Secondary Instrumental Music Teacher

Secondary Instrumental Music Teacher

Norris High School is accepting applications for a high school Instrumental Music teacher for the 2023-2024 school year.  The Norris Music Department strives to increase the musical abilities of students through musical artistry and instruction.  The candidate chosen to fill this position will work closely with the vocal and instrumental music educators in the middle and high schools in planning program curriculum and organizing activities related to the overall music program.  Program specifics include:

  • Designated band room, storage facility, and offices

  • Supportive music boosters organization

  • Student marching, pep, and jazz bands

  • Competitive extra duty pay for marching band instruction and supervision

  • Support personnel for color guard and percussion techniques

  • Base pay 2022-23:  $38,750

  • Full single or family insurance

  • 11 non specified leave days per year

Required Qualifications:  certified or able to obtain provisional certification as a music teacher (instrumental music)


  • Teaches basic skills, knowledge, and strategies of music theory, music performance, percussion techniques, marching performance, jazz performance, health education, piano performance, and guitar performance while utilizing the courses of study adopted by the Board of Education and other appropriate learning activities.

  • Evaluates each student’s growth in playing and performing instrumental music.

  • Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student, to the extent feasible.

  • Provides appropriate safety instruction and makes safety checks on equipment and field areas to ensure the overall safety of students.

  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive environment in the music education areas.

  • Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.


  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district, and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.

  • Works cooperatively with other music teachers in planning a balanced music program.

  • Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which he/she will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines.

  • Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress.

  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping students solve problems.

  • Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.

  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.



  • Selects and requisitions uniforms, equipment, and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.

  • Maintains control of storage and use of school-owned property.

  • Participates in the curriculum review process and other professional development programs.

  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.

  • Performs other duties as needed, as assigned by the supervisor.

Zone 5


9–12, Post-Secondary



Additional Information

This position is for the 2022-2023 school year with a beginning start date of August 2023.

Contact Information

Norris School District 160
25211 S 68th Street
Firth, Nebraska 68358

Derrick Joel
(p) (402) 791-0000