Murfreesboro City Schools
  • 12-May-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Murfreesboro, TN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Murfreesboro City Schools

Music Teacher

School Personnel

Effective 05-2022


Credentials: Holds valid Tennessee teaching license with appropriate endorsements for services to children pre-school through sixth grade or specialty area endorsement appropriate to the position sought.


Other Qualifications: The music teacher must work cooperatively with children and adults; be able to successfully manage student behavior, follow directions; protect the confidentiality rights of parents and children; support child safety and good self-esteem; model appropriate grammar usage; communicate effectively; possess, use, and continue to develop teaching skills which result in expected student achievement. The music teacher must be punctual and consistent in attendance. The music teacher must dress in a manner appropriate to the profession.


Physical Demands: Must be able to see, hear, and move quickly enough to provide for the safety and instructional needs of children. Must be able to articulate clearly. Must be physically active and interactive throughout the school day (i.e., be able to stand for extended periods of time, stoop, bend, do light lifting, push, pull, step, and have good finger dexterity). Must have emotional coping skills appropriate for the management of student behavior. Must tolerate environmental smells and substances commonly associated with children and educational institutions. The person in this position may be exposed to bodily fluids and therefore need to use universal precautions. Must be able to lift students and attend to the personal needs of children and infants while in school, including toileting.


Essential Job Functions: The primary function of this employee is to perform teaching which results in appropriate student achievement and good self-esteem. Other job functions include:

  1. To contribute to the successful operation of the total school and system program.
  2. To appropriately represent the system and the profession to parents and the community.
  3. To follow the locally adopted curriculum guide/s for the areas taught.
  4. To accommodate for varied learning styles and developmental levels within the classroom/program
  5. To manage behavior in ways that maximize learning and the development of good self-esteem.
  6. To plan, prepare, teach, assess, adjust, re-teach, and re-assess in order that appropriate documented student achievement results.
  7. To participate in school and system sponsored activities (i.e., parent clubs, fund raisers, field trips, extra-curricular, etc.)
  8. To teach elementary general music curriculum aligned to state standards as outlined in the 2018 Tennessee Academic Standards for Fine Arts & NAFME.
  9. To provide learning opportunities for music ensembles, such as choral and grade-level performances throughout the year.
  10. To work collaboratively with music colleagues in district-wide PLC.
  11. To collaborate with core academic teachers in an effort to integrate and reinforce academic curriculum into music lessons as content allows.
  12. To take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  13. To actively pursue PD in music areas of pedagogy, teaching techniques, and technology as related to the field of music to provide students with a high quality learning experience (i.e. Orff schulwerk and/or Kodaly method certifications.)
  14. To comply with applicable local, state, and federal policies and procedures

Staff Relationship: Reports directly to the School Principal

Terms of Employment: 200 days. Local rate for salary and benefits negotiated annually by Board and Association. Exempt.


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