Create curriculum for and teach 5th-8th grade music classes. All 5th and 6th grade students rotate through music and those classes should serve as an introduction to music study. 7th and 8th grade students select an elective to pursue for the year and those classes form the Middle School Choir.
Create and lead an engaging series of performances and experiences for the MS Choir. Currently this includes a Christmas Concert and spring Pop Concert, as well as participation in TSPMEA events.
Work with the other music faculty and campus ministers to support our prayer services and Masses throughout the year.
In addition to these Fine Arts responsibilities, the Music Teacher will fulfill all the duties of a Middle School teacher, such as leading advisories, supervising field trips, etc.
Plan, organize, and lead activities designed to promote academic, social, and emotional development in a supportive and engaging learning environment
Create an emotionally responsive, caring, positive, and accepting environment supportive of the individual development of each child and family
Supervise young children and ensure a safe and loving environment including the ability to monitor and respond to events going on at all times in the classroom, outdoor play areas, and other areas of the campus
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students varying needs and interests
Attend staff meetings, serve on committees as required, seek and attend professional development opportunities
Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts or equivalent arts training with a degree in a different area.
High level of competence using technology
Experience in a PreK – 12 environment, preferably in independent schools is a plus
Strong references to convey teaching abilities
Successful completion of criminal offender record information and sexual offender registry information checks
Completion of Virtus: Protecting God's Children training
Current CPR certification
Excellent communication skills with attention to detail
Punctuality and dependability
Ability to maintain accurate records
Adherence to all personnel policies, procedures and rules contained in the Duchesne Employee Handbook
Treat parents as partners in their child's education
Maintain productive relationships with other Duchesne faculty and staff, working closely with other Department Heads where applicable
Maintain professional relationships with the Board of Trustees
Possess strong people skills in order to be empathetic to children’s and parent’s needs
Tenets of Staff Excellence
Duchesne Academy employees embody and promote the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education. As a staff of excellence, they commit to a personal and active faith in God, a deep respect for intellectual values, a social awareness that impels to action, the building of community as a Christian value, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom. As community builders, employees of Duchesne value and respect their colleagues, and they promote School goals and policies with a generous and positive spirit.
A Sacred Heart employee…
Demonstrates an understanding of Catholic Identity, respects the tenets of Catholicism, and participates in the faith life of the School.
Models acceptance of and respect for other faith and cultural traditions.
Values and encourages interactive service as a life-long commitment.
Creates an inviting environment which honors rigor and relevance, and promotes critical thinking, collaboration, and the creative use of the imagination.
Embraces the importance of the integration of technology within the school; supports and promotes the ethical use of all forms of technology.
Researches, reflects on, and adopts best practices to promote excellence in the area of expertise.
Continually seeks professional growth through self-reflection, observations, collegial dialogue and professional development opportunities.
Fulfills routine professional responsibilities in a thoughtful and timely manner.
Works in partnership and open communication with parents and colleagues to ensure the well-being of the school.
Contributes to a community culture that fosters thoughtful decision-making, honorable behavior, accountability, and a sense of hope.
Nothing in this Job Description restricts Duchesne’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position is at will, which means that either the employee or Duchesne may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (gender), age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.