PER SESSION VACANCY NOTICE # 126: Teachers: Music (Borough-Wide, Salute to Music Instrumental and Vocal Music Program) - OASP

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

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Music teacher for Borough-Wide Salute to Music instrumental and vocal music program (Up to 65 positions) and Piano Accompanist (Up to




Various citywide rehearsal sites in NYCDOE schools



New York City Department of Education licensed and appointed teacher currently assigned as a teacher of instrumental or vocal music, middle

 school preferred



  1. Holds active New York State teaching certificate in music
  2. Strong conducting skills
  3. Extensive knowledge of repertoire and music pedagogy
  4. Effective or Highly Effective ratings in Advance for the past three years while teaching in NYCDOE music programs, middle 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



  1. Demonstrated evidence of professional-level piano skills, including sightreading
  2. Demonstrated ability to accompany varied musical styles authentically and fluidly
  3. Satisfactory piano audition performance


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 of the Salute to Music Program ensembles
  2. Work collaboratively with teacher colleagues and supervisors to plan and coordinate program activities and prepare students for scheduled concerts
  3. Actively recruit students to audition and enroll in the Salute to Music Program
  4. Select repertoire for concert programs in collaboration/coordination with fellow Salute to Music faculty
  5. Take an active role in all aspects of student supervision
  6. Take an active role implementing/assisting with 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 Salute to Music Program Manager and select OASP staff)
    2. weekly updating of attendance records using OASP-specified electronic system (shared with the Salute to 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. developing and implementing rehearsal outlines and maintaining focus around rehearsal goals, in collaboration with Salute to Music faculty, shared each week via Office 365 with faculty, Salute to Program Manager and select OASP staff
    6. weekly distribution of MetroCards and monthly completion of MetroCard accountability forms, according to specified procedures
    7. reviewing several drafts of the concert program, performance narratives, and award nominee biographies
    8. semi-annual inventory
  7. Exercise sound professional judgment at all times and maintain a positive, respectful, proactive stance while remaining in accordance with all NYCDOE Chancellor’s regulations
  8. Ensure safety protocols are followed and building secured at the end of each activity
  9. If needed, serve as center director and assist program coordinator with administrative duties.Duties may include those listed in #6 above, as well as: maintenance of student permission forms, staff payroll, obtaining building permits, serving as a liaison to school sites, responsibility for student safety and discipline.



  1. Provide piano accompaniment and teach choral/vocal parts for weekly sectionals, full ensemble rehearsals and scheduled performances under the direction of the Salute to Music Chorus Director(s) and/or Program Manager of the Salute to Music Program, assuming conducting responsibility only as requested
  2. Work collaboratively with Salute to Music faculty to prepare students (chorus and soloists) for scheduled concerts



September 2018 through June 2019 – Saturday, 8:30am to 12:00 pm, other weekday and weekend hours as needed, all dates and times to be determined (Up to 130 hours per position)



As per Collective Bargaining Agreement or the most current contractual rate



Cover letter, resume, Application Form OP-175, 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

4360 Broadway, 4th Floor

New York, New York 10033


Attention: Salute to Music Teacher




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.


It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, 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.  Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 923, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at:  

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