Classroom Teacher - Truth or Consequences Municipal Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Music
Job Title: Music/Band
Job Location: Hot Springs High/ TorC Middle School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Music: Secondary Teaching 7-12
Certificate: Music: Grades K-12 Teaching
District: Truth or Consequences Municipal Schools
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Telephone: 575-894-8166
Job Description:
 TITLE OF JOB:        Music/Band Director
QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Certification:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Valid New Mexico teaching certificate
REPORTS TO :            Principal
JOB GOAL:                 Direct and manage the overall program of instrumental music for the district. Provide students with an opportunity to participate in extracurricular band/choir activities. Plan activities to achieve district, region, and state recognition.
Program Planning
  • Direct middle/high school instrumental performers, such as marching band, concert band, soloists, and ensembles.
  • Establish performance requirements, enforce academic requirements, and verify each student’s eligibility to participate in band.
  •  Provide for band participation at extracurricular events, including concerts, football games, pep rallies, parades.
  • Arrange transportation, lodging, and meals for out-of-town events.
  • Comply with federal and state laws, State Board of Education rules, and board policy in the band area.
  •  Oversee band booster club, and support band booster club activities.
  •  Obtain and use evaluative findings (including student achievement data) to determine program effectiveness and ensure that program renewal is continuous and responds to student needs.
  • Recommend policies to improve program.
Budget and Inventory
  • Ensure that programs are cost-effective and funds are managed wisely.
  • Compile budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs
  • Coordinate fundraising activities and manage funds.
  • Maintain current inventory of all fixed assets within department.
  •  Oversee process of cleaning, repairing, and storing all band equipment.
  • Develop and implement plans for instrumental music program and show written evidence of preparation as required.
  • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for individual student differences.
  • Present subject matter according to guidelines established by CCSS.
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
  • Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
  • Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
Student Management
  • Apply and enforce student discipline in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
  • Accompany and supervise students on out-of-town trips.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
  • Maintain professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
Personnel Management
  • Assist with recruitment (if needed) selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of assistant band director(s).
  • Other duties as assigned.
  •      The employee is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms
  •      The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pound
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Board of Education’s policy.
Revised November 2013

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