Orchestra Teacher

Category:  Hard to Staff
Job Function:  Teaching
Department:  Tri-Cities High


Supervises and coordinates orchestra activities; Supports each participant in achieving a higher level of personal skill, fosters an enhanced appreciation for music, and increases student musical capability through rehearsals and performances; Provides students with an opportunity to participate in extracurricular orchestra activities; Ensures compliance with all state and District regulations and requirements; Participation in approved orchestra performances in the community are also an expectation of this position

Essential Duties

  • Directs middle-school orchestra, or high school orchestra, including concert ensembles, and jazz program
  • Prepares lessons that reflect accommodations for individual student differences
  • Plans and uses appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned
  • Collaborates with Band, Chorus, and Drama teachers to provide students with integrated experiences
  • Conducts on-going assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing
  • Creates an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students
  • Provides for orchestra participation at extracurricular events, including concerts, football games, pep rallies, parades, and GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation and Solo and Ensemble events
  • Ensures compliance with federal and state laws and Fulton Board of Education board policy
  • Works collaboratively with feeder school orchestra directors to recruit and retain students at the high school
  • Compiles budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs
  • Coordinates fundraising activities and manages funds
  • Oversees process of cleaning, repairing, and storing all orchestra equipment
  • Accompanies and supervises students on out-of-town trips
  • Ensures all necessary and reasonable precautions are taken to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
  • Maintains emotional control under stress
  • Communicates responsibly with students, parents, colleagues, and school leadership
  • Accounts for student attendance and punctuality
  • Follows professional ethics in all work-related activities
  • Maintains professional relationships with colleagues, students, parents, and community members
  • Prepares adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent
  • Facilitates home-school communication by such means as holding conferences, telephoning, and sending written communications
  • Avoids behaviors which detract from staff morale
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited university in Music Education


Valid Georgia Teaching Certification in applicable field required, or must be eligible to hold a valid Georgia Teaching Certificate

Experience Qualifications

Minimum 3 years of successful teaching experience required; Experience at the high school level preferred


  • Ability to collaborate with staff in an extremely active performing arts environment is essential
  • Knowledge of overall operation of instrumental music program
  • Ability to manage budget and personnel
  • Classroom management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing

Working Conditions

  • Classroom environment

Physical Demands

  • Frequent lifting 5-10 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, bending, walking, and standing
  • Occasional stooping, kneeling, squatting, and reaching
  • Occasional exposure to adverse weather conditions
Posting ID:  30306

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