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Job Title: Choir Director

Primary Purpose:
Establish, direct, and manage a new vocal music program on the High School, Jr. High, and Intermediate campuses and provide students with an opportunity to participate in extracurricular choir activities and ensure compliance with all state, University Interscholastic League (UIL), and district requirements.

Bachelor’s degree in music from an accredited college or university
Valid Texas teaching certificate in secondary music
ESL Certification preferred

Special Knowledge/Skills:
Knowledge of the overall operation of a choral music program
Ability to manage budget and personnel
Knowledge of state UIL and TMEA policies governing choir
Ability to implement policy, procedures, and data
Strong instructional communication, public relations, organizational, leadership, and interpersonal skills
Willingness to advance knowledge by attending workshops, conventions, and staff development sessions Adept in vocal music pedagogy

Three years of successful choral music teaching experience is preferred, but not required
Evidence of successful field experience (student teaching)

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Program Planning
1. Comply with federal and state laws, State Board of Education rules, UIL & TMEA rules, and board policy in the choir area.
2. Establish performance requirements, enforce academic requirements, and verify each student’s eligibility to participate in choir
3. Assist in the development and implementation of plans for the expansion of the vocal music program and show written evidence of preparation as required
4. Recommend policies to improve the program

5. Establish a Choir Booster Club and coordinate activities that comply with board policy regarding booster rules and regulations if applicable
6. Support Choir Booster Club activities if applicable
7. Coordinate fundraising activities for the development of additional choir activities, festivals, and field trips
8. Plan/assist in the arrangement of transportation, lodging, and meals for any local or out-of-town events

Student Management
9. Apply and enforce student discipline per the Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook
10. Accompany and supervise students on in-district, in-district, in-town, and out-of-town trips

Supervisory Responsibilities
11. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
12. Administer and supervise the duties of any future assistant choir director(s)

13. Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, administrators and teachers
14. Maintain professional relationships with campus and feeder music teachers, colleagues, students, parents, and community members
15. Attend all UIL and TMEA region meetings as a representative of your campus to vote and voice concern or advocacy for sites, dates, and processes of future contests and meetings
16. Work in cooperation with the band directors and theater teachers to ensure procedures are being followed throughout all campuses

Budget and Inventory
17. Maintain a current inventory of all fixed assets within the department and report to the campus principal when requested
18. Help oversee the process of cleaning repairing, inventorying, and storage all choir equipment
19. Ensure that programs are cost-effective and funds are managed wisely
20. Compile budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs
21. Coordinate fundraising activities and manage funds

Personnel Management
22. Assist with the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of an assistant choir director if needed
23. Recruit, supervise, and evaluate private lesson instructors for campus

24. Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required
25. Obtain and use evaluative findings (including student achievement and retention data) to determine program effectiveness and ensure that program renewal is continuous and responds to student needs
26. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for individual student differences
27. Present subject matter according to guidelines established by the Texas Education Agency board policies, and administrative regulations
28. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect an understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned through the district curriculum and state standards in music
29. Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing
30. Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students
31. Actively participate in district and area music events, including festivals, Pre-UIL events, and UIL/TMEA events

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
Execute your assigned regular (daily) teaching schedule of classes 
Ability to maintain emotional control under stress 
Available to work prolonged and irregular hours 

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

FLSA Status:       Exempt