PER SESSION VACANCY CIRCULAR (VC) NOTICE # 77: Teacher (Conductor, HS Honors Music Festival) - OASP

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

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Conductor for High School Honors Music Festival

5 Positions Total


Grand Street Educational Campus (subject to change)

850 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211


New York City Department of Education licensed teacher 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. Minimum three years’ satisfactory experience coordinating NYCDOE high school-level instrumental and/or vocal music programs and organizing performances
  3. Extensive knowledge of repertoire (ensemble, solo, and chamber) for chorus, concert band, jazz ensemble, and/or orchestra and associated instruments
  4. Extensive knowledge of pedagogy/rehearsal technique and instrument care and maintenance needed for instruments in chorus, concert band, jazz ensemble, and/or orchestra
  5. Strong conducting skills
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Ability to critically assess musical, organizational, and interpersonal challenges and identify and implement effective solutions
  9. Demonstrated evidence of strong leadership skills
  10. Excellent organizational, administrative and communication skills (in speech and in writing)
  11. Demonstrated ability to work well under narrow time constraints and to meet deadlines
  12. Documented record of excellent attendance and punctuality
  13. Able to work collaboratively with teacher colleagues and program supervisors
  14. 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

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 rehearsal and performance of assigned High School Honors Music Festival ensemble
  2. Work collaboratively to prepare students for scheduled concerts
  3. Assist program administrators with student recruitment
  4. Oversee selection of repertoire for concert performances


Two dates in Spring, 2020 (Exact dates in March or April to be determined)

Other weekday and weekend hours as needed, dates and times to be determined

Up to 12 hours’ total per position


As per Collective Bargaining Agreement or the most current contractual rate.

Contingent Upon Funding Availability.


Send application: OP 175, resume, cover letter, and copy of your NYS Teaching license by December 31, 2019 to:

Callie McGlone, Arts Program Manager

Office of Arts and Special Projects

4360 Broadway, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10033

Attention: High School Honors Music Festival


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

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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