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Director, Alleghany Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM)

This position requires strong administrative and management skills. Appreciation of traditional Appalachian music, experience working with children, and experience in fundraising preferred. This is a twenty-hour part time position with pay commensurate with experience. While there are two afternoons that require specific weekly hours, there are also performances that may require a few nights and weekends each semester.

The director is expected to be in charge of the day-to-day operations of the after school traditional music program as well as the fiscal management of the program. The director will also be expected to maintain good community and public relations and to guide and communicate with the JAM instructors. Monthly meetings and communications with the JAM Advisory Board are expected.

To find out more about the Alleghany JAM program, visit their website:

To apply for the position, please complete the Non-Certified Application found on this webpage. (Note: You will have to write in the position: JAM Director by hand.) Along with your application, please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in this position.

Mail your application and cover letter to the following address:

Dr. Kim Mattox, Assistant Superintendent
JAM Director Application
Alleghany County Schools Central Office
85 Peachtree Street
Sparta, NC 28675

You will also need to print out the Non-Certified Reference Forms and have them returned to the same address.

Deadline for receiving applications is June 23, 2014.

For questions about the application process, please contact Alleghany County Schools. 336.372.4345.

For specific questions about the job, please contact the Alleghany JAM Advisory Chair, Deborah Sherrill. 336.372.4656.

To access the actual job listing, please visit Alleghany County Schools website