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Founding Instrumental Music Director

Home Careers Founding Instrumental Music Director
Submitted: March 22
Closing: none


Katie Kruger

Phone: 6517964581


Location HOPE Community Academy
720 Payne Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55130
Categories Licensed
Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Minnesota Teacher's License Required
Work Commitment Full-Time
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Job Description

Instrumental Music Director

This position will be for the 2024/2025 School Year

• Provides learning experiences and teaches the course of study
• Design future course flow and offerings Instructs students in instrumental music.
• Prepares lesson plans and establishes course goals. Provides individual and group instruction designed to meet individual needs and motivate students.
• Establishes and maintains standards of student control required to achieve effective participation in all activities.
• Selects music and supplies for courses. Demonstrates method and procedure to students.
• Observes and evaluates students' work to determine student progress or to make suggestions for improvement.
• Provides appropriate instruction and activities for students to meet school/district policies, goals, and objectives.
• Accompanies students on field trips to concerts or performances or other types associated with musical performances.
• May specialize in teaching one or more areas of instrumental music, such as guitar, drumming, music theory, performance, and marching band.
• May direct planning and supervision of student contests and arranging of student performances.
• Communicates with parents through a variety of means in addition to report card cycles.
• Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
• Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive community performances such as parades, interest centers, concerts, etc.
• Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and/or professional growth activities and university courses.
• Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which s/he will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines.
• Selects and requisitions instructional materials; maintains inventory records.
• Cooperates in school-wide supervision of students during out-of-classroom activities.
• Participates in faculty and/or district committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
• Must be able to manage music supplies, equipment, tools and classroom, budget, and storage spaces.
• Must be able to do basic repairs of musical instruments.
• Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
• Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite characteristics of data, people, or things.
• Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving instructions, assignments, and/or directions from superiors.
• Requires the ability to ready a variety of correspondence, reports, handbooks, forms, lists, etc.
• Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, simple reports, forms, instructional materials, etc. using prescribed format.
• Performs other related work as required

Professional Accountabilities:
• Maintains professional competence by attending staff development programs, curriculum development meetings and other professional activities.
• Participates in various school events, staff meetings and extracurricular activities.
• Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or other appropriate administrator.
• Serve as a role model for promoting effective instruction and professionalism


• Bachelor's degree in Music Education, Performance, or related field; Master's degree preferred.
• Minnesota State Licensure in teaching in appropriate subject area
• Strong desire and commitment to working with diverse students and staff
• Ability and flexibility to interact effectively with students, parents, and other school staff, the administration, and community members of diverse ethnic/racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
• Have knowledge of best practices, instructional strategies, classroom management and behavior management
• Ability to plan and implement lesson plans base on school goals, as well as the objectives, and needs of students.
• Ability to adapt teaching styles to diverse student populations
• Ability to utilize computer and multimedia technology, as appropriate.
• Knowledge of classroom management and organization

Institution Description

HOPE Community Academy is an accredited, public co-educational charter school comprised of primary, intermediate, middle, and high school levels. The entire school community seeks to provide a safe and trusting learning environment where each student is valued and challenged to grow academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
The mission of HOPE Community Academy is to educate all students to the highest levels of academic and social standards with a focus on Hmong language and culture.
As a vital part of the total learning community, HOPE Community Academy is called to educate students in an atmosphere enriched by shared Hmong and American values . . . peace, justice, and respect for one another. The school recognizes that a child’s healthy development is dependent upon learning and living out those values.

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