis for an employment decision with the Fort Worth ISD.
Upon request and prior to being placed in the teacher pool, selected applicants are required to submit and complete the following:
Copies of the appropriate license(s), certification(s), and/or approval form from the alternative certification program
Copies of transcripts; all foreign transcripts need to be equivocated prior to hiring.
Before applying to this position, thoroughly read the information below
By applying to this position, you are requesting to be considered for a teaching position in the Fort Worth ISD for the 2019-2019 school year. This position is district-wide, and you are not applying to a specific school. Upon submission of the application, all reference checks will be automatically sent. All candidates must complete our full selection process, which includes acceptance into the teacher pool before engaging principals. Once candidates have completed our full selection process, principals will have access to your information.
Every candidate will receive a response from the Fort Worth ISD. You will be contacted through email, as this is our primary method of communication. Fort Worth ISD will not be able to contact you if your contact information is inaccurate. Please verify and update your information as needed. Candidates who meet our standards will proceed to the next step in the selection process.
Lecturer, Assistant, Or Associate Teaching Professor Of Choral Arts
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY announces a search for lecturer or assistant/associate teaching professor, non-tenure-track, full-time, who will serve as Director of Choral Activities. The successful candidate will manage a choral ensemble of about one hundred singers, with a more select ensemble incorporated for certain literature.
Because a chamber orchestra is sometimes involved in concert performances, skill in leading an instrumental ensemble is essential as well. Also important is the ability to maintain a robust relationship with the Boston community and with chorus alumni, both of which are sources of supplementary funding for the Choral Society. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be an innovative and engaging classroom teacher, with the ability to generate new course content that encompasses experientially driven classroom experiences; possible areas of focus may include conducting, choral arranging, a cappella singing, integrated performance and analysis, and/or topics that integrate choral performance with music technology or music industry.
The assignment of additional, introductory-level courses currently in the catalog (e.g., “Introduction to Art, Drama and Music”) may also be expected. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education. The position has an anticipated start date of fall semester 2018.
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