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Choir Director

Coram Deo Academy

Christian. Classical. Collaborative.

9645 Independence Parkway, Plano, Texas 75025

Position Description

Coram Deo Academy is seeking a part-time Choir Director at our Plano, TX campus. The Choir Director is responsible for teaching techniques of vocal music expression, discovering and developing talents of students in the field of music, and developing students’ knowledge and skills in listening to and reading music.

Coram Deo Academy teachers are called to be models of what we desire for our students. They are committed to Christ, love learning, and strive to be wise thinkers and ethical servant-leaders. We see this priority of imitation expressed by the apostle Paul in Philippians 4:8-9, “Finally, brother, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me – practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” Teachers are to embody both the Spirit of Christ and the spirit of enquiry. They should be saturated with the Word of God and be able to think biblically. They should exhibit proficiency in their academic disciplines and demonstrate a passion for learning by their own study and reading, participation in school improvement and professional development. They should seek to cultivate wisdom and virtue in their students through pursuing their own wisdom and virtue with humility and repentance.

 

Expectations: 

  • Demonstrate the love of Christ and encourage students in developing a relationship with Him
  • Demonstrate Christian love, faith, truthfulness, and virtue in all facets of life and teaching
  • Demonstrate a Biblical understanding of authority
  • Demonstrate skill in training, instructing, and disciplining children focusing on the heart
  • Work to build the school community toward a love of Christ and one another
  • Commitment to Biblical peacemaking
  • Teach students in a manner consistent with Christian principles and classical philosophy and pedagogy
  • Communicate regularly with administration and parents, responding in a timely manner
  • Post assignments and grades according to school policies and practices.
  • Actively participate in faculty meetings and district meetings
  • Complete Coram Deo Academy’s Teacher Certification Program per policy and pursue additional continuing education requirements

Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach skills in music history, theory, and exploration in choral music (chorus, choir, choral ensemble) to students
  • Plan a balanced music program, and organize weekly class time so that preparation, rehearsal, and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time
  • Provide individual and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student
  • Utilize repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary, that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of students
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment during practice, group rehearsals, and music performances
  • Evaluate each student’s musical growth and performance, assessing each individual’s contribution to the performance of the group
  • Plan, rehearse, and direct students in musical programs for school and community
  • Select sheet music
  • Communicate with parents
  • Cooperate with school administration in providing musical programs for school productions, graduation ceremonies
  • Supervise students during out-of-classroom activities
  • Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs
  • Participate in faculty committees and sponsorship of student activities
  • Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and /or in self-selected professional growth activities
  • Participate cooperatively with the other music teachers

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Create lesson plans using the principles from The Seven Laws of Teaching as a guide
  • Maintain online grades per policy
  • Grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed
  • Observe and evaluate student’s performance
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom with a focus on habit training
  • Evaluate students’ class work and assignments
  • Prepare classroom and coursework materials, homework assignments, and handouts
  • Record and maintain accurate student attendance records and grades
  • Maintain a collaborative relationship with Coram Deo Academy parents using positive, proactive communication needed for this University-Model ™ approach
  • Create a vibrant teaching atmosphere

To apply for this job email your details to jennifer.schmitz@coramdeoacademy.org