Position: String Program Director
Homer OPUS seeks a Program Director to begin in August 2021.
Location: Homer, Alaska
Description: Homer OPUS is a nonprofit organization that delivers school and community-based string programs to individuals aged kindergarten through adult. Homer Youth String Orchestra Club, our youth orchestra program, was established in 2004 to foster the orchestral arts and musicianship. The school-based program, established in 2015, uses the power of music and the social experience of ensemble to help young people become better learners and better citizens. We currently have violin programs for K-2 students at two elementary schools—Preludes at Paul Banks and Frescoes at Fireweed Academy—and multiple orchestral ensembles for ages 3rd grade to adult. Homer is located on beautiful Kachemak Bay in southcentral Alaska, a 225-mile drive or 30-minute flight from Anchorage. Homer has a vibrant arts community that strongly supports our programs.
Duties: Teach classroom strings for grades K-2 in two elementary schools. 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 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.
Salary: $40-48K DOE. Professional development is available.
To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2021.