Homer Opus

Program Manager

Homer OPUS is a nonprofit organization that delivers school and community-based string music programs to individuals aged kindergarten through adult. We believe that broad access to string music education can change kids’ lives and transform communities. OPUS serves about 240 individuals in a variety of settings in Homer and Anchor Point, is governed by a volunteer board of directors, and has one full time employee, the String Program Director, who is the lead teacher in the programs.

The Program Manager is the glue that holds our programs together. This part-time position works closely with the OPUS board, the String Program Director, teachers, principals, volunteers, parents, and other stakeholders. The Program Manager reports to the Board and is a salaried position. The Program Manager will oversee completion of a variety of duties but might not complete all of the tasks her/himself. Many of the tasks required can be performed remotely. Some will require on-site presence and work outside of normal business hours.

Primary Duties:

  • Be an enthusiastic spokesperson for OPUS and its programs to kids, families, and the community at large.
  • Carry out outreach and advertising for OPUS programs and for specific concerts and events.
  • Provide program support, including organizing cardboard violin construction events (a bonanza of cardboard and hot glue), program registration, and fee collection.
  • Recruit parent volunteers and program participants.
  • Manage the OPUS lending library of string instruments.
  • Coordinate performance logistics.
  • Participate in steering committee meetings and board meetings.
  • Manage OPUS’s online presence including social media updates with a web specialist.

A successful candidate will be enthusiastic about the OPUS mission and will recognize the importance of building positive relationships in order to achieve organizational goals. This candidate should have attention for detail and, above all, be a clear and effective communicator. Musical experience is a plus.

Position Information

  • Part-time (approximately 15-20 hours/week, substantially less during the summer), year-round
  • Salary range: $18,000 – $24,000/year, DOE

How to Apply
We are accepting applications until we fill the position. Email a cover letter and resume to admin@homeropus.org.