We are a rural district in Eastern Nevada about to begin a very well-supported rebuild of our 6-12 band program. We are hoping to fill vacancies within our district with individuals who have expertise in percussion, specific wind instruments for applied lessons, color guard, etc. This our creative way of attracting expertise and quality instruction to our community.
Our district currently has the following vacancies:
- District-Wide Nurse
- School Psychologist
- Full Time Administrative Assistant
- Teacher's Aide
- Elementary Classroom Teacher
- Special Education Teacher
- HS Auto Shop Teacher
- HS Welding/Agriculture Science Teacher
We are looking to fill any of the above positions with individuals who can provide (paid) applied flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, horn, low brass, or percussion lessons/sectionals, color guard instructors, or even visual/body movement staff. Private lessons will be focused on preparing student for allstate auditions, solo & ensemble festival, and collegiate auditions.
Our district offers competitive pay, student loan forgiveness, and excellent medical and retirement benefits paid %100 by the district. Nevada offers reciprocity with most states' teaching licensure, including Texas and Oklahoma.
We are located in the tourist-centered and copper mining City of Ely, in White Pine County, NV. Our rural county community of approximately 10,000 is nestled in the high desert and alpine mountains of Eastern Nevada, near Great Basin National Park, the Ruby Mountains, Ruby Valley, the Ruby Marshes, Success Loop, Schell Creek Range, and Cave Lake. The opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, camping, hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, off-roading, crawling, golfing, sight-seeing are limitless. Our community is known for being the home of the Robinson Project Copper Mining Operation, the Nevada Northern Heritage Railway, and an international tourist destination for outdoorsmen, hunters, and backpackers. We are within hours of the Las Vegas, Reno, Salt Lake City, and Boise Metros for excellent shopping, major airports, winter sports, and great entertainment. We enjoy extremely clear, blue skies, amazing star-gazing, very clean water, and a low cost of living (particularly in proportion to our pay-rates). It is an extremely beautiful, peaceful, and safe place to live.
Our school district has a storied history of band stretching over 100 years that includes numerous performances at the Tournament of Roses Parade, concert performances at past NAfME/MENC conventions, and past participation in several international performance events. We are very fortunate to have a superintendent (who is a past choral music educator and alumni) and the current principals are united in their total commitment to restoring the program. Our district operates on a 4-day school week (149 contract days), with plenty of free time.
The new head director is an alumni of the school, has experience in Texas and a "Texas mindset," and is currently completing a DMA in wind conducting. The new assistant director is returning to 6-12 teaching from teaching wind band at the collegiate level. The band staff have a very clear vision of how to structure and operate a successful program. Our band program will be student-centered, highly competitive (in a healthy way), and extremely concert-oriented. Our program will be competitive in marching arts, including a winter guard program, but will never house an indoor drumline - concert percussion ensemble only. We perform at home football games only.
If you are interested please feel free to email the band staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please feel free to share this advertisement with anyone who may "fit the bill." For more information on our area please visit our town's visitor website.
If you love natural beauty, the outdoors, a slower pace of life, and have a desire to stay connected to a high-quality band program, we may be the perfect fit for you! We hope that you'll consider becoming part of our community!