Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree, must be eligible for employment in the US and pass a criminal background check
Hold or have the ability to apply for a California Technical Education Teaching Credential in Performing Arts with 3 years of work experience directly related to the industry.
Interest and willingness to work in a highly collaborative environment
Demonstrated commitment to the success of underrepresented students
Experience with teaching middle and high school-aged students.
Experience teaching a student-centered, inquiry-oriented, hands-on curriculum
Knowledge of and experience with project-based learning
Determine each student’s learning level and select appropriate music, books and instructional aids to enhance learning.
Teach skills in music comprehension/appreciation, harmony, and explorations in instrumental music and choral music.
Plan all lessons in accordance with OMI curriculum guidelines and update curriculum as needed.
Provide musical performances for assemblies, open houses, concerts, etc.
Communicate formally (report cards, conferences, etc.) and informally (phone calls, notes, personal contacts, blogs) with parents.
Maintain student records and evaluate each pupil’s musical growth, performance, and musical understanding.
Requisition musical instruments and instructional supplies as necessary.
Schedule required maintenance of school equipment/instruments.
Maintain care/responsibility for school-owned music, musical instruments, and equipment to prevent loss or abuse.
Arrange for an accompanist, if needed, and conveys information on rehearsals and performances.
Collaborate in setting calendar dates for all concerts.
Make arrangements for OMI’s participation in regional and state contests, if appropriate.
Establish and maintain a climate conducive to learning and handle classroom discipline following Positive Discipline guidelines.
Fulfill all other responsibilities as assigned by the Middle School Principal and the CTE Career Pathways Manager.
In addition to the specific tasks outlined above, it is the responsibility of the Music Teacher to:
Understand and support OMI’s mission and philosophy and to promote a positive image of the school.
Contribute to a harmonious school atmosphere by working cooperatively with colleagues, staff, and administration.
Respect the confidentiality of private information relating to students, colleagues and the general administration of the school.
Refrain from establishing close relationships with colleagues, students, parents or trustees that would compromise professional integrity.
Demonstrate responsibility and punctuality.
Display flexibility in responding to new situations and expectations.
Show a willingness to consider and implement suggestions for improvement.
Display a positive attitude and a helpful, nonjudgmental demeanor.
Model the character traits and values that OMI students are expected to embody.
Practice excellent communication skills
Emotional stability and physical condition necessary to perform the duties of the job class:
Ability to read, prepare, and proofread documents and perform assigned duties
Able to hear normal range verbal conversation (approximately 60 decibels) to exchange information in person and on the telephone
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to perform duties
Ability to communicate and obtain information in English
Able to stand, walk, run and sit; using fingers repetitively; use wrists or hands in a twisting motion or while applying pressure; use both hands simultaneously; have rapid mental or muscular coordination
Able to lift moderately heavy objects, have the ability to occasionally lift up to 5 pounds, frequently lift up to 5 pounds and constantly lift a minimum of 5 pounds; have the capability to push 30 pounds at maximum force and possess the capability to pull to pounds maximum force
Able to bend at the waist, kneel crouch, stoop, and reach overhead above the shoulders and horizontally; ascend and descend stairs
Able to work office machines and equipment in a safe and effective manner
Able to work in a wide range of weather conditions