PER SESSION VACANCY NOTICE # 116: Teachers (as Co-Principal Conductors, All-City High School Concert Band) - OASP

  • Posted Date: Aug 17, 2018 Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Citywide, New York United States

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(Subject to Funding Availability)



Co-Principal Conductor, All-City High School Concert Band (2 positions)



Grand Street Educational Campus (subject to change)

850 Grand Street

Brooklyn, NY, 11211



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



  1. Holds active New York State teaching certification in music
  2. Strong conducting skills
  3. Extensive knowledge of concert band repertoire, solo wind & percussion repertoire, and concert band/wind & percussion pedagogy
  4. Effective or Highly Effective ratings in Advance for the past three years while teaching in NYCDOE instrumental music programs, high school band preferred
  5. History of demonstrated excellence in preparing students for high quality musical performances
  6. Ability to critically assess musical, organizational, and interpersonal challenges and identify and implement effective solutions
  7. Able to work collaboratively with teacher colleagues and program supervisors
  8. Demonstrated evidence of strong leadership skills
  9. Demonstrated ability to be well organized and follow detailed instructions and procedures
  10. Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines
  11. Documented record of excellent attendance and punctuality
  12. Demonstrated ability to communicate in a professional, clear, and transparent manner, in speech and in writing
  13. 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 in collaboration with   fellow co-principal conductor

2.       Work collaboratively with fellow co-principal conductor and assistant conductors to prepare students for scheduled concerts

3.       Actively recruit students to audition and enroll in the All-City High School Music Program

4.       Select appropriate repertoire for concert performances while mindful of students’ musical skills, purpose/context of each performance, performance time constraints, and repertoire under consideration by fellow co-principal conductor

5.       Maintain ongoing communication fellow co-principal conductor and staff to plan and coordinate program activities

6.       As shared leadership responsibility with fellow co-principal conductor, oversee all aspects of rehearsal and concert participation, including but not limited to:

  • regular updating of emergency contact information in the OASP-specified electronic system for emergency contact information collection and storage (shared with the All-City High School Music Program Manager and select OASP staff)
  • weekly updating of attendance records using OASP-specified electronic system (shared with the All-City High School Music Program Manager and select OASP staff)
  • ongoing communication with students and parents (email, phone, in person) regarding regular attendance and punctuality
  • weekly musical preparation for rehearsal, including thorough score study
  • conferring with fellow co-principal conductor to set goals for each rehearsal and prepare a rehearsal outline 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
  • ensuring that all specified procedures are followed regarding the weekly distribution of MetroCards and the monthly completion of MetroCard accountability forms
  • assist All-City High School Music Program Manager in securing rehearsal site building permits, serving as liaison between program administrators, custodial staff and school site administration
  • submitting and reviewing several drafts of the concert program, performance narratives, and award nominee biographies

7.       Maintain and submit semi-annual record of inventory

8.       Coordinate with fellow co-principal conductor to oversee timely distribution, collection and submission of payroll and related staff records to All-City High School Music Program Manager

9.       Assume responsibility for all students in matters related to student safety and discipline

10.    Exercise sound professional judgment at all times and maintain a positive, respectful, proactive stance while remaining in accordance with all NYCDOE Chancellor’s regulations

11.    Ensure safety protocols are followed and building secured at the end of each activity


WORK SCHEDULE:                                

August 2018 through June 2019 – Saturdays, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

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

(Up to 160 hours’ total per position)



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 Department of Education license must be received on or before May 31, 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: All-City Principal Conductor (Concert Band)




If you have questions concerning this advertisement, 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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