Music Teacher

Employer: 
St. Theresa's Catholic School
Contact Name: 
Debbie Solcher, Principal
Email Address: 
dsolcher@st-theresa.org
Phone Number: 
(512) 451-7105 Fax: (512) 451-8808
Job Description: 

The School Music Teacher will plan, guide, and evaluate the learning process of students. This position reports to the administrative team, the president and principal, and has decision-making responsibilities within the framework of school policies, philosophy, organization, and curriculum.

Duties: 

Essential Duties
Provides music instruction to PK-8 grade based on TEKS.
Directs a minimum of two all school concerts per academic year.
Participates in Diocesan Choir Festival.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Provides music instruction to PK-8 grade based on TEKS.
Plan for instruction with logically sequenced objectives based on adopted curriculum and submit plans according to the school policies.
Provide appropriate material and resources for students to engage in learning.
Use effective instructional methods and models according to professional standard practice.
Use varied assessment tools to perform both formative and summative assessments.
Provide instruction and assessment for understanding.
Maintain current and accurate records according to school policies.
Practice positive, consistent discipline in the management of the classroom.
Communicate with parents regarding academic, behavioral, and safety concerns.
Knowledge of subjects taught, instructional methods and strategies, and curriculum differentiation.
Knowledge of child development, learning, and behavior.
Skill in pacing and differentiating instruction.
Skill in motivating and engaging students in the learning process.

Fundamental Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Support and uphold the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school.
Act as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church.
Able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form.
Able to work well with others in the school community.
Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format.
Skill in job appropriate technology.
Skill in critical thinking and planning.
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding school matters.
Skill in demonstrating professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits.
Skill in collaborating with peers to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in subject taught or related field from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country.

Experience:
Five years of directing children’s choirs and classroom music teaching required.

Certifications and Training:
Must meet the minimum requirements for teaching field as set forth by the Diocese and TCCED.
Must submit an Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) Application for Ministry within the first week of employment, participate in an EIM Basic abuse prevention training workshop within 60 days of submitting a complete Application for Ministry, and maintain EIM compliance during the entire term of employment.
Must meet staff development guidelines as set forth by the Diocese and school administration.
Must maintain membership in professional associations as applicable to position, such as NPM and TMEA.

How to Apply: 

Please mail resume and cover letter to Mrs. Debbie Solcher, Principal, via email (dsolcher@st-theresa.org) or to her attention at St. Theresa's Catholic School. The mailing address is 4311 Small Drive, Austin, Texas, 78730.