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Cutter Morning Star School District (learn more)

Hot Springs, AR (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3087314
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: April 24, 2019

Job Description


Under the supervision of the Principal, the k-12 Music Teacher provides support to the instructional process by helping students learn subject matter and/or skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women. The teacher will lead students toward the fulfillment of their potential for intellectual, emotional and

psychological growth.



  • To communicate, collaborate and cooperate with colleagues, supervisors, parents, and students in a professional manner
  • To teach Cutter Morning Star School District’s approved curriculum
  • To be prepared to instruct all assigned classes at the designated time and place
  • To plan a program of study and prepare lesson plans and instructional materials that meet the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
  • To create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and abilities of the students
  • To encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
  • To guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and in harmony with the goals, establish clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects
  • To take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment and facilities
  • To employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided the needs and capabilities of the individual or student groups involved
  • To assess the academic and social growth of students on a regular basis, keep appropriate and accurate records, and prepare progress reports as required
  • To maintain accurate and complete records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulations
  • To identify student needs, make appropriate referrals and develop strategies for individual education plans
  • To communicate regularly with parents by means of web-based reporting sites, newsletters, notes, phone calls and conferences
  • To plan and coordinate the work of paraprofessionals, parents, and volunteers in the classroom and on field trips
  • To create an environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, interest centers and exhibits of student work
  • To adhere to all rules and regulations as stated in Cutter Morning Star School District Personnel Policies Handbook
  • To perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by employee’s supervisor, the principal, or the superintendent



Competency Statements

Knowledge of the schools and CMSSD policies and procedures

Evidence of strong commitment to quality education

Evidence of strong organizational skills

Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills


Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree with an accredited educational institution and endorsements in the areas of the teaching assignment. Other requirements per job description.


Certificates & Licenses

Valid Arkansas certificate/ license or alternative certificate/license for compliance with the necessary ADE requirements to meet the position’s essential duties and responsibilities.

Also the Vocal Music Certification.


Computer Skills

Ability to apply basic computer programs (spreadsheet, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, others) to enhance job performance. (Others could include e-School, HAC/TAC, NWEA, TLI)


Other Requirements

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the school community. Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication.

Ability to perform duties with awareness of all federal, state, and district requirements.


LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional documents. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and the general public.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to perform basic math operations to meet job expectations.


REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with situations appropriately to meet job expectations.



The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform with the essential functions.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories: Career Education > Music
    Classroom Teacher > Music Education
    Classroom Teacher > Music: Chorus
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Cutter Morning Star School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Nancy Anderson, Superintendent
    • 2800 Spring St
    • Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901

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