2024-2025 Choir Teacher - Middle School

Dodge City USD 443 • www.usd443.org

The purpose of Dodge City music educators is to demonstrate a commitment to learning for all students by maintaining organized, child-centered classrooms, by presenting content-rich and standards-based lessons and activities, by meeting individual needs through the use of assessments and data, and by using a variety of instructional strategies that are reflective of current best practices and research.  

Staff members designated by the Board of Education, Superintendent, or immediate supervisor.

Required Certificates/Licenses/Endorsements/Registrations:

Kansas Vocal Music teaching license

Required endorsements


Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Music Education required

This is a contracted 9-month position eligible for district insurances.


 General Responsibilities:

·         Teaches skills in Vocal music appreciation, Choral Music harmony, and explorations in Vocal music.

·         Teaches Electronic Music.

·         Plans a balanced music program and organizes daily class time so that preparation, rehearsal, and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time

·         Uses various types of music literature that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of pupils

·         Oversees the storage and use of school-owned property, makes minor adjustments, and requests repairs to instruments as required

·         Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior that ensure an orderly, productive environment during practice, group rehearsals, and musical performances

·         Evaluates each pupil’s musical growth and performance

·         Plans, rehearses, and directs pupils in musical programs

·         Modifies teaching to meet individual student needs

·         Communicates high expectations to all learners

·         Seeks, listens, and responds appropriately to suggestions, requests, and concerns

·         Incorporates use of appropriate technology

·         Effectively implements the district-adopted curriculum

·         Develops lesson plans by incorporating effective lesson design

·         Uses a variety of research-based instructional practices and current resources that support instructional goals and student needs

·         Models and facilitates higher-order thinking, problem solving, creativity, and flexibility

·         Routinely integrates a variety of informal and formal assessments into instruction

·         Uses a variety of data in making instructional decisions

·         Makes students aware of assessment standards/learner expectations

·         Assists students in developing self-assessment skills

·         Maintains up-to-date records of student progress

·         Creates a positive, inviting, and safe learning environment

·         Develops, models, and practices procedures and routines

·         Communicates realistic and consistent expectations for student behavior and applies appropriate consequences

·         Demonstrates conflict resolutions skills

·         Models enthusiasm for learning and teaching

·         Treats students, patrons, and colleagues with dignity and respect

·         Maintains confidentiality

·         Uses monitoring techniques to facilitate learning

·         Demonstrates knowledge of how subject matter/disciplines are integrated

·         Communicates effectively and promotes positive interpersonal relationships

·         Demonstrates how subject matter is organized

·         Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers

·         Administers group standardized tests in accordance with district testing program

·         Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve effective participation in activities and learning experiences

·         Plans and delivers a program that includes demonstrations, lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities

·         Selects and requests instructional materials

·         Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day

·         Supervises participants after practice or events until their transportation home is ensured

·         Oversees assigned budgets

·         Supports the District’s educational mission for all students and implements all Board regulations and policies in a fair and equitable manner

·         Performs other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as the superintendent or designee may assign


Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general educational reports and regulations.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and individuals.  Ability to write clearly; keep detailed records; effectively produce reports, letters, and memoranda; and to carry out complex tasks.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.


Professional Conduct:

Employee is required to maintain a high standard of professional conduct.  Breach of said professional conduct includes, but is not limited to:  neglect of duty, dishonesty, engagement in acts that are contrary to district policy, unlawful activities, or any other conduct which is seriously prejudicial to the school system.


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is required to interact with staff and to meet demands from several people.  On occasion, the employee may be required to work extended hours.


Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.

Complete an on-line district application at http://www.usd443.org. We need the following documents submitted for your application to be considered complete and eligible to advance through the screening/interview/hiring process.

Dodge City USD 443

Benefits Information

Full Employee Benefits

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Employer Information



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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2112 1st Avenue
Dodge City, KS 67801

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