The Boston Public Schools is expanding concert band to seven elementary schools next year and we have an opening for a full-time band and general music teacher at the Mario Umana Academy in East Boston! Apply on TalentEd here: This position is located a Spanish/English dual lanaguage school, so candidates who are bilingual and biliterate in Spanish are highly preferred. Boston Public Schools seeks an exceptional BAND/GENERAL MUSIC Teacher who is highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of teachers, learners and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers who desire to serve where their efforts matter. In BPS, the teachers and leaders are committed to the vision of high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools. BPS is a great place for those who seek to work in an environment that supports their creativity and innovation, and respects their skills and abilities as a teacher. REPORTS TO: Principal/Headmaster RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach: Band and Music Planning a comprehensive music program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students; Ability to accompany elementary general music choral performances through basic guitar or piano accompaniment Provide both small and large group instrumental brass, woodwind and percussion instruction through planning, implementing, and assessing. Prepare students for multiple school/community ensemble performances Engage in the 7 Forms of Bias Instructional Materials Protocol to examine song bank for bias Maintain inventory of band instruments and sheet music library Demonstrate successful teaching approaches in elementary general music approaches including Orff, First Steps/Conversational Solfege, Gordon Learning Theory or Kodály Strength in brass or woodwind family QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED: Hold a valid Massachusetts Teaching License in Music (All Levels). Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and "Highly Qualified" according to NCLB. Ability to meet the Standards of Effective Teaching established by the Boston Public Schools as outlined above. Education: Bachelors degree Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment. QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED: Experience teaching in urban schools. BPS values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages: Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali. In order to best serve all students, BPS prefers all core content teachers to be certified in their subject area and one or both of the following: Moderate Disabilities, English as a Second Language (at the appropriate grade level(s)). Strength in brass or woodwind family.