Indianapolis Public Schools
Job Title: Magnet Professional
Reports To: Principal
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Performing Arts
Location: Shortridge High School
Adheres to music performance best-practices in teaching private individual and group
instruction. Leads masterclass sessions in Studio Hours.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following;
Other duties may be assigned.
Plans daily lesson work based on teaching outline prepared for course of study to meet
Evaluates students' interests, aptitudes, temperament, and individual characteristics to
determine suitable work.
Helps to prepare the stage for performances.
Conducts group rehearsals and instructs and coaches members in their individual parts, in
fundamentals of instrumental/vocal technique and performance.
Critiques performance to identify errors and reinforce correct techniques.
With support of the ensemble director, meets with parents of student to resolve student problem.
Accompanies students on field trips to performances.
Works with corresponding ensemble director.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming.
Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities.
Written Communication - Varies writing style to meet needs.
Managing Students - Provides regular performance feedback.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks
correctly and on time.
Adaptability - Manages competing demands.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for
Attendance/Punctuality - Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
Innovation - Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
Quality - Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
professionally. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Candidate must have a minimum of 3-5 years teaching intermediate through college entrance
prep experience. Candidate must have or currently be performing in a professional setting for
Call back interviews will require audition in a master class setting.
Bachelor's degree or higher in music from an accredited college or university
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance
instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, parents, or employees of IPS and other
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,
common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and
interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply logic and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or
diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be competent using Microsoft word
processing software, Google products, Microsoft Excel and music notation software such as
Finale or Sibelius.
Certificates and Licenses:
None but graduate performance certificate is acceptable.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
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.
Candidates will spend a majority of instructional time working in a practice room with individual
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor
The noise level in the work environment could be loud.
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
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required
by this job include Close vision. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is
regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The
employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and
arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.