2024/2025 Elementary Arts Specialist - Music Job at Temecula Valley Unified School District, Temecula, CA

  • Temecula Valley Unified School District
  • Temecula, CA

Job Description

Job Summary

Pending Board Approval of Job Description

Job Description / Essential Elements:



Under the direction of the Director of Instructional Technology as well as the direct supervision of a school site administrator, the Elementary Arts Specialist (EAS) will provide specialized standards-based arts education to TK-5th grade students in music, visual, dance, theater, or media arts. The Elementary Arts Specialist will contribute to a comprehensive arts experience by providing discipline-specific units for students in TK-5th grade, as well as supporting after school arts instruction as part of the District's Expanded Learning Opportunities Programs.

  • Director in Educational Support Services
  • Principals at Assigned Sites

The duties listed are typical, but not exclusive:

Non-Discipline Specific
  • Teach lessons aligned to the California Content Standards in the Arts and the National Core Arts Standards based on assigned arts discipline.
  • Maintain professional competence and lesson design through weekly collaborative meetings
  • Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior for an orderly, productive learning environment.
  • Monitor appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Communicate with school staff on student progress and related performance criteria and schedules.
  • Participate in various faculty and/or District committees and the sponsorship of student activities for the purpose of receiving and/or providing information.
  • Assist with the planning and development of District-wide exhibits, performances and fairs, in the Visual/Performing Arts.
  • Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the District and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Serves as a resource for classroom teachers.
  • Teach knowledge and skills in the field of music, which may include general, instrumental or choral music to elementary students.
  • Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations and the ability to make qualitative judgments about music.
  • Set musical foundation in grades TK-5 and expose students to both choral and instrumental music.
Visual Art
  • Able to provide instruction to students with appropriate art media in standards-based, grade level skills that enable learners to communicate ideas, images, symbols, and feelings in visual forms.
  • Employ an array of media for expression such as crayons, chalks, tempera, water colors, clay, tissue paper, yarn, pastels, charcoal, and digital media.
  • Employ techniques and provide opportunities for learners to recognize, to identify and utilize qualities for learners in visual work such as line, color, shape, intensity, value, texture, composition, and contrast.
  • Create adaptable lesson plans based on student levels and ability.
  • Emphasize skills like enunciation, diction, and dialect development using speech drills, improvisation, explanation, and other voice exercises
  • Explain body language and expression, engaging students in character development and personality projection, and help each student develop a personal style
Media Arts
  • Begin the development of media arts-literate citizens, using a variety of arts designs and processes.
  • Develop media arts lessons through the use of technology.
  • Provide students with lessons in media arts which include: photography, video, film-making, and graphic design.
  • Ability to teach using various dance styles and methodologies appropriate for elementary-aged children.
  • Develop a sequential dance curriculum and prepare lesson plans.
  • Engage, encourage, and motivate students in a variety of dance styles.
  • Valid California Credential/Authorization based on assigned arts discipline: Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theater, Media Arts.
  • Authorization to work with English Language Learners (i.e. CLAD or BCLAD Certification or Authorization).
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to collaborate with appropriate District and school-based administrators and programs.
Training and Experience:
  • Student teaching, internship, or full-time teaching experience.
Personal Qualities:
  • Appearance, grooming and personality, which establish a desirable example for students.
  • Ability to meet District standards for physical and mental health.
WORK YEAR: 184 Days

SALARY: Certificated Salary Schedule "A"

Board Approved: May 7, 2024

Requirements / Qualifications

Valid California Credential/Authorization based on assigned arts discipline: Music
English Language Authorization (ELA1, ELAM, CLAD or CCSD/SDAIE)

**Due to a shortage of credentialed applicants, the District will now consider applicants who have strong Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) backgrounds AND the ability to obtain a CTC authorized General Education Limited Assignment Permit (GELAP) or Short Term Staff Permit. For more information regarding these authorizations, please visit the CTC website.

Scan and attach the items listed below to your online application.

1. Letter of introduction
2. Resume
3. Three current letters of recommendation
4. Credential, detailed copy that shows your specific credential title. This can be obtained at ctc.ca.gov.
5. Official transcripts

Please Note: TVUSD requires you to scan and attach the copy of your credential that shows the title of your credential. You can obtain this from the ctc.ca.gov website.

In-district teachers submit a Digital Transfer. The link is at the bottom right hand corner of this posting under Links Related To This Posting.

Comments and Other Information

The Temecula Valley Unified School District Governing Board desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all individuals equal access and opportunities in the district's academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities. The Board prohibits, at any school activity or school attendance occurring within a school under the jurisdiction of the local educational agency, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment (including sexual harassment), intimidation, and bullying by anyone based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, immigration status, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, genetic information, age, religion, religious creed, political belief or affiliation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, or the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the Superintendent.

Title IX Coordinator 504 Coordinator Equity Compliance Officer
Mr. Marble Mr. D'Errico Mrs. Dayus
Director - Compliance Assistant Director - Assistant Superintendent -
31350 Rancho Vista Road Student Welfare and Success Student Support Services
Temecula CA, 92592 31350 Rancho Vista Road 31350 Rancho Vista Road
titleIX@tvusd.us Temecula CA, 92592 Temecula CA, 92592
951-506-7991 504@tvusd.us Equitycompliance@tvusd.us
951-506-7982 951-506-7072

Job Tags

Full time, Temporary work, Local area,

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