So, the time to start the job searching process has begun. Or rather, began some time ago. It's not urgent yet, as I know many people aren't hired for teaching positions (particularly in public schools) until the month before classes start. All that said, I'm typically not a last minute type of person, particularly when it comes to things of gravity, and meaningful employment is one of those things.
So, for over a month now I've been checking various sources for jobs. Public school teaching, adjunct college faculty, band, orchestra, pretty much anything I'm qualified for. And the field has been sparse. The majority of the jobs I'm not qualified for (head director positions requiring a number of years of experience, or professorial positions required doctorates), and the few that I do fit the bill for are not my ideal position.
One, for example, was an assistant band director position, looking for a percussionist specifically, in a small town (just over 5,000 population). The kicker was that the position admitted it was paid for by a federal stimulus package and may or may not exist after one year. Not exactly job security. So while I would consider taking it (it's a real job with real experience), odds are after one year, it would just be a bullet point on my resume as I search for a job with some continuity.
So, I'm searching. Primarily hitting up TMEA, as they seem to keep the most up to date about job postings, although I check the TBA website as well. Anyone else have suggestions for job listing sites that would fit my music/academic criteria?