PER SESSION VACANCY NOTICE # 123: Teachers: Music (Principal Conductor, All-City HS Chorus) - OASP

  • Posted Date: Jul 11, 2018 Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Citywide, New York, New York United States

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Principal Conductor, All-City High School Chorus (1 position)



Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (subject to change)

35-12 35th Avenue

Queens, New York 11106



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



  1. Holds active New York State teaching certification in music
  2. Strong conducting skills
  3. Extensive knowledge of choral repertoire, solo voice repertoire, and vocal/choral pedagogy
  4. Effective or Highly Effective ratings in Advance for the past three years while teaching in NYCDOE choral music programs, high school 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. Ability 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
  2. Work collaboratively with assistant conductors and piano accompanist(s) 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, and performance time constraints
  5. Maintain ongoing communication with staff to plan and coordinate program activities
  6. Oversee 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 (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. setting goals for each rehearsal and preparing 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
    6. ensuring that all specified procedures are followed regarding the weekly distribution of MetroCards and the monthly completion of MetroCard accountability forms
    7. assisting 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
    8. 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. 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 27-30, 2018 (Camp) and September 2018 through June 2019 – Saturdays, 8:00 am - 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


Re: All-City H.S. Chorus, Principal Conductor




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

Signature for Peter Ianniello

Note: All per session vacancy circulars will be posted on the Division of Human Resources web site at: under "Per Session Opportunities”

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.


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