Job Opening!

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.  

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. 

Salary: $40-48K DOE. Professional development is available. 

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to opushomer@gmail.com by March 31, 2021. 

Homer OPUS – 355 W. Pioneer Avenue, Ste. 300 – Homer, AK 99603 – OPUSHomer@gmail.comhttp://www.homeropus.org

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