Music Teacher – Sheridan, WY


TITLE: Music Teacher

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bachelor’s Degree

2. Meets allWyomingstate teacher certification requirements

REPORTS TO: Principal and/or Designated Supervisor

JOB GOAL: To develop in each pupil an appreciation of the art of music as

part of general culture; to teach techniques of vocal or

instrumental music expression; to discover and develop talents

of pupils in the field of music; and to develop knowledge and

skills in listening to and reading music.


1. Teaches skills in music appreciation, harmony, explorations in music, and in

instrumental music and/or choral music; uses the course of study adopted by

the Board of Trustees and other appropriate learning activities.

2. Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law

and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.

3. Plans a balanced music program and organizes daily class time so that

preparation, rehearsal, and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted


4. Provides individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the

needs of each pupil.

5. Uses repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and

contemporary, that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of pupils.

6. Controls the storage and use of school-owned property; makes minor

adjustments and requests repairs to instruments as required.

7. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to provide an orderly,

productive environment during practice, group rehearsals, and musical


8. Evaluates each pupil’s musical growth and performance, assessing each

individual’s contribution to the performance of the group.

9. Plans, rehearses, and directs pupils in musical programs for school and


10. Selects and requisitions books, musical instruments, and instructional aids;

maintains required inventory records.

11. Communicates with parents and school counselors on pupil progress.

12. Identifies pupils needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in

assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.

13. Cooperates with the school administration in providing musical programs for

school productions, graduation ceremonies, and civic functions.

14. Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities as assigned.

15. Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.

16. Participates in faculty committees and sponsorship of pupil activities.

17. Maintains professional competence through in-service education provided by

the district, and in self-selected professional growth activities related to music.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Approximately 185 days; salary and fringe benefits to be

set by the Board of Trustees.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be in accordance with provisions of the

Board’s Policy on Evaluation of Certified Personnel.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of the positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. Sheridan County School District No. 2 actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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