• High School Music Teacher

    Job Locations US
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/9/2018 12:00 PM)
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  • Overview

    Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) is a non-profit charter school management organization designed to significantly increase college entrance and graduation rates for underserved 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.


    • Leading an ensemble of 25-30 student musicians ranging from ages 10-14 years of age
    • Establishes performance expectations with students
    • Prepares students for 2-4 performances a year including a final culminating performance
    • Fosters a safe and nurturing learning environment
    • Maintains an accurate inventory of school owned instruments. Controls the storage and use of school-owned equipment and materials; makes minor adjustments and requests repairs to instruments as required
    • Program coordination. Work with teachers and administration to facilitate a rehearsal schedule, select diverse repertoire, and organize culminating performances
    • Continuously builds professional knowledge
    • Organizes classroom systems/procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning
    • Develops and maintains consistent lesson and unit plans which are aligned to national arts standards and common core standards for technical subjects
    • Establishes an environment where students are excited about learning and preparing for college
    • Prepares lesson plans for substitutes
    • Builds strong relationships with students and parents
    • Communicates with parents/guardian on a weekly basis
    • Provides continual assessment of student progress, maintain student records and portfolios, and complete assigned paperwork in provided timeframes
    • Conducts both student and teacher lead parent conferences
    • Collaborates with the Inclusion Specialist to meet the needs of all students
    • Attends and implements professional development training throughout and beyond the school year
    • Demonstrates support and knowledge of school’s goals and mission
    • Works with assistant principal and principal to ensure teaching methods are directed towards meeting and surpassing standards
    • Attends and participates in school-based meetings and activities
    • Is detail oriented when tracking students’ grades and attendance
    • 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. 


    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
    • Master’s degree in subject matter field or Education is strongly preferred
    • Must possess a current California teaching credential or be enrolled in a credentialing/internship program at a college/university
    • Solid knowledge of subject matter, including California State Standards and subject-specific frameworks and assessments
    • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data
    • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
    • Must be computer literate (MS Office)
    • Arranging skills for a variety of instrumentation is strongly preferred
    • Accompaniment skills (guitar, piano) are strongly preferred
    • Experienced in musical pedagogy and technique including Orff, Kodaly, and Dalcroze strongly preferred
    • In depth knowledge of a variety of musical styles and genres
    • Develops and maintain positive interactions with students and families
    • Program coordination. Work with teachers and administration to facilitate a rehearsal schedule, select diverse repertoire, and organize culminating performances
    • Facility with music software such as Finale is strongly preferred
    • A willingness to work in a professional learning community (PLC) with the visual and performing arts department
    • 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




    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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