Teacher, Music - GVA Aurora Elementary

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Teacher, Music - GVA Aurora Elementary

Posted date
April 15, 2019
School level

Aurora, CO

Employment Type

*Position for next school year

Global Village Academy is an innovative charter school. Students learn core content through language immersion in their choice of French, Spanish, Mandarin, German or Russian (depending on the school). GVA is truly a "global village." Our immersion teachers come from all over the world, each bringing their unique culture and language into the classroom. United by a common core, students are challenged to become world class thinkers, capable of engaging ideas using multiple languages and cross-cultural perspectives, through internationally benchmarked curriculum spanning each language village.


The music teacher is responsible for developing students' understanding and appreciation of the art of music, including listening to a wide range of musical genre, periods and styles; to identify, promote and develop each student's talents in vocal and instrumental musical expression; and to engage students in music activities that encourage a love for music.

Essential Functions:

Develops and administers music education curriculum consistent with school and State Standards and objectives.

Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.

Develops balanced music program and lessons to organize class time so that students have adequate time for preparation, rehearsal, and instruction.

Conducts ongoing assessment of student musical learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.

Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, as appropriate.

Plans, coordinates rehearsals for, and directs students in musical programs and performances outside the classroom

Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.

Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.

Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to ensure a productive learning atmosphere during practice, rehearsal and performances.

Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.

Works with other staff to produce musical presentations for school, parents, and community.

Selects and requisitions appropriate music supplies and instrumental equipment, maintains inventory records, and ensures equipment is in good working order.

Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.

Knowledge of English grammar, word usage, word denotations and connotations, spelling, literature and other content areas taught.

Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.

Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.

Ability to play an instrument or instruments, conduct students in playing instruments as needed.

Ability to instruct students in singing, harmonization, and chorus as needed.

Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.

Ability to organize and coordinate work.

Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.


Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.

Colorado State Certification as a Music Teacher; Passed Praxis in content area.

Masters Degree preferred.


Successful prior teaching experience in music for the appropriate grade levels preferred.

The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.


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