Job Opening!

Join Us in Homer!

$40-48K DOE.

Professional development is available. 

Homer OPUS seeks a Program Director to begin in August 2022.

Send a resume and cover letter to opushomer@gmail.com.

Learn more about the team here: About Us

Description:

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 of 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.
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