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Suzuki Association of Ontario

Job Category: Paid job 

Job Term: Part-time

Career Level: Intermediate 

Job Title: Membership Services Assistant 

Job Location: 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 flexible. Categories of responsibility include: 

  • Managing membership records and interacting with members in a professional manner -Attending Board meetings and assisting with the creation of agendas and recording of 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 degree required 
  • Post-secondary training, or combination of training and experience, in arts administration considered an asset 
  • Minimum one year of administrative 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 o Candidates may be required to undertake Suzuki-related professional development at the discretion of the Board 
  • Experience with Microsoft OfficeSuite and database management an asset
  • Knowledge of WordPress and MailChimp strongly preferred 
  • Knowledge of Paypal and Eventbrite strongly preferred
  • Experience with Photoshop or Canva 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 25 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 $500 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 in pdf format to Application deadline is Friday, October 1, 2021.

Suzuki Violin Teacher – Ottawa Suzuki Strings

Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa Suzuki Strings (OSS) is a non-profit music school located in Canada’s National Capital City, founded in 2009. Inspired by the pedagogical philosophy of Shinichi Suzuki, a leading educator and humanitarian, OSS provides a learning environment for children that encourages and supports them in their pursuit of personal excellence. Dr. Suzuki’s approach was anchored in the conviction that “any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue.” OSS is structured by Dr. Suzuki’s carefully developed approach and animated by his strong belief in what a love of music can accomplish when it is properly guided and supported. OSS is proud to be part of this focus on nurturing excellence in an age when music continues to play an important role in the goal of fostering an inclusive sense of community grounded in a respect for diversity. We seek to create opportunities for all children, including those who face specific challenges.

Teach group classes; participate in school events and faculty meetings; possibility to build private studio

– Prefer Bachelor’s or Master’s in Music, Music Education or equivalent
– Minimum Book 1 teacher training (or experience and a plan to get training)
– Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
– Enthusiastic, encouraging and team player
– Canadian Citizenship or Working Permit

Competitive; Please contact for more details

Email resume, cover letter and 2 references to
Phone: 613-369-4376