Instructional Coordinator Music

    Austin Independent School District
    Austin, TX
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Instructional Coordinator Music JobID: 33555
  • Position Type:
    05 - Administration: Central Office/Coordinator
  • Date Posted:
  • Location:
    Performing Arts Center
  • Date Available:
  • For Fiscal Year:
    2020-2021 Additional Information: Show/Hide

    Position requires a Bachelor's degree in Music Education or program area required; Master's degree preferred. A valid Texas All Level Music teaching certificate and Mid-Management certificate are required. This position requires five (5) years of successful teaching experience in Music with specialized training in instructional practices and techniques.


    This position requires deep technical knowledge of curriculum and program area, knowledge of District, State, and Federal policies, rules, and regulations as they relate to the curriculum or program, and training and experience in curriculum and program development. This position requires deep knowledge and understanding of University Interscholastic League (UIL) rules, Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) guidelines, and Texas Education Agency (TEA) regulations. Employees in this position must be able to read, write, and speak/communicate in English in order to receive and to provide work-related information in a timely manner to other employees, supervisors, principals, school personnel, volunteers and where appropriate, visitors parents and students.


    Incumbent performs administrative work at the district level and has responsibility for the development, implementation, and evaluation of elementary music curriculum and secondary choral music curriculum. Incumbent has broad administrative control over the activity of a district-wide fine arts curriculum and programs, and provides instruction and technical supervision for principals, teachers, staff, and participants. Incumbent utilizes judgment in developing curriculum, programs and in performing appraisals of teachers. Incumbent is to be a teacher of teachers, mentor, resource, and supporter of the vocal division and elementary music.

    • Develops and improves curriculum and program through research, selection, and development of materials used at various grade levels for the academic curriculum and special programs.
    • Provides teacher, specialist, and staff development sessions in order to establish objectives and goals, derive and implement strategies, identify needs and develop methodologies to meet those needs, establish presentation styles, enhance classroom management, and utilize the teachers and specialists for problem solving and decision making.
    • Participates in campus visits and meetings to provide guidance and feedback to the teachers and specialists, the presentation of the developed material, and the substance of the curriculum and program. Provides feedback and technical and content assistance to the teachers and specialists.
    • Oversees the curriculum and program to ensure conformity with District, State, and Federal guidelines and regulations.
    • Ensures that all extracurricular choral sponsors are following TEA, TMEA, Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA), Invitational Festivals, and UIL guidelines.
    • Develops and submits program applications and grant proposals. Once grant is received, follows Department of Education (DOE), TEA, TMEA or agency's requirements including research activities, webinars and reports. Meets all grant and reporting deadlines.
    • Assists in interviewing and selection of full-time personnel responsible for implementing and presenting curriculum or program.
    • Participates in or attends District committee, principal and staff meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences to address goals and establish strategic planning.
    • Attends professional meetings to enhance knowledge of curriculum or program issues.
    • Confers with State and Federal agencies and specialists on program issues.
    • Responds to correspondence and phone calls from students, parents, principals, and teachers relating to curriculum or program problems and questions; provides information to the general public through parent meetings, booster meetings, speeches to civic organizations, etc.
    • Participates in recruitment, interviewing, and selection of teachers and staff. Recruit highly qualified applicants as content specific job fairs and universities.
    • Works with local Universities to enhance the student teacher program with Austin ISD.
    • Works with universities on special projects and performances that benefits Austin ISD students and teachers.
    • Develops, submits and monitors annual budgets for the curriculum or program including the Repair and Supply budgets and secondary choral staffing allocations.
    • Researches surrounding districts to compare and contrast budget allotments and salary ranges of similar personnel in other school settings.
    • Submits reports and collected data supporting a need for increases in funds related to secondary vocal and elementary music divisions.
    • Audits inventory related to capital outlay for the secondary vocal and elementary music divisions.
    • Sets short- and long-term goals for secondary choral and elementary music divisions.
    • Implements curriculum suggestions to struggling programs that will enhance the overall school climate. Suggestions should have a positive impact that will influence the improvement of a struggling school. Models lessons for teachers, clinics ensembles, and provides consultants to assist teachers in preparing for UIL contests.
    • Maintains and facilitates annual music teacher training through the district initiative in Kodaly philosophy and methodology.
    • Presents data and research to building level principals showing the positive impact the arts has on education.
    • Gives suggestions, support, and strategies to programs that are not meeting proper UIL standards.
    • Works collaboratively with Visual Arts and Physical Education Coordinators to match campuses for Special Area services. Assists principals with scheduling options in the Special Areas.
    • Provides new teacher meetings and coaching for new choral directors and elementary music teachers.
    • Leads teacher committees in the selection process for instructional materials adoptions for secondary vocal music and elementary music. Organizes on-going professional development in new materials, software, and websites.
    • Supervises music therapy services for the district and coordinates with the Special Education department to ensure all policies are followed.
    • Manages UIL and TMEA vocal events, rehearsals, and performances at the PAC. Provides guidance and training to choral directors and music teachers on the usage of the PAC.
    • Supervise all Austin ISD district-wide choral and elementary music events at the PAC including auditions, rehearsals, and performances.
    • Collaborates with the Austin Symphony Orchestra (ASO) for the implementation of the ASO educational programs at Austin ISD campuses, the Long Center, and the Austin ISD PAC. Assists the ASO in securing grants that benefit Austin ISD music programs and students.
    • Coordinates student and teacher travel to the local performing venues with Austin ISD Transportation Department.
    • Organizes the instructional and logistical preparation for attendance to Ballet Austin's Nutcracker performances for all Austin ISD elementary campuses.
    • Arranges the instructional and logistical preparation for Austin Jazz Workshop performances at all Austin ISD elementary campuses.
    • Works with community arts partners, professional music ensembles and organizations on projects and performances that benefit Austin ISD students, music educators and campuses.
    • Leads teams of teachers in writing and updating curriculum based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and research-based best practices for secondary choral music and elementary music.
    • Organize performing ensembles for special events as requested by the Superintendent or upper administration.
    • Writes and submits board recognitions for All-State choral students and teachers.
    • Writes educational specifications for elementary music rooms and secondary choral rooms. Meets with architects, contractors, and Austin ISD stakeholders to ensure educational specifications are met.
    • Develops bid list for pianos and music instruments for secondary choral classrooms and elementary music rooms.

    Performs other related duties as assigned; however, all employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Services are generally provided in an office or school setting. Some travel is required. This position may involve rare exposure to blood or body fluids. Regular attendance is required for this position.


    This position reports directly to the Fine Arts Director. Incumbent will work independently with very little supervision, as instructions are generally in the form of goals and objectives. Detailed instructions and guidance are given in response to requests for interpretation, prior to commencing special projects, and during problem solving meetings. Supervisor may provide additional assistance in response to incumbent's inquiries, problems, etc. This position will have contact with co-workers, teachers, principals, administrators, and parents, outside organizations, agencies and specialists. The purpose of this contact is to exchange information, solve problems, and negotiate solutions.

    Duty Days: 230
    Pay Grade: A03
    Salary Range: $71,544-82,275
    Social Security
    Teacher Retirement
    Comprehensive Benefits Package
    Employee Discount Program

    Closing Date: Until Filled

    An Equal Opportunity Employer

    Posting ID: 556639707Posted: 2020-05-28