Work Place:  Nova Classical Academy
Location:   Saint Paul, MN
Post Date:  05/05/2022
Deadline:  Until Filled

Music & Choir Teacher
Grades K, 9-12 (2022-2023) – 1.0 FTE

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The Music Teacher is responsible for supporting Nova Classical’s students with dedication, enthusiasm, adaptability, kindness, passion, and energy. Much of the work of the Music Teacher consists of preparing and providing lessons, sourcing supplies, and providing developmentally appropriate instruction. The Music Teacher should also be able to supervise lessons to ensure that learners interact in a supportive and respectful manner. The Music Teacher is employed at will and operates as a professional within the guidelines established by Nova Classical Academy. In cooperation with Nova staff and volunteers, the Music Teacher works to fulfill the school’s mission in the following areas of responsibility:


– Provide instruction of core curriculum with appropriate use of instructional resources
– Meet and/or exceed expectations on formal evaluations
– Complete required reports for parents and/or administration
– Perform classroom management duties including enforcing student conduct rules and providing appropriate disciplinary action, as needed
– Attend grade level, faculty, staff, and other meetings as required
– Adherence to Nova policies and procedures
– Other duties as assigned


– Bachelor’s or advanced degree in a relevant field
– Valid Minnesota teaching license in K-12 Classroom Music or eligibility/willingness to obtain
– Proven understanding of development levels
– Student-focused and education oriented
– Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Ability to maintain confidentiality with regard to student and other information
– Demonstrated professional and technical knowledge in music education
– Aptitude for work with students at various grade and development levels
– Committed to professional and technical development through attendance at development activities, scheduled meetings, and relevant training


– Current or previous experience working in a classical education environment
– Experience as a Teacher, Educational Assistant, Paraprofessional, or Para Educator
– Current or previous experience working in teaching
– Experience with choral conducting


– Must be able to remain in a stationary position for periods of one hour or more
– Must be able to exchange accurate information with students, teachers, parents, and staff
– Frequent lifting up to 25 pounds and occasional lifting up to 40 pounds
– Regular operation of a computer or other office machines


The primary role of a Music Teacher is to enhance the learning environment for students by providing effective, personalized attention; engaging in appropriate instructional and behavioral support; and, modeling intellectual and principled living by demonstrating character and intellectual virtues in accordance with Nova Classical Academy’s classical education tradition.


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