High School Band Director

    • Job Tracking ID: 512680-676433
    • Job Location: New Orleans, LA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 09, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: July 15, 2019
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All applications will be reviewed and responded to as quickly as we are able. While we wish we could personally speak with each applicant, we are unable to do so due to the volume of applicants. With that in mind, please do not call in to follow up on your application

Job Description:

Walter L. Cohen College Prep is searching for a High School Band Director to lead and grow our performance music and marching band program. The director is expected to provide an educational atmosphere where scholars of various musical levels can develop skills as a performer and prepare them for a variety of performances locally and abroad.



Walter L. Cohen High School opened its doors in the Fall of 1949 and became the 5th public secondary school available to students of color in New Orleans. In 2012, Cohen became a member of the New Orleans College Prep (NOCP) charter management organization.

Our mission is to prepare students with academic and life skills for success in college, career, and beyond.

Prior to Hurricane Katrina, only 1 in 10 public high school students graduated from college. We are on a mission to turn those statistics around and ensure all of our students have an opportunity to succeed in college and beyond.

NOCP is producing significant student achievement gains for our students, 75% of whom are African-American and ~20% of whom are English Language Learners. Recent highlights of our achievements include:

  • In 2015, Walter L. Cohen College Prep launched The Academy of Career and Community Education (ACCE) . ACCE is a comprehensive program designed to prepare students with significant exceptionalities (ages 14 - 22) to achieve their most rigorous post-graduation goals.

  • Cohen is the home of the 2018-2019 D.A.L.E. Fellowship for innovation in English Learner education. The fellowship includes a financial award, instructional resources, and ongoing training to support differentiation for English Learners. In addition to improving their own classroom practice, our ELL teachers train other content teachers and strengthen our capacity to deliver high quality instruction to all students.

  • Since 2014, Cohen College Prep High School’s graduating classes achieved a 100% college acceptance rate.

More detailed information can be found on our website,


Experience and Skills:


  • Create and execute a clear vision for an excellent music program to include music appreciation, harmony theory, instrumental music, and the historical and cultural aspects of music.

  • Ability to teach music courses to students of various ability levels.

  • Organize and lead summer and after school practice sessions

  • Collaborate with all NOCP band directors/music teachers to create a PreK-12 musical pipeline.

  • Ensure all participants and activities function with the parameters of New Orleans College Prep values and policies.

  • Coordinate in-school and community performances of high musical quality

  • Establish and maintain high expectations and strong relationships with students and families that produce positive academic performance and high student retention



  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Experienced: Demonstrated knowledge of music theory and pedagogical techniques that emulate the belief that structure and clear expectations are drivers of student success

  • Solutions-Oriented: Concentrates on finding ways to solve problems and improve systems

  • Enthusiasm: Exhibits passion and excitement over work

  • High Expectations: An unwavering belief that all students can achieve at high levels

  • Results Oriented: Proven track record of producing dramatic, demonstrable student achievement gains

  • Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to work well in a team



NOCP offers a competitive compensation package.