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Position Functions/Purpose:

Direct and manage the overall orchestra program for the school(s) assigned. Prepare for individual and group student performances. Comply with all state and DISD requirements.

Major Responsibilities:

Direct and supervise all school orchestra performances, including concerts, orchestra, soloists, and small ensembles.

Establish performance requirements, enforce academic requirements, and verify each student's eligibility to participate in orchestra.

Provide for orchestra participation in curricular and extracurricular events, including concerts.

Comply with federal and state laws and State and Local Board of Education policy.

Obtain and use evaluative findings (including student achievement data) to determine program effectiveness and ensure that program renewal is continuous and responds to student needs.

Compile budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs.

Coordinate fundraising activities and manage funds according to Local Board policy.

Maintain current inventory of all fixed assets within department.

Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned and show written evidence of preparation as required.

Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing.

Establish and maintain open communication by utilizing available technology and conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.

Develop and implement plans for improvement and growth of orchestra program and show written evidence of preparation as required.

Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned.

All federally funded incumbents of this position must comply with time and effort reporting requirements through personnel activity reports or periodic certification, as appropriate.

Qualification Requirements:

Must have experience or demonstrated a desire to work in an urban school district.

Bachelor's degree required.

Demonstrate understanding and ability to teach students with multiple learning styles and abilities.

Demonstrated ability to teach students using best-practice instructional strategies and proven pedagogy.

Demonstrated ability to manage budget and interpret policy, procedures, and data.

Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills.

Knowledgeable of state and local policies governing orchestra.

Knowledgeable of overall operation of orchestra program and abreast of current program-specific technology.

Physical Demands:

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. Reasonable accommodations will be made if necessary:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands, handle instruments, feel objects, tools, or controls; communicate verbally and electronically; reach with hands and arms; stand and move throughout the building and/or to other facilities; and drive. Occasionally required to climb or balance. Frequently required to lift and/or exert force up to 50 pounds; occasionally required to lift and/or exert force up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The environmental characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

The noise level in the work environment is usually noisy.

Required to maintain emotional control under stress.

Frequent district and occasional statewide travel; prolonged and irregular hours; outdoor and indoor work; exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather.

Selected individuals for Dallas Independent School District positions will be placed according to compensation guidelines. A campus-based employee may not assume a new position for which he/she was selected based upon the posting process until the end of the current semester, unless approved by the chief officer - Human Capital Management. Federally funded personnel must comply with time and effort reporting requirements through personnel activity reports or periodic certifications, as appropriate.

A security check and disclosure of family relationship information is required for all positions.

No telephone calls please.


Dallas Independent School District, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, as well as board policy not to discriminate in such a manner (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

Associated topics: assistant superintendent, director, elementary school principal, elementary vice principal, high school superintendent, manage, officer, principal, school principal, superintendent

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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