ROP Music Facilitators


LOCATION: Rural communities accross Oregon. Specifically, the towns of Dufur, Monument, Maupin, Falls City, Elkton, Metolius, Spray, Lake County, and Madras, Oregon. Some service also carried out in Portland, Oregon.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: Ten positions total that report to the Program Director. Three Rural Outreach Project (ROP) members will live in Madras (serving Madras and Metolius), and one member will be placed in each of the remaining towns. ROP members will primarily be responsible for teaching music to students during and after school four to five days per week. In addition, ROP members will assist in training and supervising local volunteers. Most of the 11 month service term will be spent in rural sites, with the remainder spent in Portland for training and evaluation.

1. Teach general music classes to kindergarten through sixth grade students.
2. Teach elective music courses at the middle and high school level.
3. Organize and/or teach after-school music classes in 2-4 instruments.
4. Recruit and train community members to be volunteer teaching assistants.
5. Encourage and track youth, volunteer, and parent involvement in all activities.
6. Attend Ethos trainings and AmeriCorps sponsored orientation, trainings, and meetings.
7. Complete and submit in a timely manner all Ethos and AmeriCorps required reports and time sheets.
8. Complete 1700 hours of service over 11 months (Mid-August 2017 to July 2018).

1. Organize student performances and community music events in each town.
2. Provide community music classes.
3. Consult with staff on recruitment and long-term programming plans.
4. Complete four days of volunteer service outside of normal service site, two of which will be in conjunction with national service days.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Background in music performance or education, however other fields are also welcome provided applicant can be a proficient teacher. Experience with youth a must. Familiarity with at least 2 instruments preferred. Must be organized, creative, resourceful and self-motivated. Must have own transportation. Ethos will make every effort to ensure an inclusive environment. Applicant must pass strict FBI background check. Must apply to be an AmeriCorps member at

PAY/BENEFITS: Stipend of $12,630 (taxable) and medical insurance provided. Upon completion of service, $5,815 in educational award (to pay tuition or student loans). Members are also eligible for loan forbearance and child care assistance. Ethos also provides a housing stipend and monthly gas reimbursement.

CONTACT: For more information please contact: Megan Moran, Program Director (Ethos Music Center)
(971) 717-6902 or

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