PER SESSION VACANCY CIRCULAR (VC) NOTICE # 1430: Teachers (Principal Conductors for High School Honors Music Festival) - OASP/CIPL

  • Posted Date: Dec 1, 2018 Deadline: Apr 1, 2019

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Principal Conductor for High School Honors Music Festival (5 positions)



Grand Street Educational Campus 

850 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211

(subject to change)



New York City Department of Education licensed teacher currently assigned as a teacher of instrumental music, grades 9-12 preferred                                                                                               


  • Holds active New York State teaching certification in music
  • Minimum three years’ satisfactory experience coordinating NYCDOE high school-level instrumental and/or vocal music programs and organizing performances
  • Extensive knowledge of repertoire (ensemble, solo, and chamber) for chorus, concert band, jazz ensemble, Latin ensemble, marching band, and/or orchestra and associated instruments
  • Extensive knowledge of pedagogy/rehearsal technique and instrument care and maintenance needed for instruments in concert band, jazz ensemble, Latin ensemble, marching band, and/or orchestra
  • Effective or Highly Effective ratings in Advance for the past three years while teaching in NYCDOE instrumental or choral music programs, high school-level preferred
  • History of demonstrated excellence in preparing students for high quality musical performances
  • Ability to critically assess musical, organizational, and interpersonal challenges and identify and implement effective solutions
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational, administrative and communication skills (in speech and in writing)
  • Documented record of excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Strong conducting skills
  • Able to work collaboratively with teacher colleagues and program supervisors


Note: Applicants for per session employment who are not employed in the Department of Education’s regular school program or adult education program shall be considered for selection only if no qualified day school teacher or adult education employee is available.



  • Lead efficient, effective and engaging rehearsal and performance of the High School Honors Music Festival ensemble
  • Work collaboratively to prepare students for scheduled concerts
  • Assist program administrators with student recruitment
  • Oversee selection of repertoire for concert performances



Two dates in March 2019 (Exact dates to be determined).  Other weekday and weekend hours as needed, dates and times to be determined (Up to 12 hours’ total per position)



Per Session rates as per the UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Contingent Upon Funding Availability. (UFT or relevant Union/Organization).



Cover letter, resume, Application Form OP-175 (Available in schools and DHR website), and a copy of your Department of Education license must be received on or before April 1, 2019.


Mail to:

Callie McGlone, Arts Program Manager

Office of Arts and Special Projects, New York City Department of Education

4360 Broadway, Fourth Floor

New York, New York 10033


Attention: High School Honors Music Festival




If you have any questions about this activity, please e-mail: Callie McGlone at

Signature for Peter Ianniello

NOTE: Service exceeding the number of hours specified in Chancellor’s Regulation C-175 governing per session activities requires prior approval.  The appropriate Per Session Supervisor must make the request via the Per Session Service System and receive approval before the person can begin working in the activity. Failure to obtain a valid waiver may result in the withholding of payment for hours worked beyond the maximum.


It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.  For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.


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