Head Orchestra Director: Harlingen High School South Harlingen C.I.S.D.: Harlingen High School South Harlingen, TX

Head Orchestra Director: Harlingen High School South
Harlingen C.I.S.D.: Harlingen High School South
Harlingen, TX

Job Description: HEAD ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR – HARLINGEN HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH Job Description Summary: Harlingen C.I.S.D. is accepting applications for a highly qualified Head Orchestra Director to lead an outstanding 6A High School Orchestra Program, starting in the 2014-2015 school year. The Head Director will be responsible for leading, conducting, and teaching the award-winning, Harlingen High School South Orchestra program, which includes an enrollment of, over 140 9th – 12th grade orchestra students, and two outstanding feeder middle school programs. The head director will facilitate continued growth and improvement in the overall program and with continuing to develop a high standard of student musicianship, technique, and artistry. We are seeking a team-oriented candidate with an excellent track record, an excellent string pedagogical approach, and a high performance standard. The successful candidate (a) will have a strong track record of success, student achievement, and a high standard of performance, as a head orchestra director/conductor, preferably in a public school setting; (b) will be a strong musician and an excellent teacher; (c) will demonstrate excellent leadership, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; (d) will have a passion for teaching and a desire to develop the orchestra program to its fullest potential. The Head Orchestra Director will enjoy the support of a full-time Assistant Director, an excellent budget, an inventory of school-owned instruments, and a positive, supportive community and administration, 2 feeder middle schools (each with a head director and an assistant director). The South Orchestra has performances scheduled at our brand new, fully equipped, state-of-the art Performing Arts Center. Harlingen High School South is located in Harlingen, Texas, near the beautiful, tropical, South Padre Island.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education or Music Performance from an accredited university required. Valid Texas Teacher Certificate in Music or may work on certification through an Alternative Certification Program while teaching. Previous orchestra teaching/conducting experience required, preferably in a public school setting. Primary instrument must be an orchestral string instrument.

Job Information: Start Date: August 2014 Full time, permanent position, Teacher Salary Schedule (214 day contract) $44,609 – $68,090, depending on credentials, plus orchestra director stipend. Includes full benefits package. Demanding, extensive hours during the school year.

Contact Information: Dr. Sabrina Quintana Director of Music Education Cell: (617) 905-1559 Office: (956) 427-3571 Fax: (956) 427-3572 Sabrina.Quintana@hcisd.org.

Application Instructions:
1.    Must apply online at https://harlingen.cloud.talentedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=943
2.    Successful candidate must pass background check; to be fingerprinted in the state of Texas. Contact Human Services for questions: (956) 430-9704 or (956) 430-9701.
3.    May also send digital files, resume, supplementary application materials, videos and recordings of rehearsals and/or performances, and concert programs to Dr. Sabrina Quintana, Director of Music Education, 407 N. 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550 or sabrina.quintana@hcisd.org. 

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