PER SESSION VACANCY CIRCULAR (VC) NOTICE # 70: Teacher (Music Teacher, All-City HS) - OASP

  • Posted Date: May 20, 2019 Deadline: Dec 31, 2019

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Music teacher for All-City High School Chorus, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Latin Ensemble, Marching Band, or Orchestra

24 Positions


Various citywide NYCDOE school sites


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


  1. Holds active New York State teaching certification in music
  2. Extensive knowledge of and experience selecting and rehearsing high school-, college-, and professional-level ensemble, solo, and chamber repertoire, as well as extensive knowledge of instrumental or choral/vocal pedagogy, corresponding to one or more of the following ensembles (chorus, concert band, jazz ensemble, Latin ensemble, marching band, orchestra); teacher’s musical expertise must correspond to the needs of the ensemble(s) where vacancy exists
  3. Effective or Highly Effective ratings in Advance for the past three years while teaching in NYCDOE music programs, high school performing ensembles preferred
  4. History of demonstrated excellence in preparing students for high-level, high-quality musical performances, as well as engaging and retaining the majority of students in a sequential music program
  5. Strong vocal/instrumental performance and conducting skills
  6. Ability to work collaboratively with principal conductor, teacher colleagues and program manager
  7. Demonstrated ability to be well organized and follow detailed instructions and procedures
  8. Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines
  1. Willingness to teach weekly on Saturdays, per work schedule listed below, and to participate with All-City ensembles in several performances at NYC venues throughout the school year
  1. Documented record of excellent attendance and punctuality
  2. Demonstrated ability to communicate in a professional, clear, timely, and transparent manner, in speech and in writing, to exercise sound professional judgment, and to display professionalism, positivity, and respect in all ways at all times
  3. Proficiency using cloud-based Office 365 applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Forms

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.


  1. Lead efficient, effective and engaging weekly rehearsals of the All-City High School Music Program ensembles
  2. Work collaboratively with principal conductor and ensemble faculty to plan and coordinate program activities and prepare students for scheduled concerts
  3. Actively recruit students to audition and enroll in the All-City High School Music Program
  4. Assist with selection of repertoire for concert programs
  5. Take an active role in all aspects of student supervision
  6. Take an active role implementing/assisting with all aspects of rehearsal and concert participation, including but not limited to:
    1. regular updating of emergency contact information in the OASP-specified electronic system(s) (shared with the All-City High School Music Program Manager and select OASP staff)
    2. weekly updating of attendance records using OASP-specified electronic system (shared with the All-City High School Music Program Manager and select OASP staff)
    3. ongoing communication with students and parents (email, phone, in person) regarding regular attendance and punctuality
    4. weekly musical preparation for rehearsal, including thorough score study
    5. implementing rehearsal outlines and maintaining focus around rehearsal goals, determined by Principal Conductor in collaboration with All-City High School faculty, shared each week via Office 365 with faculty, All-City High School Program Manager and select OASP staff
    6. weekly distribution of MetroCards and monthly completion of MetroCard accountability forms, according to specified procedures
    7. reviewing several drafts of the concert program, performance narratives, stage plots, and award nominee biographies by requested deadlines
    8. assist in maintaining and submitting semi-annual inventory
  7. Exercise sound professional judgment at all times and maintain a positive, respectful, proactive stance while remaining in accordance with all NYCDOE Chancellor’s regulations
  8. Ensure safety protocols are followed and building secured at the end of each activity


August 2019 through June 2020 - Saturdays, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (Chorus, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band, and Orchestra) OR 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Latin Ensemble). Other weekday and weekend hours as needed, dates and times to be determined.

Up to 150 hours total for Chorus, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Latin Ensemble, and Orchestra. Up to 175 hours total for Marching Band.


As per Collective Bargaining Agreement or the most current contractual rate


Cover letter, resume, Application Form OP-175 (available in schools and DHR website), and a copy of your NYS Teaching license must be received on or before December 31, 2019.

Mail to:

Callie McGlone, Arts Program Manager

Office of Arts and Special Projects

4360 Broadway, 4th Floor

New York, New York 10033

Attention: All City H.S. Music Program Teacher

If you have questions concerning this advertisement e-mail Callie McGlone at


Signature for Peter Ianniello

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

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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