2019-20 Band Teacher (Horns)

Location: Phillis Wheatley Community School


FirstLine Schools:  Enrichment Teacher at Phillis Wheatley Community School (part-time)

Creating and inspiring great open admissions public schools in New Orleans


About FirstLine Schools


In 1998, FirstLine Schools started the first charter school in New Orleans.  FirstLine now operates four PreK-8th grade schools and a K-8th grade school. Our mission is to create and inspire great open admission public schools in New Orleans.  We do this by:


Our faculty is a diverse and talented group dedicated to our students’ success and to their own growth as teachers.  Our schools are led by leaders who hold themselves accountable for student achievement and teacher development.

Position Summary

Phillis Wheatley Community School is currently seeking part time enrichment teachers in a variety of disciplines. We are seeking artists, athletes, fitness instructors, musicians, and entrepreneurs. At Phillis Wheatley Community School we prepare all of our students to attend a college-preparatory high school, graduate from a selective college, and contribute positively to the community. One way of doing this is by providing a variety of experiences for our scholars that cultivate well-rounded, lifelong learners.

Key Responsibilities and Courses

Enrichment Teachers at Wheatley middle school will teach a 9-week course. During this 9-week course, each teacher must facilitate students mastering a clear set of skills in their enrichment course. At the end of each 9 weeks, it is expected that each enrichment course will showcase their learnings and mastery in a schoolwide production (i.e. performance, exhibit, final competition, etc.)

  Courses we currently offer are as follows: 

  • Choir
  • Cosmetology/Life Skills
  • Band (Horns)- Currently Accepting Applications
  • Gardening
  • Dance
  • Soccer/Football
  • Band (Drumline)

​Desired Qualities & Characteristics

  • Preferred - experience working with students

  • Believe in every student’s ability to achieve in a rigorous enrichment course

  • Achieve results based on agreed-upon expectations

  • Take personal responsibility

  • Highly detail-oriented

  • Collaborate effectively with other teachers and leaders

  • Share a commitment to creating great schools in New Orleans

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Model the FirstLine values of Service, Learning, Collaboration and Results and Fun

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience; up to 12 hours a week (4 days a week, 3 hours per day)

 Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit, walk, stand, talk, and hear.

  • Light lifting of equipment may be required (up to 20 lbs.)

How to Apply: Please apply via the FirstLine Schools application website: www.firstlineschools.org/careers 


FirstLine Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.



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