Rural Outreach Project Music Facilitators

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LOCATION: Rural communities across Oregon. Past and current locations include the towns of Condon, Dufur, Falls City, Fossil, Madras, Monument, North Lake, and Spray, Oregon. 

SUMMARY OF POSITION: Ethos’ AmeriCorps Rural Outreach Project (ROP) members will primarily be responsible for teaching music to school aged youth during and after school four to five days per week in target communities that would not otherwise have music programming. ROP members will live in the communities and assist in training and supervising local volunteers. Ethos is currently seeking to fill 10 positions for the 2020-21 school year. All positions report to the Program Director. Degrees in Music or Education are preferred but not required.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Teach general music classes to pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students.
  2. Teach elective music courses at the middle and high school level.
  3. Organize and/or teach after-school individual and/or group instrument or vocal lessons.
  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 and AmeriCorps sponsored orientations, training, 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 – or – complete 900 hours of service of 6 months.

MARGINAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Organize student performances, community music events, and community classes in each town.
  2. Consult with staff on recruitment and long-term programming plans.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for APPLICANTS:

  1. Must have experience working with youth.
  2. Must consent to and pass FBI background checks.
  3. Must have reliable transportation.
  4. Must be an AmeriCorps member. To apply, visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=86346&fromSearch=true

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Proficiency or familiarity with an instrument or vocal music at a beginning accompanying level. 
  2. Strong organizational skills, creativity, resourcefulness, and self-motivation.

PAY/BENEFITS:

  • A $14,279 living allowance ($1,298 per month) over an 11 month term of service.
  • An educational award of $6,195 (upon completion of service to pay tuition or student loans).
  • Eligibility for loan forbearance.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Child care assistance. 
  • Monthly housing stipends and gas reimbursement.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to amoree@ethos.org.

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT AMERICORPS: Please visit: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/join-americorps

CONTACT: For more information please contact:

Amorèe Lovell – Director of Rural Outreach at Ethos Music Center
503.283.8467 ext. 106
amoree@ethos.org

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Founded in 1998, Ethos provides group classes, private lessons, summer camps and music outreach programs to over 7,000 youth across Oregon. Ethos has been named one of the top 50 after school arts programs by the President’s Commission for the Arts and Humanities on 8 separate occasions.

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