Band Director 

(Female, Age 24) from bayou black, LA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Band Director
Salary $34,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location bayou black, LA
Years Experience 1 year

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I currently work in a High school with 25 total teachers and 450-500 students from grades 9-12.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
provide musical instruction to students, private lessons, administer tests and evaluations.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
retirement fund, insurance

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
well compensated

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
ALWAYS work with students. i do not have to work with other teachers. i enjoy it.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
in the field. i enjoy teaching in a not so structured environment. the students are constantly engaged and i don’t have to worry about keeping them interested. however, i do have about 85 students all at one time.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 2
Hours: 7
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 3
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 5

Table of Contents

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
job fair at college

What was the application process?
submitted resume, application, interview, background checks

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes. 2 interviews… one with principal of school and then with school board officials.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
why do you want to be a music teacher. what is your philosphy of teaching. what would you do if a student got out of control. how would you handle a student who would not cooperate.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes. let me know what type of students i would be dealing with and even let me observe the class with previous teacher

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes. college and student teaching. lots of field work such as observations.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
no. although the technical aspect i was prepared for…. i didn’t realize all the other/extra work i would have to do. such as fundraising, teacher/parent board, and the personal relationships that would build through having all the same students for so long!

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
more so than the school work did

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
first you need a bachelors. then make sure that you have a lot of field experience while in college to understand what you are doing once you get in the classroom

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
organization is very important when dealing with a large group of kids. you should always be honest, moral, and trustworthy to gain the students trust.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
don’t be scared! its a lot easier after you get in the groove (so to speak)

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes. this is all i want to do.

What are your current career goals?
build the band program up.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 music teacher 3 months 0 this was my student teaching job. i observed and was slowly instructed on teaching
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.9

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.1 northwestern state music education
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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