Job title: Part-time / Contractor Music Teacher

Sign on bonus $2,500 / mileage stipend

The Music Teacher is responsible for preparing lessons and leading music class instruction
for elementary school students. The incumbent teaches students musical concepts and may lead choir and
band classes and activities. Music teachers are often responsible for preparing students to perform at special
events for the school, the community or at local competitions. They also monitor student progress in class.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides basic vocal and instrumental instruction for a variety of musical styles, working with students
either privately or in groups

Work within a classroom setting and introduce students to simple music concepts, such as beat, rhythm
and pitch, as well as teach them how to read musical notes and symbols

Help students prepare for musical performances to present to their families and direct school orchestras
and bands

Purchasing music equipment for the program and managing the music budget

Assessing student learning and providing written evidence of elementary student learning for the
elementary student portfolios at two different times during the year

Communicating regularly with classroom teachers about their students and how things are going in music
as well as communicating about curriculum so that integration can take place if possible

Maintaining consistent language when speaking with students as the classroom teachers use

Promote the cognitive, emotional, social and physical well-being of the students during music

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Education or related field
Current New Mexico teaching certificate in specified field
Current endorsements dependent upon specific positions may be required
Additional requirements may be applicable for specific positions or temporary
Valid Level 1 New Mexico Education license

Knowledge, Skills and abilities:

Working knowledge of school-based programs and activities
Ability to communicate effectively to multiple audiences
Able to perform all tasks identified in this job description
Positive youth development and effective management techniques

Work environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Licensed K-8 Teacher encounters while performing the primary functions of this job. Normal classroom conditions exist, and the noise level in the work environment can vary from low to moderate. Travel may be required from time to time.

Physical demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Music Teacher to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to frequently stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear. There may be periods of sitting, standing, walking, keyboarding, reading, as well as driving or riding in transport vehicles with groups of students. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include reading, distance, computer, and color vision. Talking and hearing are essential to communicate with students, coworkers, parents and community members.

Indian Preference:

The Pueblo of Acoma Department of Education has implemented an Indian Preference Policy. It is the policy give preference to any qualified person who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized Tribe. The application of Indian Preference is not automatic. Applicants requesting consideration for Indian Preference must provide valid Tribal enrollment documents certifying his/her Indian blood quantum. Aside from employment preference as provided in this section, the Pueblo of Acoma Department of Education shall not discriminate because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, medical disability or political affiliation.


All employees must uphold all principles of confidentiality to the fullest extent. This position has access to sensitive information and a breach of these principles will be grounds for immediate termination. An employee will be asked to sign a confidentiality statement upon hire.


Background investigation:

This position is subject to a criminal history background check, a suitability background check and/or a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) check. In addition, the position is subject to a 101-630 background check in an effort to ensure compliance with Public Law 101-630 “Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.” Candidates must be able to successfully pass all required background checks to qualify for this position. Current valid Driver’s License. Candidates must be insurable through the school’s Automotive Insurance Carrier to qualify for this position. Drug screening: All applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening prior to beginning employment and may be subject to random drug testing.



The information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. Employees will be asked to perform other duties as needed.

To apply, email the Department of Education human resources at All applications will be given consideration, however not all applicants will be called for an interviewed or contacted. Haak’u Community Academy is a drug free workplace.

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