Music Teacher

Sacred Heart Southern Missions   Walls, MS   Full-time     Education
Posted on March 13, 2024

Music Teacher

Sacred Heart Southern Missions – Southaven, MS 38671

General Summary:

To create an educational program and a classroom environment that is fair, is favorable to learning and growth, and is based on a commitment that all children can learn.



  1. Organize and supervise assigned classes for optimum educational learning.
  2. Provide grade appropriate instructional programs.
  3. Assessment of each student’s performance including testing, teacher observation, interim reports, report cards and parent conferences.
  4. Communicate with student’s parents so as to assure parents are fully aware of the religious, academic, and social progress being made by each student.
  5. Follow content and objectives from the school’s established course/subject goals.
  6. Keep records in accordance with school set policy.
  7. Lead students in music for Mass and other liturgical celebrations. Direct choir as appropriate. Manage music for school programs, concerts and promotional ceremonies.
  8. Attend facility meetings and other meetings as needed.
  9. Lesson planning and class room preparation.


  1. Utilize valid teaching techniques to achieve curriculum goals within the framework of school’s philosophy.
  2. Employ a variety of instructional aids, methods, and materials that will provide for creative teaching to reach the whole child; spiritual, mental, physical, social, and emotional.
  3. Plan through approved channels the balanced classroom us of field trips, guest speakers, and other media.
  4. Use homework effectively for drill, review, enrichment, or project work.
  5. Assess the learning of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Understanding of the vision and values of Sacred Heart Southern Missions with a commitment to achieve the goals of the organization.
  2. Must have a basic understanding and acceptance of Catholic school philosophy, goals, and objectives.
  3. Must have necessary background and training in elementary/secondary education methods and subject areas.
  4. Must have understanding of child development and skills necessary to relevant to the grade level being taught.
  5. Must have appropriate control and discipline techniques, which will enhance the learning situation.
  6. BA or BS in elementary education and appropriate MDE state licensure and endorsement(s) in Music education (125, 166).**
  7. Ability to work and interact with other staff members to accomplish overall organizational and departmental goals.
  8. Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication and decision-making skills. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  9. Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, Google Classroom and Outlook.
  10. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision/instruction. Able to establish and meet deadlines.
  11. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  12. Knowledge of Catholic liturgical music would be a plus.

**Sacred Heart Southern Missions pay scale mirrors that of the Mississippi Department of Education. Your degree and years of teaching experience drive your starting salary.

Physical Demands:

Work is generally in a school setting with some outside activities. Some work with computer requires sitting for some periods; using hands to handle objects, lift objects or materials of up to 30 pounds. Moderate walking, stooping, bending, reaching and sitting for extended periods may be required as a normal part of the job. Must be able to use telephone (hear and speak).

Reasonable Accommodations:

To successfully accomplish the essential job functions of the position, the employee must be able to read, write and speak in English, operate a computer and travel throughout a six county area. Lifting up the thirty pounds is essential for this position; repetitive wrist motion cannot be accommodated.

Salary: $19.95 - $32.00 per hour


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Health savings account, Employer contribution
  • Paid Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

School type:

  • Private school

Application Question(s):

  • Do you have experience leading liturgical music?


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)


  • MDE Licensure and Endorsement in Music (Required)