Music Teacher

US-CA-Los Angeles
1 week ago
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Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) is a non-profit charter school management organization designed to significantly increase college entrance and graduation rates for under served students in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.
Our mission at PUC Schools is to develop and manage high quality charter schools in densely populated urban communities with overcrowded and low achieving schools. We create school programs and cultures that result in college graduation for all students. We uplift and revitalize communities through the development of educational and other supportive partnerships.


Job Purpose
The ideal Music Teacher wholeheartedly believes in and is passionate about the mission and commitments of PUC Schools and exhibits this through their development, reflection, execution of school culture, implementation of student rigor and proven results of student success


Music Experience, Education & Skills Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Master’s degree in subject matter field or Education is strongly preferred
  • Candidate must posses a current California credential in Single Subject Music Credential with a Bilingual Authorization in Spanish/Mandarin or be eligible to transfer out of state credential to CA or be currently enrolled in a Single Subject Music credentialing program where you will earn a CA credential with a Bilingual Authorization in Spanish/Mandarin by the start of the school year. Candidates may also be intern eligible (please check your college/university for requirements).
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
  • Must be computer literate (MS Office)
  • A willingness to work in a professional learning community (PLC) with the Visual and Performing Arts department.
  • Solid knowledge of California VAPA State Standards and subject specific frameworks
  • Experience instructing music students of varying ages and skill levels
  • Program coordination. Work with music directors to facilitate a rehearsal schedule, select adventurous repertoire, and organize culminating performances
  • Regular attendance, dependability and punctuality in conformance with the standards is essential to the successful performance of this position.
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.   

Candidates will be selected based on expertise in one or all of the following areas: 

  • Teach knowledge and skills associated with vocal and/or instrumental music, as well as a general understanding of music appreciation and music harmony.
  • Teach knowledge and skills in the field of music, which may include general, instrumental, or choral music to students.
  • Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations and the ability to make qualitative judgments about music.
  • Instruct students in the proper care and use of instruments and equipment.
  • Organize storage of instruments.
  • Control use of materials and instruments to prevent loss and abuse.
  • Plan a balanced music program and organize class time so preparation, rehearsal, and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted class time.
  • Utilize repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary, that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of students.
  • Plan rehearsals and direct pupils in musical programs for school and community.
  • Plan performances with aspects of music  and performance skills necessary for a performance/chorus
  • Evaluate each pupil’s musical growth and performance, assessing each individual’s contribution to the performance group.
  • Cooperate with school administration in providing musical programs for school productions, graduation ceremonies and civic functions.
  • Provide individual or small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
  • Encourage pupils to develop individual musical skills to the greatest extent possible.



Essential Duties and responsibilities, listed but not limited, below:

  • Fosters a safe and nurturing learning environment
  • Positive interactions with students and families
  • Continuously builds professional knowledge
  • Organizes classroom systems/procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning
  • Develops and maintains IATs (lesson plans)
  • Establishes an environment where students are excited about learning and preparing for college
  • Develops lesson plans according to the California state standards
  • Prepares lesson plans for substitutes
  • Builds strong relationships with students and parents
  • Communicates with parents/guardians on a weekly basis
  • Identifies student's areas for improvement and is able to work with the student and family and internal resources to suggest options for improvement
  • Provides continual assessment of student progress, maintain student records and portfolios, and complete assigned paperwork in provided time-frames.
  • Conducts both student and teacher lead parent conferences
  • Collaborates with the Resource Specialist to meet the needs of all students
  • Attends and participates in Academic Success Team, Parent/Teacher Advisory Council, and other school based meetings and activities
  • Performs disseminated leadership duties
  • Attends and implements professional development training throughout and beyond the school year
  • Demonstrates support and knowledge of school's goals and mission
  • Works with the principal and assistant principal to ensure teaching methods are directed towards meeting and surpassing the standards
  • Attends and participates in school-based meetings and activities
  • Special assignments as assigned throughout the year
  • Is detail oriented when tracking students' grades, attendance, etcetera
  • 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. Occasionally required to kneel, climb and reach with hands and arms above shoulder level, lift up to 30 pounds. To bend, sit, stand, squat, stoop, walk, push, pull, and reach with hands and arms at shoulder level or below. Always required to wear the appropriate safety equipment for the task, which may include gloves, goggles, aprons, belts, etc.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary Scale for pay
  • Full benefits are offered (medical, dental, vision, and life)
  • Voluntary benefits are offered to all employees

 This position can possibly be part-time or full-time and can be taught in either English or Spanish based on the skills and qualifications of the candidate. 


DISCLAIMER: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required. Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the Institution and its employees.



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