#1052 Vocal Music Teacher, Hays Middle and Hays High School

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Overview
Are you looking to be part of a dynamic and innovative team of teachers who believe in their mission of serving every student, every day? Hays Public Schools is the place you want to be! We are looking for motivated educators who are goal-driven and steadfast in their approach to teaching content, but more importantly, in supporting each student to achieve their academic and personal goals. At HHS, we offer the autonomy and support to be your best self.

Another exciting element to this position is the brand new, state-of-the-art, comprehensive high school opening in Fall 2025. As it pertains to fine arts, the new school will include an 800-seat auditorium, with balcony, new rehearsal halls, instrument storage, large and small practice rooms. 

Position Purpose
We are seeking a passionate and experienced vocal music teacher to join our team, though teachers new to the profession are also welcome to apply. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to fostering a love of music and providing a supportive and inspiring environment for students to develop their musical talents.

Essential Functions

  • The successful candidate will have a home base at Hays Middle School and will also assist at Hays High School and serve as part of a co-teaching team to work with students from beginning choir to their senior year. Each of the music positions in the secondary schools have two teachers for orchestra, band, and vocal music between grades 6-12.
  • Conduct rehearsals and performances for various ensembles, to include but not limited to 6th grade choir, combined 7th and 8th grade choir and Hays High School Concert Choir. There is a tradition of a select middle school ensemble that rehearses before school. Teachers have the autonomy to bring new ideas and performance opportunities to our students and community.
  • Provide individual and group instruction to students on vocal music techniques, music theory, and ensemble skills.
  • Collaborate with other music educators and school staff to coordinate performances, competitions, and events.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that promotes teamwork, discipline, and artistic expression.
  • Manage equipment, inventory, and budget.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs.
  • Continue to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops, or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Organize and maintain a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourage parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensure that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Coordinate with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.

Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
        
Equipment
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone. 

Travel Requirements
Travel to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Works in standard office and school building environments.
           
Certification/License:

  • Kansas State Certification as an Music Teacher.

Education:

  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.

Experience:
Successful prior teaching experiences in music a plus but not necessary.
 
FLSA Status:       Exempt

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