Zion Classical Academy

465 S Marian Rd, Hastings, NE


Vocal and Instrumental Music Teacher

Position Description:  Part-time 10 -15 hours per week.

Zion Classical Academy, a classical, Christ-centered school in Hastings, Nebraska seeks a part-time Preschool – 6th Grade Music and Band teacher for the 2024-2025  academic year. Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education or K-8 Vocal and Instrumental Music,  along with a valid Nebraska state teaching certificate. Ideally, we are looking for someone with experience and knowledge of teaching both vocal and beginning instrumental music as well as Classical Christian pedagogy.  The candidate should be a mature Christian committed to lifelong learning and professional development, eager to nurture and inspire our students, and desire to work with a dedicated staff.  Zion Classical Academy is a Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter, resume, letters of recommendation, and copies of all related undergraduate/graduate transcripts – to: principal@zionclassical.org.

ZCA Mission Statement

The mission of Zion Classical Academy is to cultivate Truth,

Wisdom, and Virtue in our students through classical Christian

education in order to equip them for a life of service to God and


About Zion Classical Academy

Duties of the Music Teacher:

(included, but may not be limited to)

1. Be a Christian example to others by talk and actions.

2. Be an active member in good standing of a Christian church.

3. Maintain positive relationships with all members of the Zion Classical Academy staff.

4. Actively promote and live the mission statement of Zion Classical Academy.

5. Provide for the spiritual, social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of children.

6. Implement both instrumental and vocal music curriculum into the lessons of the varying age classes.

7.  Provide instruction in music classes for Preschool-6th grade to include basic vocal music, instruments such as recorders and handbells, rhythm and percussion instruments  as is age appropriate, and concert band instruments for 3rd-6th graders.

8. Conduct evaluations of each 3rd - 6th grade student for the purpose of building an instrumental concert band. Work with students to establish a desire to learn an instrument.

9. Conduct parent-teacher conferences as set by the schedule.

10. Attend staff meetings and special functions of the school as deemed necessary by the administrator.

11. Arrive at school no later than 30 minutes before the start of your  first class.

Remain at least 30 minutes after  your last class.

12. Fulfill many non-specific duties that would be generally expected of all Zion Classical Academy teachers. (Morning Supervision, Homework Club, Noon Supervision - TBD mutually agreed upon with the administration and Music teacher.

13. Perform other tasks and duties that may be assigned outside of school hours:

Veterans Day Program
Christmas Concert/program,
Spring Concert
Academic Honors Night/Graduation (Kindergarten and 6th Grade)
There are other expected outreach opportunities with music, including but not limited to singing at local churches, caroling to area nursing homes and performing in the Hastings Downtown Celebration of Lights.

14. Participate in the staff rotation of leading daily staff devotions, before-school  or after-school duty, and lunch duty on days you are scheduled to be at school to teach.

15. Take professional development courses and meet all of the requirements necessary to maintain Nebraska state teaching certificate and continued growth in the understanding of Classical education.

**(Examples of professional development may include: special meetings, off-campus training, retreats, conferences, area teacher meetings, etc.).