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String Program Director

  • Full Time
  • Homer, Alaska
  • DOE. Professional development and relocation assistance is available. USD / Year
  • Salary: DOE. Professional development and relocation assistance is available.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

Website Homer OPUS

Homer OPUS is a nonprofit organization that delivers school and community-based string programs to individuals aged kindergarten through adult. Our kindergarten through second grade program takes place in local elementary schools and focuses on using the power of music instruction to build brain skills and social/emotional skills. Our after school orchestral ensembles add the skills of musicianship, support the development of individuals as musicians, and foster a lifelong love of music.

 

Homer is located on beautiful Kachemak Bay in southcentral Alaska, a 225-mile drive or 30-minute flight from Anchorage. The town has a vibrant arts community that strongly supports our programs and offers a wide range of amenities that support a high quality of life, from hiking and ski trails, to fishing, good schools, cultural resources, dynamic local businesses, and extraordinary outdoor opportunities.

Duties: Teach classroom strings for grades K-2 in elementary school classrooms. Lead a small string youth orchestra with groups of varying levels with an emphasis on Suzuki group violin instruction. This is an opportunity to take the helm of a growing musical movement in a small Alaskan town, and additional duties will be determined by the candidate’s interest and skills and in collaboration with the Homer OPUS Board of Directors.

 

Qualifications:

·         Minimum B.A. Music education degree

·         Suzuki violin teacher training

·         2 years primary classroom experience preferred

·         Good communication skills with the ability to collaborate with classroom teachers and administration. Ability to organize and implement successful performances for school-based and community-based string programs.

·          Willingness to follow school district Covid-19 protocols and pass a school district background check.

To apply send a resume and cover letter to opushomer@gmail.com

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