Music Teacher - Elementary School (.6 FTE)

Washington State
$46,016.00 - $86,733.00
Mar 27, 2018
Job Category
Grade Level
Elementary School
Job Type


Location: Elementary School

Term: .6 FTE Starting 2018-19 Academic Year

Qualifications: Valid WA state teaching certificate with Music endorsement and experience in teaching Music at the K-12 level.

Benefit Eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement

Salary: Per Washington State LEAP Schedule (Revisions may apply.)

The San Juan Island School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Maude Cumming, 285 Blair St., Friday Harbor, WA, (360) 378-4133. PO BOX 458 | FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250 360.378.4133 | SJISD.WEDNET.EDU JOB DESCRIPTION


POSITION SUMMARY: The position will provide quality teaching and learning at the elementary level by providing intentional instruction in the classroom. The successful candidate will implement quality instruction by applying professional development provided at the building and district level designed to improve achievement.

DESIRED SKILLS: • Ability to remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations. • Ability to perform a variety of specialized tasks, maintain records, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents, and school personnel; work as a team member; and meet schedules and deadlines. • Ability to use a variety of teaching strategies which may include cooperative learning, constructive instruction, or additional research based facilitation. • Ability to define excellence by standards of performance. • Knowledge and application of quality classroom based assessment practices. • Knowledge of the unique physical, psychological and social changes students experience and a desire to help them grow in these particular areas. • Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide variety of people. • Skills to motivate students, communicate with individuals from varied educational and cultural backgrounds, and direct and evaluate support personnel. • Skills in classroom management and organizational techniques.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: This list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. Depending upon individual assignment, the employee may perform all or a combination of several of the following duties: • Teach music appreciation and fundamentals of music through explorations in instrumental music. • Skilled in planning instruction incorporating elements of music appropriate to the developmental levels of students. • Actively involves students in meaningful activities designed to teach elements of music. • Provides experience-based instruction involving such approaches as playing, listening, moving, creating and performing. • Plans, prepares and presents music programs at varying grade levels during the school year. • Able to teach in a manner that causes students to experience the joy of music and to value the place of music in their lives. • Provides individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student. • Controls the inventory and stage of school-owned property; makes minor adjustments to and ensures that instruments are maintained and repaired as needed. • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment during classes. Group rehearsals and musical performances while ensuring that students enjoy music. • Selects and requisitions books, instruments, instructional materials and equipment; maintains required inventory records.  • Maintains positive communication with parents, other teachers, counselors and administration regarding student progress. • Works cooperatively with other teachers to integrate music with other curricular areas. • Maintains professional competence through in-service education provided by the district and in selected professional growth activities related to music. • Knowledge of Washington State K-12 Learning Standards as they relate to music. • Understands Elementary level students and has the ability to adapt instructional strategies and classroom management and plans to meet their unique characteristics. • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Successful teaching experience at position grade level. • Valid Washington State teaching certification with appropriate endorsement. • WA State Patrol and FBI fingerprinting clearance • I-9 Employment Eligibility in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using effective instructional strategies in Music at the elementary school level. • Knowledge of best practices in instruction and assessment, including assessment of student learning evidence. • Demonstrated experience managing and promoting positive student behavior at all times. • Experience/training integrating talented/gifted/special education students into the regular educational setting. • Training/experience integrating technology into the instructional program. • Demonstrated positive, willing attitude with mature and direct problem solving skills, and strong interpersonal skills. • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement, professional growth, and increased student achievement. • Demonstrated evidence to be an instructional team member, and actively participate in our learning improvement programs. • Demonstrated success communicating with students, parents and staff. • Ability to relay humor and positive regard to students and colleagues.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee is required to deal with potential stressful and challenging situations with students, parents and members of the community. The position may involve exposure to infectious diseases carried by children. The noise level in the work environment is acceptable to this particular environment and can vary depending upon daily activity but will remain within acceptable ranges.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Continuous (2/3 to all the time, possibly the full day): Talking, Hearing, Seeing, Handling, Fingering, Grasping. • Frequent (1/3 to 2/3 of the time or up to 5+ hours of an eight-hour day): Standing, Walking, Bending, Stooping, Crouching, Squatting, Reaching • Occasional (1/12 to 1/3 of the time or up to 2 ½ hours of an eight hour day): Sitting, Lifting, Carrying up to 10 pounds, Turning, Twisting, Kneeling • Rare (0 to 1/12 of the time, 40 minutes of an eight hour day): Climbing, Balancing, Pushing, Pulling • Not Present: Jumping, Crawling.

REPORTS TO: Elementary School Principal Evaluation: The Elementary School Principal pursuant to the currently established district procedures and evaluation criteria shall evaluate the Art Teacher periodically. The process shall include an evaluation of the employee’s performance of the above essential job functions.

Classification History: Updated March, 2018