For my friends in string education:
New Hanover County, NC (Wilmington area) is undergoing some changes and movement this year. They have opened a new middle school and will be obtaining a new orchestra position for the fall! They also have a vacancy at Hoggard High School in NHCS. Although the position postings have been put into processing, they won't actually post until July. The arts supervisor has given us all the official "go ahead" to send out the word.
The jobs that will be available will most likely be:
Noble Middle School (close to Wrightsville Beach) and Holly Shelter Middle School (Castle Hayne)
Both orchestras will have enrollments of around 50 each. Holly Shelter is a new facility with a small 300 seat auditorium; Noble has great parental support and has the highest academic achievement in the county. This program needs someone energetic and committed to continue growth.
Myrtle Grove Middle School (Monkey Junction area) and E. Ashley High School (Carolina Beach)
The middle school orchestra has an enrollment of around 50 students and the high school has enrollment of close to 70 students. Myrtle Grove MS is a program that is still growing and needs continued support. Ashley High School is an impressive facility and the school is attached to a 1,000 seat auditorium. I've heard the administration at AHS is very supportive of the arts.
If you know anyone interested, they need to apply online with NCDPI and send resumes to Georgeann Haas, Arts Education Supervisor. Teachers love their job there, and they are really supported. Local benefits and salary schedules can be found at www.nhcs.net.