The String Program Director is responsible for carrying out a comprehensive string education program in Homer, Alaska with the goal of building community and helping youth become better learners and better citizens. This position carries out two different types of programs, a school-based program for kids in kindergarten through second grade, and an after school string ensemble program for youth in 3rd – 12th grades as well adults. The String Program Director works to develop a program vision with the OPUS Board of Directors and is supervised by the OPUS Board. The OPUS liaison serves as the point person on the Board for communications with the Program Director.
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.
To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Additional Salary Information: Professional development is available.
About Homer OPUS
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 and multiple orchestral ensembles for ages 3 rd grade to adult. Homer is located on beautiful Kachemak Bay in south central Alaska.