String Sprouts • teachers & assistants

Seeking motivated, reliable, and enthusiastic strings teachers for the groundbreaking String Sprouts program.

Teachers will need to be proficient on the violin, excellent at working with young (pre-K) children, and have significant musical and/or educational training. Responsibilities include: teaching students with a positive attitude, following the provided curriculum, and monitoring your classroom administrative and equipment needs.

Minimum of Masters degree and/or four years related experience in areas of responsibility preferred. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume with references to Candace Jorgensen, Director of Education & Community Engagement, Omaha Conservatory of Music, 7023 Cass St., Omaha, NE 68132.

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Omaha Conservatory Cello Artist-Faculty / String Sprouts Cello Faculty

Omaha Conservatory of Music is looking for a full-time Suzuki cello Artist-Faculty member and String Sprouts program Cello Faculty. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) school that builds musical community through education and performance to enrich lives. With more than 750 students, we offer lessons in violin, viola, cello, piano, guitar, voice, percussion, winds and brass. The String Sprouts program creates the ability for over 1200 students to participate in violin, viola, cello, or bass group classes over the course of the five-year-long program.  To learn more about the String Sprouts program, please visit


Suzuki Cello Artist-Faculty:

  • Provide weekly individual lessons for students ages 3+.
  • Instruct Suzuki group strings classes (including parent education classes).
  • Attend faculty meetings and school events.
  • Maintain studio schedule and attendance records.
  • Communicate with studio families.

String Sprouts Cello Faculty

  • Provide weekly group lessons for students and caregivers ages 3 - 10 over the course of a 32-week program. 
  • Teach assigned classes using the String Sprouts curriculum and equipment.
  • Create a classroom management plan.
  • Communicate with caregivers or cooperating in-school teachers.  
  • Evaluate student progress each quarter.
  • Provide written feedback to families each quarter.
  • Maintain accurate attendance records.
  • Participate in program-wide performances each year.
  • Complete administrative tasks necessary for all assigned classes. 
  • Communicate regularly with program administrators.
  • Any other duties assigned by the program administration.

Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance or Music Education and 3 years of experience; Master’s Degree and Suzuki Training through at least Cello Unit 4 preferred. Experience with string bass is a bonus. Availability to teach a variety of weeknights 3-9pm and Saturdays is preferred for OCM Artist-Faculty.  Daytime/early evening availability for String Sprouts program required. We are an equal opportunity employer.  We are an E-Verify employer. Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the United States. We will not sponsor H1-B Visa candidates. 

Salary: Compensation is highly competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits available for qualified full-time applicants. 

Start date: This position is for the 2021-2022 academic year, beginning in August.  There will be opportunities for work in June or July for the selected candidate.

Contact: Lydia Conway, Director of Educational Programming and Candace Jorgensen, Director of Community Engagement

E-mail cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to, subject line “Cello Artist-Faculty”.  Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Priority screening date is April 1, 2021.

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