Help finding program administrator

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Roxann said: Jan 8, 2009
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Our local Suzuki program founder and executive director is preparing to retire. I am on a committee charged with finding a successor. There is no local obvious candidate and we are stumped as to how to find one. The monthly salary is under $1000, which would probably make it pretty difficult to lure someone from afar. Any suggestions?

Jennifer Visick said: Jan 8, 2009
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roundabout what area is the program located? You could advertise the post in the SAA Journal, though I don’t know how much that costs.

Roxann said: Jan 9, 2009
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We are in the Southeast.

Our committee met yesterday and now we are thinking about dividing our Executive Director position up into two: a Music Director and an Administrative Director. Taking the all of the administrative burden off our current Director might enable her to postpone retirement for some time.

I would love to know how other Suzuki programs are directed. Does it usually tend to be one person in charge or do other places divide the responsibilities up?

At some point I may re-post this under a different subject, if I don’t get reponses here.

Community Youth Orchestra said: Feb 4, 2009
Community Youth OrchestraViolin, Viola
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That’s an excellent idea.

Since the administrative issues are fairly common to most business types, that person really doesn’t even need to be a music educator, correct? I’m sure there are a number of younger people fresh out of school involved in business industry that need work experience of this sort. How about posting an ad on your local craigslist.com?

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