Instrumental Music Teacher

Catholic Schools Office - Omaha

POSITION TITLE: Instrumental Music Teacher

DEPARTMENT: Catholic Schools Office, Music in Catholic Schools

REPORTS TO: Coordinator, Music in Catholic Schools

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 25, 2024

CLASSIFICATION: Regular, Part-Time, Exempt


This teacher position provides instrumental music teaching services in schools participating in Music in Catholic Schools (MCS), Archdiocese of Omaha.

• Teach instrumental music, using sound and effective educational methods.
• Work and collaborate with MCS staff to update, revise, and implement MCS curriculum.
• Assist in planning overall MCS activities, as well as planning individual MCS activities.
• Maintain student progress and attendance records; complete individual student assessments at least twice per school year to communicate student progress to parents.
• Maintain music and instrument library and assist with library inventory.
• Maintain proper classroom management and best teaching practices for student growth.
• Supervise students during MCS events, activities, and class time.
• Prepare for and participate in school events, such as open houses and curriculum nights, when appropriate.
• Identify educational needs of students and attend to those specific needs with individualized teaching strategies.
• Provide regular progress reports to supervisor and communicate with parents when needed.
• Overall daily band class schedules and activity schedules are arranged by MCS Coordinator.
• Activities include School Open Houses, Band Nights, Honor Band auditions, Honor Band rehearsals, Beginning Band Olympics, Honor Band concerts, Combined Schools Concerts, NSBA 8th Grade All State Band, Solo/Ensemble Festival, and Band Clinic, MCS Staff In-service and meetings.

• Knowledge of traditional and modern theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music.
• Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and teaching design, instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of teaching effects.
• Selecting and using instructional methods and procedures appropriate for specific situations.
• Monitoring and assessing of self and student performance to make improvements.
• Motivating, encouraging, and directing others toward educational goals.
• Ability to explain musical concepts in multiple ways and using multiple methods.
• Ability to arrange things in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., musical scores).

• Background in and/or knowledge of the Catholic Church with a demonstrated commitment to the mission and teachings of the Church
• Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, Instrumental Music emphasis.
• Nebraska Teaching Certificate, endorsement in music.
• Safe Environment Training certificate must be obtained before school year begins.

• 5%; MCS daily teaching schedule (from school to school) and for special events

Employees of the of the Archdiocese of Omaha will have knowledge of the Catholic faith, a willingness to work for a Catholic, faith-based organization and adhere to the policies of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Employees will not publicly oppose the teachings of the Catholic faith nor publicly advocate for any position in conflict with Catholic teaching, or the specific positions of the Archdiocese of Omaha or the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This requirement includes any public speech, demonstration or writing including the use of social media or other digital technologies.