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Mena, Arkansas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3758659
  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2022
  • Posted: January 14, 2022
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2022

Job Description

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Position Title:Vocal Music Instructor

QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Education with a specialization in secondary
vocal music education. An understanding of teaching and the duties of a teacher as an educational leader. Eligibility to hold a valid Instructional certificate as issued by the Department of Education for the state of Arkansas. Any alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find acceptable and reasonable.

REPORTS TO:Principal

JOB GOALS:Direct and manage the overall program of secondary vocal music for the district. Provide students with an opportunity to participate in extracurricular choral activities and ensure compliance with all state and district requirements. Plan activities to achieve district, region and state recognition. Plan for and administer the instructional program and classroom operation in compliance with instructions of the Administration, pertinent laws, state and federal regulations and the Board of Education policies.


The performance responsibilities of this position may include but not be limited to the following:

Come to work each day adequately prepared, both physically and mentally, to perform the following duties:

In conjunction with the Administrators and staff, ensure that the District’s philosophy of education; educational goals and policies are achieved
Ensure that State and Federal mandates are followed (i.e. affirmative action, special education)
Direct student vocal performers including middle school and high school choirs as well as secondary elite choir.
Establish performance requirements, enforce academic requirements and verify each student’s eligibility to participate in choir
Provide for choir participation at extracurricular events, including concerts, football games, pep rallies and community events
Arrange transportation, lodging and meals for out-of-town events
Participation in community engagement activities
Obtain and use evaluative findings (including student achievement data) to determine program effectiveness and ensure that program renewal is continuous and responds to student needs
Coordinate with administration to ensure that programs are cost-effective and funds are managed wisely
Establish a consistent classroom instructional schedule and maintain an orderly learning environment
Monitor the curricular program to ensure that it meets local, state and federal mandates and includes detailed assessment, promotion, retention and reporting procedures
Develop and implement procedures to maintain a safe learning environment
In conjunction with the Board, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, administration, and staff develop and implement a disciplinary policy that meets the requirements of all applicable laws and mandates while preserving the instructional integrity and safety of the classroom
Collect and maintain adequate record of student progress
Plans and coordinates student recognition activities
Establish high expectations and standards for behavior and performance
Submit required reports as established by the district
Provide orientation for new students
Plan for and supervise the activities of a paraprofessional, aide or volunteer if assigned
Maintain current inventory of all resources within the department
Assist in the supervision of the use of facilities by staff, students and community groups as appropriate
Maintain a positive school climate
Establish procedures for communication between and among the school, home and community
Perform other duties as assigned by the Superintendent and/or Principal

Physical Demands

Frequent travel to school district offices and classroom
Maintain emotional control under stress
Frequent district and occasional statewide travel
Prolonged and irregular hours
Frequent walking throughout various buildings
Often sitting at desk for extended periods
Standing for limited periods of time
Moderate lifting and carrying from 15 to 30 pounds
Manual dexterity to use office equipment
Repetitive movement of fingers and hands for keyboarding

Evaluation Criteria

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Board of Education policy on evaluation of Certified Personnel.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Classroom Teacher > Music: Chorus
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Mena 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.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Bridget Buckley
    • 501 Hickory Avenue
    • Mena, Arkansas 71953

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