Music Teacher–$6,000 Signing Bonus

Hitchcock County  School in Trenton and Culbertson Nebraska  is looking for a motivated and energetic individual wanting to join a successful school district to teach K-5 Vocal and 6-12 Vocal/Instrumental Music.  Hitchcock County is a Class D-2 school with a total K-12 enrollment of 280 students.


The successful candidate must hold a valid State of Nebraska Teaching Certificate in the area of music.  Hitchcock County Schools is a progressive school district in Southwest Nebraska. We offer an outstanding academic program with a wide variety of curricular and extracurricular offerings. Coaching and extra-duty positions are available but not necessarily required.

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Additional Information

Start date is on August 9th, 2024 or January 3rd 2024 if starting at second semester of the 2023-2024 school year.  Hitchcock County Schools offers a competitive salary and benefit package that is commensurate with experience.  The base salary is $37,600 for the 2023-2024 school year. The district provides full family Blue Cross Blue Shield  health insurance with Type C dental, ten sick leave days, two professional days and three personal leave.  

SIGNING BONUS: The school board agrees to pay a one time bonus of  $6000.00   The hiring bonus is done as a single payment separate from the first entitled payroll.  The hiring bonus does not become a part of the employees index for placement on the salary schedule.   If, within three years of receiving such incentive pay, a teacher terminates his or her employment with the District for any reason other than termination of the teacher’s contract due to reduction in force, the teacher shall at once become liable to reimburse the District for such incentive pay as follows:

(a)    If the teacher completes less than one full year of the three-year obligation, the

       teacher shall fully reimburse the District for all incentive monies paid to the teacher.


(b)  If the teacher completes one full year but less than two full years of the three

 year obligation, the teacher shall fully reimburse the District in an amount

 equal to two-thirds of the incentive monies paid to the teacher.


(c)   If the teacher completes two full years, but less than three full years of the

 three-year obligation, the teacher shall reimburse the District in an amount equal to

 one-third of the incentive monies paid to the teacher.


(d)  The amount of the bonus may in such a case be set off from the new employee’s final pay.

Contact Information

Hitchcock County Schools
312 W. 3rd
Trenton and Culbertson , NE 69044

Robert Sattler
(p) (308) 334-5575

How to Apply


Interested applicants should submit a letter of application which can be found on the website, a resume, 3 reference letters, transcripts, and a copy of their valid teaching certificate to Hitchcock County Schools, Attention: Superintendent Robert Sattler, 312 West 3rd St. Trenton NE 69044, or via email to Hitchcock County Schools is an EOE.  You may also apply through Teach in Nebraska.  Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.