Elementary General Music Teacher

Elementary General Music Teacher

Elementary General Music Teacher

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Job Description

Education - Full-time

SCHOOL INFORMATION

 

NorthPointe Christian Schools is an independent Christian school formed in 1972 serving over 1,200 preschool through high school students from over 120 churches. NPC’s pairs academic excellence with a strong, Christ-centered environment to reach our mission of “equipping students to impact their world for Jesus Christ.” 

POSITION SUMMARY

Serve as the lead music teacher at NorthPointe Christian Elementary School and actively engage in NorthPointe Christian’s mission of “Equipping students to impact their world for Jesus Christ” by making music fun, engaging, educational, and glorifying to God. 

EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the School’s Foundational Statements and mission through word and deed.
  • Integrate Biblical principles and Scripture into daily activities.
  • Minister to students through prayer, encouragement, and wise counsel.
  • Follow safety protocols for where students can be and how to secure the building.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all matters pertaining to students, employees, and donors as outlined in NPC’s Confidentiality Agreement.
  • Be timely in reporting to work and when at work.
  • Carry out the procedures and protocols in the employee handbook and respect decisions made by leadership.
  • Maintain open communication with leadership regarding questions, concerns, and needs.
  • As a representative of the school, all written and verbal interactions with parents/guardians, co-workers, and the community must be professional and reflect the school positively. This includes one’s appearance, the content of the communication, and presentation of it.
  • Participate in required meetings, school-wide trainings, and events as requested by the administration and required by the State.
  • Maintain appropriate certifications and training hours as required.
  • Work constructively with colleagues and administration by building relationships, contributing ideas, listening to the ideas of others, and collaborating to best meet the needs of students.  

TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Teach general music education to preschool-fifth grade classes.
  • Coordinate and direct Spring and Christmas concerts.
  • Lead music for weekly chapels.
  • Lead fifth grade worship team.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for students in accordance with the curriculum goals and policies of NorthPointe Christian Schools.
  • Create and submit daily lesson plans every week.
  • Use class time well with activities that engage students’ attention and have a clear purpose.
  • Prepare lessons, units, and projects that are suitable to the age level and developmental needs of your students.
  • Define responsible Christian behavior for students, including guidelines and consequences for good and bad behavior in the classroom. Create and model an environment of respect and care.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Active Christian in agreement with and willing to sign the NorthPointe Christian School’s Foundational statements.
  • Able to pass required background checks and fingerprint screening.
  • Exhibit the verbal ability to understand the meaning of words, the ideas associated with them, and the ability to convey them to others clearly using oral expression and comprehension.
  • Valid Teaching Certificate.
  • Bachelor’s degree in music, minimum. Music Education degree preferred.

SKILLS

  • Passion and enthusiasm for music and worshipping God through music.
  • Knowledge of music theory and ability to teach it to students.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to teach students of varying age groups.
  • Successfully work with a variety of students, individually and in small groups.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here 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.

  • Physically able to:
    • Frequently stand and sit for extended periods.
    • Frequently use manual dexterity and/or mobility to grasp and/or manipulate objects, operate equipment, and move around the classroom.
    • On occasion, engage with students while kneeling, squatting, stooping, or bending 50-70 degrees at the waist.
    • Exert up to twenty-five pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
    • Perform daily repetitive movement of fingers and hands when writing and typing.
    • Read printed and electronic material daily. See with clarity objects using close, distant, and peripheral vision.
    • Sufficiently hear conversations in person and distinguish sounds clearly up to twenty feet.
  • Must be able to maintain the continuous safety of the students and respond quickly and appropriately to any threat to their well-being.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment is a standard classroom, gymnasium, and/or outdoor setting. The noise level in the work environment is typically moderate to high but depends on the student population and activities.

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