PER SESSION VACANCY CIRCULAR (VC) NOTICE # 80: Teacher (Music Teacher Mentor) - OASP

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

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Music Teacher Mentor

Up to 12 Positions Total


Webinar-style online trainings; phone conferences; inter-visitations at mentor’s school, mentee’s school, and other NYCDOE schools citywide


New York City Department of Education licensed music teacher currently assigned as a teacher of vocal or instrumental music or teacher of music - general


  1. Holds active New York State teaching certification in music
  2. Strong musical, pedagogical, and interpersonal skills
  3. Strong time management skills
  4. Extensive knowledge of technique-building exercises and ensemble, solo, and chamber repertoire at a variety of difficulty levels for chorus, concert band, guitar ensemble, jazz ensemble, and/or orchestra
  5. Extensive knowledge of pedagogical resources, including those used to teach core music (aka general music)
  6. Effective or Highly Effective ratings in Advance for the past three years while teaching in NYCDOE music programs
  7. History of demonstrated excellence in preparing students for high-quality musical performances
  8. Ability to critically assess musical, organizational, and interpersonal challenges and identify and implement effective solutions
  9. Ability to work collaboratively with teacher colleagues and supervisors
  10. Demonstrated ability to be well organized and follow detailed instructions and procedures
  11. Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines
  12. Documented record of excellent attendance and punctuality
  13. 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
  14. 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. Maintain and document ongoing communication with assigned mentee(s) using specified documentation tools with the goal of one-on-one conferencing at least 2-3 times per month
  2. Participate in a series of online mentor trainings (webinars) and asynchronous work per the terms of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) mentor pilot program in partnership with New Teacher Center (NTC) in Santa Cruz, California
  3. Participate in classroom visits/inter-visitations to observe the mentee(s) and provide feedback and coaching
  4. Visit and co-observe other music teachers together with mentee(s) and discuss
  5. Review video recordings of mentee teaching and provide feedback and coaching using specified feedback tool(s)
  6. Welcome mentee into own (mentor’s) classroom to observe mentor teach
  7. Offer coaching, support, and insight to assigned mentee(s), as needed, per protocols established by NAfME, NTC, and NYCDOE
  8. Exercise sound professional judgment at all times and maintain a positive, respectful, proactive stance while remaining in accordance with all NYCDOE Chancellor’s regulations
  9. Submit activity logs and per session time sheets to OASP in a timely manner per specified protocols


July 2019 through June 2020

Weekday and weekend hours as needed, dates and times to be determined

(Up to 65 hours total per position)


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

Contingent Upon Funding Availability.


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.

Callie McGlone, Arts Program Manager

Office of Arts and Special Projects

4360 Broadway, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10033

Attention: Music Teacher Mentor

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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