Instrumental/Vocal Music Instructor



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 from an accredited university or college
  • Valid Nebraska Certificate with appropriate endorsement in vocal and instrumental music
  • Successful teaching and/or practice teaching experience
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may find appropriate
  • 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



  • Student behavior does not detract from the effective learning climate in the classroom
  • Teacher exhibits patience, openness, and concern in dealing with students
  • Rapport within and outside the classroom evidences mutual respect between the students and teacher
  • Teacher exhibits tact and self-control in dealing with parents
  • Teacher accepts feedback from administrators with self reflection and a growth mindset


  • 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


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work varied hours as requested including early mornings and evenings on occasion
  • Ability to work in a smoke-free and drug-free work environment


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 may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include sitting or standing for extended periods of time
  • Strength, movement, auditory, taste/smell, and vision demands specific to job
  • Manual dexterity to handle computer and phone requirements


Zone 3





Additional Information

2022-2023 School Year

Please see the Norfolk Public School Certified Employees compensation and contract page

Contact Information

Norfolk Public Schools
512 W Phillip Ave
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701

Angie Baumann
(p) (402) 644-2500 Option 3
(f) (402) 644-2506

How to Apply

Please complete the application process through the Norfolk Public Schools website: