1. Networking - this is and always will be the best way to find a job. An independent survey found that up to 80% of jobs are found through networking. It makes sense, too- people feel more comfortable if youíve been recommended by someone they know. Having a good network can make a big difference in your job search and in your career in general. Great ways to make connections are by volunteering for events/organizations, going to events and talking with people, inviting colleagues for coffee/lunch/cocktails, or even by organizing a group meetup.
2. Individual District Websites - this is the next best way to find a teaching job. Often district websites will be the first place a job is posted- and for some, the only place it will be posted. Since there are so many school districts in Texas, this method works best if you are searching in a specific geographic location.
3. TYB - The Yellow Board will often showcase open positions, but you have to keep checking because they are not catalogued in one place.
4. TMEA - this job board is currently showing 36 open positions for band.
5. ATSSB - this job board is currently showing 16 open positions for band.
6. Texas Education Agency (TEA) - workintexas.com is the statewide employment website that is currently displaying 30 open positions for band directors.
7. Google - simply typing in Ďband director jobs in texasí will pull up Google Jobs, which is currently displaying 100+ open positions pulled from all over the internet.
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