Join Us in Homer!
Professional development is available.
Homer OPUS seeks a Program Director to begin in August 2022.
Send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Learn more about the team here: About Us
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.
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.
- 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.