Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (learn more)

Houston, TX (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3389614
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: October 23, 2020

Job Description


  1. Bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognized, accredited college or university.
  2. Valid teaching certificate appropriate for secondary music.
  3. Knowledge of current concert band techniques.  High School Directors should also have knowledge of current marching techniques.
  4. Demonstrates skills in leading, motivating, and cooperating with students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
  5. Strong communication skills.
  6. Knowledge of T.M.E.A. and U.I.L. rules and procedures.
  7. For Head Director applicants, demonstrate ability to grow and maintain a large, successful band program in a public school setting.
  8. For Head Director applicants, minimum of three years of experience as a secondary public school director.



Probationary/Term Contract: 187 days



Pay Grade T60 (Teacher Classification) as approved by the Board of Trustees


Additional stipend as approved



  1. Recruit and retain students in the band program.
  2. Teach appropriate instrument pedagogy and ensemble skills for student success.
  3. Prepare individual students for success at individual auditions and competitions.
  4. Collaborate with building Fine Arts staff and vertical staff.
  5. Maintain emotional control under stress.
  6. Demonstrate professional, ethical, and responsible behavior.
  7. Maintain confidentiality.
  8. Work frequent prolonged and irregular hours.
  9. Collaborate in preparation of Non-Varsity and Varsity Ensembles for successful performances and competitions.
  10. Teach and supervise marching band at High School level.
  11. Head Directors will be expected to mentor and train assistant director(s) when appropriate.
  12. Head Directors will be expected to manage the budget, fund raising, private lesson program, library, inventory, and instrumentation of program (where applicable).
  13. Head Directors provide supervisory leadership of all components of the band program including marching band, concert band, solo, ensemble, drumline and color guard.
  14. Head Directors design and coordinate competitive marching band show at High School level.
  15. Head Directors will be expected to work with booster club (when applicable) to implement approved goals.
  16. Regular and reliable attendance is an essential job function.



1. Tools/Equipment Used: Personal computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment

2. Posture: Prolonged standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.

3. Motion: Frequent walking

4. Lifting: Regular moderate lifting and carrying (15–44 pounds); may lift and move musical instruments

5. Environment: High School Head Directors will have frequent exposure to sun, heat, cold and be expected to work outside.  Frequent exposure to noise.

6. Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; work prolonged or irregular hours; frequent travel and frequent travel by school bus.





until filled


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  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories: Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Classroom Teacher > Music: Instrumental
  • Employer Description

    Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Houston, Texas, is committed to hiring outstanding applicants who meet our district standards. As the third largest school district in Texas, we hire top talent from all around the nation to educate our more than 118,000 students. CFISD is comprised of more than 17,000 employees committed to providing a quality education to each student encouraging collaboration and community among employees. Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is a destination district and a great landing spot to begin of continue your career in education!

    Visit www.cfisd.net to apply online and for additional information. Learn more about us...

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