Please apply via Job ID 2946561 Job Description: Band Instrument Specialist and High School Band Director SPS MUSIC DEPT MISSION STATEMENT: As Music Educators, it is our mission to inspire and guide every student in active music making through the use of a sequential and creative curriculum that nurtures the human spirit and promotes cultural understanding. The Band Instrument Specialist and High School Band Director position encompasses the preparation, practice and performance of instrumental music from grades four to twelve. The instructor is tasked with inspiring, exposing and guiding students to fully participate in active music making through instrumental music. The instructor is tasked with partnering with students, faculty, administration and community members in providing a vibrant and rigorous atmosphere where all students can be musically literate and expressive. The instructor will be a motivating force in his/her student’s lives and teach social and emotional elements through the instruction and performance of music. Qualifications • Bachelors or higher level degree in Music Education • MA DESE Certification in Music Education K-12 • Strong communication skills, both oral and written • Exemplary interpersonal communications skills that establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents and members of the community • Thorough intermediate to advanced knowledge of band/percussion instruments and pedagogy associated with effective instruction • Proficiency in multi-cultural music genres and traditional genres • Commitment to changing lives through music education Reports to: Richard G. Saunders, Director of Music Somerville Public Schools Areas of Responsibility: • Planning, implementation, and assessment of instruction (aligned to Somerville’s Learning Objectives and Curriculum) for band students in grades four through twelve. • Recruitment and retention of students • Procurement, distribution and maintenance of instruments • Publicity and promotion of public performances • Student motivation, conduct and discipline • Maintaining alumni relationships • Coordination of events and learning opportunities with partners including “School of Honk” the annual “Honkfest” and El Sistema Somerville • Coordination, communication and collaboration with music department colleagues • Instructs and plans High School Marching Band/ Concert Band program to include: a) Summer Mini-Band Camp (3 days) b) Rehearsals for annual Homecoming Field Show c) One yearly adjudication d) One yearly high school field trip (overnight with cultural experience and performance component) e) Minimum of 6 football game performances f) Participation in annual Memorial Day Parade g) Participation in annual Greek Parade h) Other civic duties to include: Mayoral Inauguration or other events i) Trips to elementary schools for performances and recruitment j) Annual Somerville Christmas Tree Lighting k) Performances at Class Day and High School Graduation l) Other performances to be determined by administration m) Ordering, maintenance and storage of band uniforms n) Collaboration with All City Middle School program o) Creation of mentorship opportunities for High School Students • Organizes and leads after-school practice sessions in preparation for field show • Coordinates the marching program with: Percussion Instructor, Assistant Band Directors, Color Guard and other faculty members • Maintenance of Band Music Library • Maintains a clean and orderly band room and storage room • Complies with and supports all District regulations and policies • Develops a Band-Parent booster organization • Contributes to building newsletters • Communicates quarterly with band parents via a newsletter • Sets up and maintains a professional website

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