Vocal Music Teacher, Grand Rapids Public Schools

  • Wednesday, July 06, 2022 10:41 AM
    Message # 12839787
    Hannah Miller (Administrator)

    Job Posting at Grand Rapids Public School District

    Maggie Malone has sent you this job posting.

    Teacher - Vocal Music

     *Now Offering $1,000 Sign-On Bonus

    Position Title: Teacher - Vocal Music

    Bargaining Unit:        Grand Rapids Education Association (GREA)

    Salary:                       Determined by the collective bargaining agreement and a comprehensive benefits package

    Earning Days:            Determined by the negotiated calendar


    GRPS MISSION: Our mission is to ensure that all students are educated, self-directed and productive members of society.



    The Itinerant Vocal Music Teacher is responsible to prepare students in vocal music in multiple buildings.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Essential functions under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include any of the following duties, knowledge and skills. This list is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by employees in this position. Regular on time and in person attendance is an essential function of this job. Other essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:


    • Responsible for developing a high-quality vocal music program using research based instructional strategies as the foundations for creating a successful music
    • Provide sound music instruction enabling all students to know and demonstrate the foundations of successful singing – proper posture, breathing, proper tone production, syllabic pronunciation, technique, etc.
    • Provide sound music instruction enabling all students to know and demonstrate the foundations of successful music reading/literacy - read the notes on the staff, identify the letter name, and match the pitch independently
    • Ability to teach diction and pronunciation in multiple languages
    • Provide rhythmic instructions so all students can count and clap rhythmic patterns independently
    • Develop lesson plans based on the music curriculum, the GRPS academic plan, support departmental goals, and students needs
    • Develop a plan for each to succeed
    • Differentiate instruction so all learning style are included, and every student is reached
    • Plan and execute performances including but not limited to, GRPS Choral Festival and Choral festival and Solo & Ensemble with Michigan School Vocal Music Association MSVMA
    • Communicate with feeder schools – elementary and high school to establish program articulation and successful transition for students
    • Evaluate student progress based on formal and informal assessment to inform instruction
    • Grade students and input the data into the computer-based grading program
    • Attend meetings and workshops to stay current with educational practice
    • Provide a safe, effective classroom environment that is focused on learning and student growth
    • Establish and maintain timely effective written/oral communication with students, parents, building and district level staff
    • Create and maintain positive relations with students, parents, staff, and community
    • Exercise good judgment implementing school district policies, procedures, guidelines, and law
    • Serve as a role model for all students and within the school community
    • Keeps organized classroom spaces, music library, student attendance
    • Work effectively with diverse students and staff of various backgrounds
    • Other duties as assigned

    This description is intended to describe the type and level of work performed by a person assigned to this position.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required to be performed in the position.



    • JX/JQ K-12 music teacher certification
    • Degree in Music Education with a focus in vocal music
    • Successful teaching experience working in a diverse setting preferred
    • Successful experience developing a vocal music program where all students read music and perform independently
    • Successful experience teaching beginning vocal students
    • Must have transportation to travel between buildings
    • Must be highly organized to maintain effective records for multiple buildings


    The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk, hear (in a quiet or noisy environment), taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust/focus. Traveling to multiple buildings per day. Moving classroom materials in and out of your vehicle multiple buildings as needed throughout the day. Setting up and taking down equipment every visit in every building


    The noise level in the work environment is usually loud to moderate. Work is performed indoors although there will be required outdoor activities. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of students.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to compare, analyze, communicate both orally and in writing, copy, coordinate, instruct, compute, synthesize, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, compile and negotiate.


    Grand Rapids Public Schools manages employment applications online.  Applications must be completed online at www.applitrack.com/grps/onlineapp.  No hardcopy applications/resumes will be accepted for this position.  Computer terminals are available in the GRPS Franklin Campus lobby from 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday-Friday, for applicant use (Monday – Thursday during the summer).


    The Grand Rapids Public Schools will not discriminate against any person based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, height, weight, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status.


    Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations: Assistance with the application process may be requested through the Human Resources Department at 616 819-2022 or humanresources@grps.org

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