Shasta Union High School District
Vocal Music Teacher
Under supervision of the Principal and Associate Superintendent of Instruction, implementation of the vocal music program to students in grades 9 through 12, and creates a flexible program and environment favorable to learning and personal growth in accordance with each student’s ability.
Valid CA Single Subject Music Teaching Credential
- Demonstrable experience and training that provides evidence of expertise in the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the specific and essential duties and responsibilities of a large high school-level choral music program.
- Demonstrates professional membership and previous participation in activities sponsored by music teaching organizations such as: CMEA, ACDA, CJA, NCCDA, NATS, MTA, etc.
- Piano proficiency highly recommended
- Ability to arrange music for vocal and instrumental ensembles (Enterprise Starship and Vocal Jazz)
- Experience in directing ALL areas of Musical Dinner Theatre production, including script writing and adaptation, dramatic direction and stage blocking, costuming, creating rehearsal schedules for all aspects of the production, ticket sales, supervising large groups of students and coordination of parent volunteers. (Victorian Dinner)
Duties and Responsibilities
- Teaches vocal music ensembles which include A Cappella Choir / Concert Choir (non-auditioned, 95+), Beginning Women’s Ensemble (High Voice, typically Freshman female, 20-40), Chamber Singers (auditioned, 50+), Vocal Jazz (typically two auditioned groups, mixed and/or female, 12 voices each w/ live combo), Show Choir (Enterprise Starship, auditioned group of 30 singer/dancers with live band).
- Extra-Curricular and co-curricular responsibilities which include: Music direction of the “Victorian Dinner” & the Victorian Carolers (September -December), pep rallies, graduation ceremonies, and community events, preparation and participation in various contests such as: All District Fall Choir Festival(s), Honor Choirs such as those sponsored by ACDA, CMEA, CJA, and NCB/CDA, District/State Solo & Ensemble, Jazz Festivals such as Folsom, Reno, etc.
- Organizes and implements vocal music trips in accordance with district policy and regulations as well as student interest and ability. Arranges transportation, lodging, and meals for out-of-town events.
- Supports and collaborates with the Music Booster activities.
- Accounts for the use of program funds including, but not limited to the income and outgo of monies from fund-raising efforts in collaboration with the Music Boosters.
- Organizes and conducts auditions for the Chamber Singers, Enterprise Starship, and the Vocal Jazz Ensembles; informs participants of final selections.
- Plans, rehearses, and directs musical experiences for the school and community with a minimum of three afternoon or evening performances per school year.
- Oversees scheduling and other arrangements for the rehearsals and concerts in cooperation with the appropriate building principals and the Transportation Department.
- Maintains an accurate inventory of equipment, concert attire, costuming, etc. Controls the storage and use of school-owned equipment and materials; makes minor adjustments and requests repairs as necessary.
10. Submits budget needs annually in accordance with established timelines and guidelines.
11. Orders all supplies and materials necessary for music-related activities in accordance with established district procedures and budget allocations.
12. Ensures that the program is self-sustaining except for financial support authorized by the SUHSD administration.
13. Plans and uses appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of learning styles and needs of students assigned.
14. Promotes academic success as an important priority for all students.
15. Participates in continuous study, and/or attends relevant conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance professional competence in accordance with district guidelines and budget allocations.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer, standard office equipment and musical instruments
Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone
Seeing to read a variety of materials
Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching
Sitting for extended periods of time
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally to retrieve items.
Persons performing service in this position classification-may exert 10 to 20 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. May occasionally lift and stack heavy objects not to exceed 25 lbs.
Shasta Union High School District
Our District is located in Redding, Northern California. Redding is in Shasta County, near Shasta Lake, Mount Shasta and Lassen National Park, with natural beauty and an abundance of outdoor recreational activities. Redding is the home of the Sundial Bridge in Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
Shasta Union High School District has three comprehensive high schools, three alternative education high schools and two charter schools. Our high schools serve 4,000 + students, and we employ 250 certificated staff, and 217 classified staff.
Our music programs are considered among the most outstanding in the State of California. Our students and the performing groups from Enterprise, Foothill and Shasta High Schools consistently win the highest ratings at music competitions. The residents of Redding enjoy major performances during the year from each school, such as the Enterprise Victorian Dinner, Enterprise Starship Variety Hour, Foothill Club Cougar, and the Shasta Madrigal Dinner Musical. Each year approximately 20% of the District’s student body enrolls in a music class.
Enterprise High School
The Enterprise High School Vocal Program is a large and successful combination of numerous ensembles ranging from beginning to the highly advanced level. The traditional choirs have consistently been awarded “Superior” evaluations at Regional Festivals; the Vocal Jazz program has won First place and/or Sweepstakes and Command Performance awards at festivals such as Folsom, Fullerton, Reno, Santa Cruz as well as a Downbeat Magazine Student Award for Best Small High School Vocal Jazz in 2003. The Enterprise Starship show choir has traveled and performed throughout Europe and the United States and was ranked as eighth in the National Show Choir Finals in 2010. They are widely recognized for their highly skilled performances and are sought after for performances at conferences and workshops. The “Victorian Dinner” has become a community tradition and is completely original to Enterprise High School with five nights of comedic musical dinner theatre for 200 guests featuring a mid-nineteenth century holiday theme.