Teacher - Chorus

King William, Virginia
Jul 01, 2019
Grade Level
High School, Middle School
Job Type


The teacher is the primary instructional delivery person in the classroom. Student achievement and growth are primarily dependent on the work and efforts of the teacher. The teacher will direct and manage the overall chorus program of the district. The individual will provide students with an opportunity to participate in extracurricular choral activities and ensure compliance with all state and district requirements; will plan activities to achieve district, region, and state recognition.


  1. Must have a collegiate or postgraduate professional license or be eligible for a provisional license in music, Master’s Degree preferred.
  2. Minimum of two years choral instruction/direction experience preferred.
  3. proficient in performing music to support student performance.
  4. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, and administration; written and verbal.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Aptitude: Thorough knowledge of performance skills as they relate to providing music which supports a chorus program. Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the area of vocal music. Thorough knowledge of traditional musical styles.
  • Ability to play piano and/or keyboard.
  • Have a fundamental operational knowledge of sound reinforcement equipment.
  • Have a fundamental knowledge of other specific music performance related technology.
  • Be able to design performances and programs which highlight student ability as well as demonstrate growth of the music program.
  • Instruction: Effective use of questioning and discussion techniques; engages students in the learning process; use of assessments to support student achievement; and demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness.
  • Classroom Environment: create an environment of respect and rapport; establish a culture for learning; manage classroom procedures and student behavior; and maintain an organized and safe physical space.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Works well with others from diverse backgrounds. Focuses on solving conflict; maintaining confidentiality; listening to others without interrupting; keeping emotions under control; remaining open to others’ ideas and contributing to building a positive team spirit.
  • Experience: Demonstrated ability to successfully work with adolescent students and the public in a school setting. 
  • Language Skills: Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, staff or members of the community. Ability to draft simple correspondence and some routine reports. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Technology: Proficiency in the selection and use of software designed for assigned curriculum. Ability to utilize multiple modalities of music that afford students increased exposure to the genre.
  • Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to appropriately communicate with students, teachers, parents, members of the community and others including vendors, law enforcement and other agencies. Ability to exercise good judgment and work ethics.


  1. Develop students’ technique for choral performance.
  2. Design and implement a wide variety of appropriate instructional activities for students of varying abilities and talents.
  3. Evaluate student achievement and adjust instruction accordingly.
  4. Teach a variety of vastly different skills simultaneously.
  5. Effectively manage large classes of students.
  6. Organize and maintain a large inventory of instructional materials and music library.
  7. Plan logistics and transportation for events during as well as outside of school per year.
  8. Plan and organize concerts and other public performances.
  9. Prepare and produce concert programs.
  10. Logistics: arrange venue, transport equipment.
  11. Be responsible for budgeted and fundraised money accounts.
  12. Manage fundraising for music program.
  13. Maintain appropriate licenses as required.
  14. Comply with applicable District, state, local and federal laws, rules and regulations.
  15. Adhere to all teacher standards of ethics as established by the Virginia Department of Education.
  16. Other duties may be assigned as needed.


Working Conditions & Physical Requirements 
Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; show manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; to bend, stoop, climb stairs, and reach overhead.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here 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 the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment/outdoor activities. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

SUPERVISOR:  Principal

FLSA:  Exempt

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:       10-month contract (200 days)

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties that will be performed by this employee.  The teacher shall be required to follow any other instructions and to do any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or designee. King William County Public Schools reserves the right to update or change this job description and related duties at any time.


APPLICATIONS: Applications may be completed online at King William County Public Schools www.kwcps.k12.va.us.  Applications will remain active for one year.

BACKGROUND SCREENING:  The selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check (fingerprinting)

For more information please contact:

Human Resources
King William County Public Schools
P. O. Box 185; King William, VA 23086
Office: (804) 769-3434
Fax: (804) 769-3312
Email: tryland@kwcps.k12.va.us

King William County Public Schools does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or other basis prohibited by state law relating to discrimination in its employment practices or educational programs and activities, as required by Title VI, Title IX and Section 504.