Part Time Orchestra Teacher and Pit Conductor
Website Valor Christian High School
Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders to Transform the World for Christ
The Valor Christian High School Orchestra Director will oversee Valor’s classical instrumental program through teaching the Chamber Orchestra Class, participating in the Fall and Spring Music Concerts, conducting musical theater productions and providing Conservatory Mentor interaction and private instruction as needed.
Possess and Model a Growing Relationship with Christ
- Pursue full devotion to Christ and live a life that reflects that authenticity
- Model the fruits of the spirit in communications, relationships and daily work
- Demonstrate teachability and a willing heart for service
- Embody others-centered, servant-leadership in all interactions
Demonstrate Trustworthy Commitment to Valor Christian High School
- Accept and uphold Valor’s Statement of Beliefs
- Accept and abide by all affirmations in Valor’s Annual Statement of Commitment
- Be relationally involved in the life/lives of our students with a heart of service and mission
- Seamlessly and deliberately integrate Biblical truth and Christian values into daily work
- Teach the Valor Chamber Orchestra class (4 periods per week)
- Organize, rehearse and conduct orchestras as needed for Valor’s Vespers Christmas Concert, Spring and Summer Musicals (additional stipends)
- Teach private lessons and provide Conservatory Mentoring as needed
- Build Valor’s Chamber Orchestra and classical instrumental program through outreach to local private partner middle and elementary schools
Serve Wholeheartedly as an Exceptional Teammate
- Uphold and embody Valor’s culture as set forth in the Valor Culture Document
- Model servant leadership, grace and love in all relationships and interactions
- Develop relationships with colleagues with goals of teamwork, relational unity and spiritual growth
- Provide team support regarding all matters, processes and initiatives
- Demonstrate loyalty to teammates in action and word
- Assist Team members to facilitate school-wide wins
Demonstrate a Commitment to Fulfilling Valor’s Vision and Mission
- Assume collaborative responsibility for Operating Plan Goals and Fiscal stewardship
- Be a ‘culture- keeper’
Demonstrate a Commitment to Growth
- Participate in Valor Team meetings, Chapel and weekly meetings with Team/Supervisor
- Demonstrate teachability and receptive to feedback
- Pursue professional/personal/spiritual growth and development
- Participate in the broader ministry of Valor by contributing of time, talent and treasure beyond assigned role responsibilities
- Reports to Valor’s Performing Arts Director
- Participates in the Performing Arts Team alongside other music faculty
- Participates in the Valor Conservatory program, reporting to the Conservatory Director as needed
A successful Valor Orchestra Director will develop strong student musicians who have a love for playing their instrument and a growing knowledge of the musical skills needed to continue making music a lifetime passion and perhaps a career.
They will cultivate significant personal relationships with students – working with them not just as a teacher but as a mentor and role model. They will partner well with the other Performing Arts faculty to successfully create and execute compelling concerts, musicals and other programs.
This person will also begin to develop a growing feeder instrumental program through cultivating relationships and interschool programs with the private middle and elementary schools in the area.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
- Masters or Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Pedagogy, Performance, Conducting or other relevant classical musical training
- Minimum 2 years teaching in a Secondary or higher music educational program or other relevant music career experience
The same basic physical demands described here are the same for all employees to successfully perform the essential functions of their jobs. Employees must periodically lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and could occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision, color vision, peripheral/depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics are varied and include classroom, office, and outdoor events while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is also varied.
Part time salary, 20 % base, with additional hourly pay for Conservatory private instruction and production stipends
HOURS PER WEEK: Varies from 8 to 20, depending on productions involvement
SUPERVISOR: Performing Arts Department Chair
PAY RANGE: $20,000 to $35,000, including production stipends and number of weekly private lessons
START DATE: August 2, 2021
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