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Location:  Oakville, Ontario
Description: Violin teacher for weekly group classes Books 1-4, starting September 2020.    Thursdays late afternoon and evening.  Possibility to gain private students. The Oakville Suzuki Association was established in 1978 and is one of the largest Suzuki programs.  Friendly atmosphere.
Duties: Teach weekly violin group classes.
Qualifications: Member of SAA, Minimum playing ability RCM Grade 10.   Suzuki violin teacher training minimum Bks. 1 & 2.   Possibility of bursary help for training.
Salary:  $65 pr/hr
Contact: Bethany Goluboff

SAO Administrative Assistant

Job Category: Paid job
Job Term: Part-time
Career Level: Intermediate
Job Title: Part-time Administrative Assistant (remote)

1) Job Description:

The Suzuki Association of Ontario strives to promote and support the Suzuki Method of learning by nurturing excellence in music education across the province.

The SAO is an incorporated Ontario not-for-profit organization seeking a part-time administrator to help manage the day-to-day operations of our volunteer Board of Directors. Most duties can be completed remotely and both hours and location of employment are highly flexible. Categories of responsibility include:

  • Managing membership records and interacting with members in a professional manner
  • Attending Board meetings and assisting with agendas and minutes
  • Maintaining basic bookkeeping and financial records
  • Managing bimonthly newsletters and newsletter advertising
  • Documenting scholarship and bursary information
  • Managing the SAO website and social media accounts
  • Keeping records and archives
  • Interacting with national and international Suzuki colleagues and organizations
  • Working closely with Board Executive to achieve administrative and organizational goals
  • Other general office support and event support as required

An itemized, detailed list of role responsibilities is available HERE

2) Required Skills:

  • Post-secondary training in arts administration required
  • Minimum one year of related experience required; non-profit experience and/or Board experience an asset
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks or other bookkeeping software required
  • Knowledge of the Suzuki Method and/or formal music training an asset
  • Candidates may be required to undertake Suzuki-related professional development at the discretion of the Board
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and database management an asset
  • Knowledge of WordPress and MailChimp strongly preferred
  • Exceptional time management and the ability to work remotely with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including a professional manner in all email and phone correspondence
  • Trustworthy and able to work with confidential member information and financial records
  • Ability to develop effective work plans, organize details, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain a monthly record of completed and ongoing tasks

3) Additional Information

Compensation for this position is based on 20 hours per month. However, the workload is expected to vary over the course of the year, and the administrator will be allowed significant flexibility in scheduling. Wage will be paid as a flat rate of $400 per month. Additionally, a modest stipend will be provided toward travel costs to attend the two in-person Board meetings per year, one of which involves the annual SAO conference.

The Suzuki Association of Ontario is an equal employment opportunity employer. We seek a broad and diverse pool of candidates and strongly believe that our organization benefits from the perspectives and talents of a diverse team of contributors.

4) How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Applications will be reviewed as they are received until such time as the position is filled.