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Bismarck Public Schools is accepting applications for an Orchestra Teacher. This position will serve both elementary schools and Bismarck High School.


This position would start August 15, 2024.


New Teacher Orientation will be held August 6, 7, 13 and 14.



1. A valid ND teaching certificate.

2. Licensed to teach music education.

3. Bachelor’s degree.


This posting is for internal and external teaching applicants (this also includes current BPS employees in support staff/ temporary/substitute positions). Current contracted part-time BPS teachers wanting a full time position should also complete the external application.


Additional information on the BPS benefit package is posted on the District website:


A teaching contract is 187 days.


External candidates are allowed to bring in up to 15 years of contracted K – 12 teaching experience.


Applicants for teaching positions will be asked to complete the EPI Candidate Assessment.  You should receive an email prompting you to complete this survey.  This is timed and takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.  You only need to complete the survey one time and then it will show as completed on all applications.


Job Goal

To lead students toward the fulfillment of their potential for physical, intellectual, and social-emotional growth and maturation.


Performance Responsibilities


Essential Functions

a. Communicates and interacts with students, parents, staff, and community.

b. Provides an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and the emotional development of children.

c. Develops, selects, and modifies instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students.

d. Plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students.

e. Monitors and evaluates student outcomes.

f. Supervises students in a variety of school-related settings.

g. Maintains appropriate records and follows required procedures and practices.

h. Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.

i. Daily lesson plans are essential to an organized, effective teaching situation. Plans must be complete enough so that a substitute teacher can take over the class if necessary.


Non-Essential Functions

a. Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.

b. Monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials, and facilities.

c. Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated by the immediate supervisor.

d. Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.

e. Assists the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct, and, for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom and on the campus in a fair and just manner.

f. Takes necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.

g. Attends and participates in faculty meetings.

h. Assists in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.

i. Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with other staff members.

j. Provides for his/her own professional growth through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning complying with Bismarck Public Schools’ professional growth program.

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