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Full-time Orchestra Director, Head

at San Marcos High School in Austin Metro Area

This is a relatively young program that was re-established in 2011 after laying dormant since 1957! There are two middle schools and one high school, all with one full time director.

The high school position requires a dynamic, creative, and passionate leader to continue the growth and development of the string program for the campus, district, and community.

Located in San Marcos, TX, the community and district are incredibly supportive of the arts! This is an amazing opportunity to build an amazing program that is student and community focused.


1. Actively and energetically publicize program to recruit new string students; set goals and plan for future growth of program.
2. Integrate students from both middle school campuses to create a cohesive future high school program.
3. Plan a curriculum which incorporates beginning students with more experienced ones as necessary until instruction is available on all levels.
4.Plan and present public concerts in the schools, throughout the district and in the community at large.
5.Create a safe and positive learning environment for students in the program.
6.Plan, promote and maintain a professional and positive working relationship with middle school and high school administration and staff.
7.Work proactively and cooperatively with band and choir personnel to ensure the mutual benefit of all district music programs.
8.Provide feedback to students, parents an administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.
9.Provide feedback specifically to administration regarding growth trajectory of the program.
10.Solicit and actively coordinate the efforts of parent volunteer supporters.
11.Maintain a current and accurate inventory of all orchestra equipment and advise administration of needs in a timely manner.
12.Develop and maintain an orchestra library.
13.Actively participate in professional development activities.
14.Actively participate in professional organizations which foster and support music education.
15.Consistently demonstrate the following core values: personal integrity, high expectations and achievement, commitment, respect, dedication to teamwork and a student centered environment.
16.Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
17.Manage student behavior and administer discipline according to board policies, administrative regulations, and the IEP.
18.Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
19.Assist in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials as requested.
20.Establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents.
21.Maintain a professional relationship with all colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
22.Regular attendance; must be willing and able to report to work at designated site on a regular daily basis according to established work schedule.
23.Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
24.Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
25.Follow district and campus policy in assignment of meaningful homework, which supports curriculum goals and objectives.
26.Follow district and/or campus grading policy in the assignment of grades.
27.Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Position: Orchestra Director, Head
Position Focus: HS
ISD/School: San Marcos CISD
TMEA Region: TMEA Region 12
Salary Range: USD 48500 to 58500 per Year
Contact Person: Mrs. Denisha Jackson-Presley
Street/Number: PO Box 1087
City: San Marcos
State: TX
Zip: 78667

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Published at 05-27-2019
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