Catholic School Music Teacher




St. Joseph's Catholic School


St. Joseph’s Catholic School is seeking a full-time music teacher who is an energetic, enthusiastic faith filled individual who supports academic excellence. St. Joseph’s Catholic School is a K-8 school in the Diocese of Boise that serves as a ministry of St. John’s Catholic Community and is located in Boise, Idaho.

Primary Function: Under the direction of the school principal is responsible for supporting the Diocese of Boise in its mission to evangelize, catechize, and educate youth in a Catholic School environment.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from an accredited college or university

Current Idaho teaching certificate (or the ability to obtain one) with appropriate music endorsements

Diocesan ministry certification or working towards certification.

Ability to regularly employ appropriate educational technology in the classroom

Experience preferred – 3 years; Demonstrable past experience building a successful instrumental band program


Recognize and support the Catholic Mission and Identity of the School by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. The teacher may not espouse any doctrine inconsistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Give evidence of living Gospel values by being an active member of a faith community and being open to the importance of a personal faith journey; strive to model the teaching of Jesus by attitude and example.

Help build the School’s faith community by a demonstrated willingness to participate in, and help plan, music at Mass, school religious and service activities. Be able to teach music in a K- 8 environment.

Demonstrate effective planning skills by preparing lessons designed to implement and achieve academic goals and objectives as adapted by the School, along with a Catholic religious curriculum as articulated by the School.

Demonstrate competence in teaching by demonstrating current, thorough knowledge of the academic and religious curriculum as specified, and be able to communicate effectively with the students; be able to organize classroom learning and materials to maximize student time on tasks as well as motivate student learning.

Develop and use effective methods of assessment that are directly related to music curriculum objectives and skills taught; consistently, clearly, and effectively evaluate student progress.

Establish a consistent classroom management approach which promotes self-direction and positive self-image; set high standards for student behavior and manage inappropriate behavior effectively.

Maintain a functional and pleasant learning environment.

Cooperate with School and Diocesan administration; work effectively with all staff members to promote positive relationships with students and parents. Specific attention will be given toward prompt attendance at schedule faculty trainings and meetings.

At all times demonstrate professional responsibility in enforcing School policies and regulations.

Maintain confidentiality of information; display sound judgment in dress and general behavior. specifically, follow School dress code standard.

Prepare our students for winter and spring music concert

Prepare school choir to participate in the musical liturgy of school Mass

Teaches instrumental music, and general music courses as required to build a premier independent school performing arts program in the region.

Promotes the band program for the purpose of forming students holistically in a Catholic worldview, improving the quality of student performance outcomes, and encouraging maximizing their God-given talent

Monitors band services (e.g. evaluating programs and attendance, overseeing equipment procurement, staffing, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that performance outcomes are achieved within budget, department, and school objectives

Prepares appropriate weekly lesson plans including instructional objectives, planned activities, spiritual integration, assessments and resources, incorporating classroom technology to enhance instruction

Promotes the Performing Arts program for the purpose of forming students holistically in the Catholic faith, improving the quality of student performance outcomes, and encouraging maximizing their God-given talent

Effectively utilizes basic elements of foundational music instruction including but not limited to presentation of content, questioning techniques, responding to learner input, and arrangement of learning activities

Perform other duties as assigned

Assists in the on-going curriculum revision process

Lead in the selection of music curriculum and materials

Basic Qualifications:

Working knowledge of and a strong commitment to the mission of fostering lay leadership in the Roman Catholic Church. If a baptized Catholic, must be a practicing Roman Catholic in full communion with the Church.

Excellent communications skills including written and oral, public speaking and presentation skills.

Excellent human relations and interpersonal skills; must be a self-starter and be well- organized; must be a team player.

Be available for evening and weekend work as necessary; have reliable transportation.

Be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Proficiency in the use of completer technology including word processing and the use of excel and related technology.

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Complete and pass a criminal history and background check

Clean and neat personal appearance

Physical/Mental Requirements: Coordination and manual dexterity, normal mental and visual capabilities, and the ability to lift as required in a normal office environment.

To apply, please submit:

Letter of interest


Completed Diocesan Application for Employment for Catholic Schools

Three recent letters of reference to St. Joseph’s School.

The completed packets can be sent to: Tammy Emerich, principal

*The position will start August 2021

For questions regarding human resources 


Charles Lawrence

(208) 350-7510 phone
(208) 342-2368 fax

Human Resources
Policies & Guidelines

Diocesan Application for Employment

Diocesan Application for Employment for Catholic Schools

Performance Evaluations   (Referenced in "Parish/Schools Human Resource Manual" Chapter 13, ages 59-68)


FAX: (208) 342-0224

1501 S. FEDERAL WAY, SUITE 400, BOISE, ID 83705

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