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Full-time Choral Director, Head

at Dallas ISD in Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area

This is at a 5A Active Choral High School campus. Please inquire with letter of interest.

Position Functions/Purpose:
To teach and develop the secondary choral/general music studies program in a secondary school.

Major Responsibilities:
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 vision, plan and expectations to students, parents, administration, and community.
Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment 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.
Conduct 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/General Music Studies.
Provide opportunities, register and prepare students to participate in district, region and state contests, including all required UIL and TMEA 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 and/or All State audition procedures, College Board AP Music Theory guidelines 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.

Salary for new teacher is $50,000 + CHORAL STIPEND and potential for Supplemental Pay throughout the year.

Qualification Requirements:
Must have experience or demonstrated desire to work in an urban school district.
Bachelor’s degree required.
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.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of pedagogical content knowledge in the areas of vocal pedagogy, choral pedagogy, sight singing pedagogy, music theory and/or music appreciation and the use of music applications.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of choral techniques diverse musical styles, age appropriate solo and choral repertoire, performance practices, 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 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.

Physical Demands:
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.

Work Environment:
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.

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).

Using Link – select the HS Choral application found in the Visual & Performing Arts section. (scroll down after opening link).

**In order to expedite the process, please have the following items ready:
1. Your College Transcript(s)

2. Certificate of Texas Teaching Credentials
(go to ) – download/print/scan and upload it into the Applitracks application.

3. Letters of Recommendation

4. Resume – current

5. References – at least 3 (a previous administrator as one is preferred).
New teachers – Supervising Teacher as 1 of 3 (the Teacher with whom you student taught).

6. (not to be included in Applitrack)
Any digital media/digital portfolio/digital video recordings of your work….

Position: Choral Director, Head
Position Focus: HS
ISD/School: Dallas ISD
TMEA Region: TMEA Region 20

Contact Person: Dr. Bradley Olesen, Director
Street/Number: 9400 North Central Expressway Suite 416 #8
City: Dallas
State: TX
Zip: 75231

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