Head Orchestra Director Middle School/Assistant Director at High School

Dodge City USD 443 • www.usd443.org

Responsibilities: Direct the orchestra program at Comanche Middle School (6-8) and assist at Dodge City High School. 


Responsible for directing orchestral activities at CMS, including but not limited to:

select and prepare repertoire for performance in daily classroom rehearsals utilizing appropriate planning, pedagogy, assessment, documentation, and classroom management procedures for beginning string students;

schedule and present concerts (one per grade each semester, plus Pre-Festival Concert and Spring Festival);

communicate effectively with administration, colleagues, and parents

manage building instrument inventory;

complete minor instrument repair, and manage repair requests for major issues;

manage supply budget.

Responsible for assisting the Head Director at Dodge City High School, including but not limited to: 

act as lead director for one lower level orchestra;

assist in the organization and coaching of small chamber ensembles;

assist in one administrative area (inventory management, library management, or uniforms) 

Preference given to candidates that are lower strings specialists and/or have Mariachi experience. 


Bachelor of Music required, MM preferred

Kansas Secondary Music certification. Transferable certification from another state or willingness to participate in KS Transition to Teach program is also acceptable.

ESL/ESOL endorsement preferred

Reports to Comanche Middle School Principal

Apply at https://www.applitrack.com/usd443/onlineapp/



Benefits Information

Full employee benefits

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Negotiated Agreement - starting at $46 800

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6,850 students 443 certified teachers 1,300 employees (includes full-time, part-time, temporary, and substitute employees)

Finance: $70 million annual budget


1 accredited Pre-Kindergarten early childhood education center with Head Start program.

8 accredited elementary schools for Kindergarten through 5th Grade students.

2 accredited middle schools 6th through 8th Grade students.

1 accredited high school for 9th through 12th Grade students.

Alternative high school education opportunities with adult education opportunities.

To be considered all applicants must apply at http://www.usd443.org.


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Dodge City, KS 67801

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