PER SESSION VACANCY NOTICE # 125: Teacher (as Music Teacher Mentor) - OASP

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

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Music Teacher Mentor (Up to 10 positions)



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



  1. Holds active New York State teaching certification in music
  2. Strong musical, pedagogical, and interpersonal skills
  3. 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
  4. Extensive knowledge of pedagogical resources, including those used to teach core music (aka general music)
  5. Effective or Highly Effective ratings in Advance for the past three years while teaching in NYCDOE music programs
  6. History of demonstrated excellence in preparing students for high quality musical performances
  7. Ability to critically assess musical, organizational, and interpersonal challenges and identify and implement effective solutions
  8. Ability to work collaboratively with teacher colleagues and supervisors
  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. Maintain ongoing communication with assigned mentee(s) 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 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
  6. Welcome mentee into own (mentor’s) classroom to observe mentor teach
  7. Offer coaching, support, and insight to assigned mentee(s), as needed
  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


WORK SCHEDULE:                            

July 2018 through June 2019

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

(Up to 125 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:  Music Teacher Mentor



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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