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Music Teacher

Position Title: Music Teacher (Full-time Classroom Teacher)

Date Posted: June 2021

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports To: School Principal

Position Overview and Qualifications:

Cornerstone Christian Academy is seeking a Music teacher to join our staff beginning at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Responsible for teaching music education to students in grades K-8, the ideal candidate will help students grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music. The Music teacher will utilize planned experiences including singing, movement, playing instruments, listening, and performing other related activities. This position also assists school staff in the improvement and appreciation of music instruction. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university — preferably in education — is required at minimum.

All Cornerstone teachers are required to profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Candidates should demonstrate Christian character, love for children, collaborative spirit, and the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, co-workers, and all school constituents.

Instructional Responsibilities:

The Music Teacher is expected to:

  • Teach skills in music understanding/appreciation, harmony, explorations in music and choral music to K-8 students.
  • Direct and play accompaniment for the school choirs (Voices In Praise Choir and Joyful Noise Choir.)
  • Assist School Chaplain with weekly Chapel Services.
  • Plan/execute a balanced music program and organize class time so that preparation, rehearsal, and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time.
  • Provide individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the music curriculum to the needs of each student.
  • Encourage students to develop individual musical skills to the greatest extent possible.
  • Utilize repertoire of all types of music literature—including traditional and contemporary—that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of pupils.
  • Maintain care/responsibility for school-owned music, musical instruments, and equipment to prevent loss or abuse. Make minor adjustments and request repairs to instruments as required.
  • Evaluate each pupil’s musical growth, performance, and musical understanding. Assess each individual’s contribution to the performance of the group.
  • Select appropriate music, books and instructional aides to enhance learning and requisitions musical instruments and instructional supplies as necessary.
  • Communicate with parents and school staff on individual student’s progress.
  • Plan and direct annual Spring and Christmas shows, and musical components of Graduation ceremonies.

Non-Instructional Responsibilities:

All Cornerstone Christian Academy teachers are expected to:

  • Know and adhere to the policies and procedures in the Cornerstone Christian Academy Employee Handbook and Faculty and Staff Handbook.
  • Maintain respect for—and appropriate relationships with—every student.
  • Establish and maintain regular contact and communication with parents.
  • Maintain daily oversight of student discipline, preparing written reports as required.
  • Maintain accurate attendance and grade records.
  • Maintain oversight of student health and safety, including before and after school yard duty.
  • Maintain a clean, attractive, and well-ordered classroom.
  • Model the school-wide principles to (1) Respect and celebrate yourself, (2) Respect and celebrate others, (3) Come prepared and willing to serve/learn, and (4) Keep our environment safe and clean.
  • Model a consistent faith and daily walk with Jesus Christ in attitude, speech, character, and quality of work.
  • Attend all-school programs (e.g. Back to School Night)

Professional Responsibilities:

All Cornerstone Christian Academy teachers are expected to:

  • Hold—or obtain within two (2) years of employment—certification with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
  • Identify and/or participate in opportunities for professional growth.
  • Attend teacher in-service days and bi-weekly faculty meetings.

Interested candidates are to send a letter of interest and current resume to: