TITLE: Guitar Instructor
REPORTS TO: Director of Arts and Special Events
FSLA: Part Time; Approximate hours from 12:00pm to 3:00pm (Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri)
This employee is responsible for teaching weekly Guitar classes to 6th- 8th grade students, while also providing logistical support to on-campus performances (two performances annually). This instructor is responsible to contributing to our on-campus performances and events by providing artistic expertise relating to their field. The instructor will design lesson plans that increase artistic literacy for our middle school students while embracing the department’s mission statement in all aspects of decision making. This position may be combined to create FSLA Full Time status.
Duties of this position include but are not limited to:
· Maintaining classroom environment conducive to learning by utilizing approved school-wide classroom management techniques.
· Implementing a “Positive School Climate” in classroom discipline.
· Utilize the Arts Class Expectations and Behavior Agreement.
· Participating in the department’s uniform system of classroom rewards (Star of the Day, All Star Class Award, Spot Light, Arts Laureate).
· Discussing all classroom management concerns with the Director of Arts and Special Events while reporting any incidents to the appropriate parties to ensure that there is a positive learning environment that adheres to MAA policies.
· Follow approved schedules and procedures for starting and ending classes, and the transitioning of students.
· Understand all fire drill and lock down procedures.
Planning for Instruction:
· Design a program based on the Arizona Arts Standards and the needs of students.
· Preparing and implementing lesson plans for students based on assessed needs, Arizona Arts Standards, and in accordance with MAA’s philosophy and curriculum system.
· Contribute to the design and implementation of discipline-specific curricula and assessments.
· Submitting weekly lesson plans into planbook due every Monday.
· Have classroom/instructional area prepared for students prior to the start of class.
· Communicating accurate knowledge of subject matter in a comprehensible manner using language, style, and technology appropriate to the learner.
· Using the current references, materials, and technologies of the subject field in a manner appropriate to the developmental stage of the learner.
· Using appropriate assessment instruments pertinent to instructional areas to assess on-going student progress and mastery while maintaining required assessment documentation.
· Providing varied instructional techniques designed to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of the students.
· Taking all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, materials, equipment and facilities.
· Assisting in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations, and School Board Policies.
· Assisting in the selection of equipment and other instructional materials.
· Effectively utilizing volunteers and community partners so they enhance instruction.
· Coordinating with other school staff and teachers to maximize student learning.
· Ensuring that students are aware of and following REACH values and are active participants in Climate activities.
· Evaluate the student progress on a regular basis and providing feedback to students and parents.
· Assessing student’s arts engagement and participation for the purpose of providing feedback to students and parents regarding students’ progress.
· Establishing and maintaining cooperative relations with other employees.
· Assisting the Director of Arts and Special Events with establishing and maintaining open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning academic and behavioral progress of assigned students.
· Submitting progress reports and final grades in a timely manner for school personnel and parents.
· Bringing behavioral concerns to the attention of the Director of Arts and Special Events and/or the Behavior Intervention Administrator.
· Informing parents and the Director of Arts and Special Events if a student is at-risk of failure.
· Checking school email at least once daily.
· Checking school Mail Box at least once daily.
· Utilizing approved methods and forms for out-of-classroom referrals (office, medical, behavior, late-to-class, nurse, etc.)
Professional Development Program:
· Continuing professional growth through educational in-service, meetings, and required trainings.
· Providing for his/her own professional growth through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences and/or course work in the subject area.
· Performing other responsibilities, as directed. This may include lunch and recess duty.
· Planning and attending evening performances that showcase your students’ talents. This may rarely include weekend rehearsals or performances.
· Participating in the in-school staffing and screening processes as appropriate.
· Maintaining department equipment, materials, and inventories for the purpose of ensuring availability of said items.
· Maintaining regular attendance with minimal absences (Requests off may not be submitted the week proceeding a show or show week).
· Maintaining current Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance.
· High School Diploma, AND
· Bachelor’s Degree in subject area, OR
· Completion of sufficient hours of college/university level course work or previous job experience to be an expert in your program area, OR
· Arizona certification to teach in subject area.
· IVP Fingerprint Card