Bob Hope School (Port Arthur, Texas) (learn more)

Bob Hope School

Port Arthur, Texas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3904180
  • Application Deadline: September 19, 2022
  • Re-posted: August 5, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Teaches music/strings/orchestra to students, incorporating Suzuki methodology. Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Assumes professional responsibility for providing musical learning experiences and supervision of students in a supportive and positive climate.



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred

Special Knowledge/Skills

Have excellent experience in teaching and working with students in the field of music and strings.
Experience with Suzuki methodology.
Ability to interpret state, TCSAAL and district policies and procedures and data
Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills.
Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary.
Assumes professional responsibility for providing learning experiences in music and supervision of students in a supportive and positive climate that develops in each student the skills, attitudes, and knowledge to meet and exceed the TCSAAL and district requirements, using approved curricula, materials, and directives of the school.
Mastery of playing one or more instruments, including violin.
Adaptability to distance learning instruction.
Exhibit a personality that demonstrates enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and the community.
Have excellent integrity and demonstrate good moral character and initiative.
Good at spotting gaps in a student’s learning.
Have patience as students may take time and need repetitive instructions to learn something.

One to three years demonstrated success in teaching and music/strings/orchestra experience


Assigning and evaluating lessons
Preparing, administering and grading tests
Critiquing oral presentations and performances
Preparing report cards
Upholding classroom discipline
Meeting with parents to discuss student progress
Maintaining classroom instruments
Organizing student musical performances
Preparing students to participate in music competitions


A music/strings teacher teaches the basic principles of music to beginners and higher nuances of music to those that have already acquired knowledge of basics of music.

Teaches individuals or groups instrumental or vocal music in a public charter school.
Plans daily classroom work based on teaching outline prepared for course of study to meet curriculum requirements.
Evaluates students' interests, aptitudes, temperament, and individual characteristics to determine suitable instrument for beginner.
Sings or plays instrument to demonstrate musical scales, tones, and rhythm.
Instructs students in music theory, harmony, score and sight reading, composition, music appreciation, and provides individual or group vocal and instrumental lessons using technical knowledge, aesthetic appreciation, and prescribed teaching techniques.
Conducts group rehearsals and instructs and coaches members in their individual parts, in fundamentals of musicianship, and ensemble performance.
Prepares for and adapts to academic changes as the need arises by providing instruction in a distance learning environment.
Critiques performance to identify errors and reinforce correct techniques.
Leads groups in regular and special performances for school program, concerts or other functions
Use critical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills and demonstrate self-management skills
Apply safety standards.
Meets with parents of student to resolve student problem.
May accompany students on field trips to musical performances.
May order, store, and inventory musical instruments, music, and supplies.
May teach students with disabilities.
Maintain an inventory and in proper working order all musical instruments and musical scores.
Serve as a role model for students by cultivating personal musical talents and creating or performing music.
Engage the learners in differentiated learning experiences for the range of skill levels and developmental needs found in the classroom, managing, when appropriate, multiple instructional
activities simultaneously.
Organize and supervise approved field trips to enhance classroom learning.
Monitor the pacing of instruction and budget class time efficiently by providing clear directions,
outlining expectations, and effectively bringing to closure instructional experiences.
Submit lesson plans in the approved format to the Campus Director or designated supervisor as required and requested.
Use effective presentation skills when employing direct instruction, including appropriate vocabulary and examples, clear and legible visuals, and articulate and audible speech.
Use excellent written and oral English skills when communicating with students, parents, and colleagues.
Provide a nurturing, supportive, and positive classroom climate that encourages student responsibility, using positive motivation, clear classroom routines, challenging instructional strategies, and effective classroom management techniques.
Discipline students in a fair and consistent manner, using school approved procedures. Seek assistance of the parents and the Campus Director or designated supervisor as needed.
Establish a professional rapport with students that earns their respect.
Communicate regularly with parents, seeking their support and advice, so as to create a cooperative relationship to support the child in the school.
Assess and interpret the social needs, emotional needs and learning styles of students, using a variety of assessment techniques and data.
Plan and adjust the teaching methods accordingly, requesting advice and assistance from specialists when appropriate.
Assist with the preparation, monitoring, and implementation of Individualized Education Plans or selected students assigned to the class.
Employ a variety of methods for students to demonstrate learning and accomplishments.
Evaluate and grade homework, assignments, and tests in a timely fashion, providing feedback to the student on performance.
Maintain records and provide evidence of growth and progress to parents and to students.
Ensure the safety and health of all students, notifying the administration of any unsafe conditions, following established procedures.
Create a stimulating, attractive, organized, functional, healthy, and safe classroom, with proper attention to the visual, acoustic, and thermal environments.
Complete in a timely fashion all records and reports as required by law and regulation or requested by the Campus Director or designated supervisor. Maintain accurate attendance records.
Account for all funds collected from students.
Work cooperatively with adults assigned to the classroom (e.g., paraprofessionals, student teachers, parents, and volunteers), establishing clear expectations for roles and responsibilities.
Recommend to the Campus Director or designated supervisor the supplies and equipment needed to support instruction and assist with ordering, following established procedures and budgetary allotment.
Maintain in safe working condition and safely operate electronic and other equipment needed to carry out job functions and responsibilities.
Protect confidentiality of records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties and use discretion in sharing such information within legal confines.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Equipment Used
Musical equipment, Computer with appropriate software, printer, calculator, copier, facsimile machine, overhead projector, and other specialized equipment that is particularly unique to the teaching assignment.

Mental Demands
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); interpret policy, procedures, and data; maintain emotional control under stress.

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
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 functions.

Frequent standing, stooping, bending, twisting, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and minor lifting.
2. Move and carry small stacks of textbooks, musical instruments, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.
3. May have exposure to biological hazards.
4. Occasional moderate lifting.
This job description has been reviewed to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the District reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the District may deem appropriate.

Bob Hope School is a growing open-enrollment public charter school (non-profit) providing parents a choice in their child's education. Bob Hope Elementary is a Montessori / Dual-Language campus. Instruction is conducted in a two-way immersion program, where teachers fluent in English teach ELA and those fluent in Spanish teach SLA and are supported by teacher aides with a strong command of both languages. Campuses are located in Port Arthur and Beaumont, Texas. The Hughen Center, Inc. is the charter holder of Bob Hope School.

Bob Hope School provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $50,000 Per Year
  • Job Category: Classroom Teacher > Music: Instrumental
  • Employer Description

    Bob Hope School is an open-enrollment public charter school with a current enrollment of 1,900 over three campuses in grades Pre-K through 12th. A fourth campus is being added for high school beginning in 2020-2021. Bob Hope School has provided a very rigorous academic program which has led to STAAR results that have surpassed the state's averages. For the 2020-2021 reopening, teachers will have three (3) weeks of remote instruction followed by three (3) weeks of in-classroom instruction with only five (5) students present.

    Additionally, Bob Hope School elementary campuses are Montessori / Dual-Language. Instruction is conducted in a two-way immersion program, where teachers fluent in English teach ELA and those fluent in Spanish teach SLA and are supported by teacher aides with a strong command of both languages. A Specials class now offers an introduction to a third language, Mandarin Chinese. Learn more about us...

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    Bob Hope School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Victoria Rocha
    • 4545 Highway 73
    • Port Arthur, Texas 77642

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