Orchestra Teacher


It is the policy of Norfolk Public Schools to not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or other protected status in its educational programs, admission policies, employment policies or other administered programs.  Persons requiring accommodations to apply and/or be considered for positions are asked to make their request to the Director of Human Resources.

*NOTE:   This is a generalized job description. Specific teaching assignments may vary somewhat in essential functions and requirements.  Applicants should be made aware of specific requirements prior to employment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in Music
  • Valid Nebraska Certificate with an endorsement in Music Education PK-12
  • Successful teaching and/or practice teaching experience
  • Successfully pass district background check

REPORTS TO:                             Building Administrator(s) 


RECEIVES GUIDANCE FROM:    Building Administrator(s)

JOB GOAL:    To organize and conduct a learning program which will enable students to master appropriate levels of subject matter, skills and appreciation of music.  The teacher shall make a contribution which will assist the student in the development of a positive self image and enjoyment of leisure time as an adult.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Nine-month school year as established by the Board of Education   


EVALUATION:   Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions of the district’s Personnel Evaluation Policy.


  • Plans instructional objectives and activities consistent with music curriculum guide lines
  • Direct and supervises small and large group activities
  • Supervises the behavior in the school environment to maintain the safety and well-being of students and staff
  • Selects materials suitable for the objectives
  • Shows concern for all students, not just those displaying talent
  • Keeps accurate attendance and progress records
  • Utilizes a variety of analytical and evaluative techniques in auditioning and placement of students
  • Communicates a positive support of the students in their musical development
  • Relates with staff, parents and community through positive professional cooperation
  • Supervises and provides individual and/or ensemble music lessons as time permits
  • Arranges transportation of performance groups to various locations
  • Maintains and replaces uniforms, robes and other related items
  • Plans, organizes, rehearses and conducts in-school and out-of-school performances of small and large groups
  • Conduct daily and/or weekly instructional sessions for vocal groups and band


  • Prepare and submit budget for groups, travel, equipment and supplies
  • Work with drama department on joint musical productions
  • Suggest positive recommendation for the continuing review and development of curriculum
  • Inform students of upcoming honor bands, all State Band, etc.
  • Assist students in taping of auditions of honor band, all-state, etc.
  • Actively participate at scheduled staff meetings and serves on educational committees
  • Assumes responsibility for periodic conferences with parents
  • Remains current with professional training and show evidence of regular professional growth
  • Recognizes the extra curriculum program as integral to the educational development of the student
  • Performs extra duties within the scope of employment and certification as assigned by the appropriate administrator

OTHER REQUIREMENTS (Intellectual, Sensory):

  • Exceptional auditory acuity
  • Ability to deal with stress and time schedules
  • Ability to lead and supervise large groups of students
  • Musical performance talent
  • Skills in oral and written communication, organization, human relations, assessment and evaluation
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Additional Information

Position begins August 2024

Salary info:  https://www.norfolkpublicschools.org/district/business-services/employment-compensation-and-agreements/certified-employees.html

View our video at https://youtu.be/1NB1fhu3fuo.

Contact Information

Norfolk Public Schools
512 W Phillip Ave
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701

Angie Baumann
(p) (402) 644-2500 1112
(f) (402) 644-2506

How to Apply

Please apply online through the NPS website: