6-12 Strings/Orchestra

Great Bend USD 428 • www.greatbendschools.net

Full-time position for Grades 6-12 Strings / Orchestra Instructor for the 2023-2024 school year.  Start date is approximately August 1, 2023.  See job description below:





  • Experience preferred- but not required.
  • Applicant must hold or be eligible for licensure with the Kansas State Department of Education with an endorsement in instrumental music.

About the position:

  • Work cooperatively with experienced orchestra instructor to continue to build a vibrant orchestra program in USD 428.
  • Strong program that enjoys the support of the community and the local Board of Education.
  • Students have consistently scored high ratings at regional and state competitions.  In addition to music contest- the middle and high school orchestras participate in the annual Western Kansas Orchestra Festival where they have had the opportunity to work with conductors such as Elliot Del Borgo- Richard Stephan- Jacquelyn Dillon- and Robert Gillespie.
  • Many opportunities for the student orchestras to perform at community outreach activities and local concerts.
  • Instruments provided by the schools are in quality condition.
  • Pleasant class schedule in recently renovated- well-maintained- air-conditioned facilities.
  • Opportunities to work cooperatively with surrounding orchestra directors.

Apply online at www.greatbendschools.net   

Great Bend USD 428


Benefits Information

District pays 95% of single health policy or 50% of a family policy. $500 annuity invested for each school year employed, available after fifth year of employment. Flexible Benefit Plan offers health, cancer insurance, medical reimbursement, dependent care, vision and dental care. Generous leave policy for personal, illness or immediate family illness, permitted to accumulate. On-site opportunities for college credit; other extensive on-site staff development opportunities.

Salary Information

Salary based on education and experience, starting at $42,200 with supplemental contract.

Employer Information


Great Bend Unified School District 428 is a progressive school district offering a wide variety of outstanding educational programs for students and excellent working conditions for its employees. The district serves approximately 3,000 students at the K-6, 7-8, and 9-12 levels, and maintains five elementary schools, one high school, one middle school, an alternative learning center, and an early childhood center. USD 428 is the sponsoring district for the four area school districts that comprise the Barton County Special Services Cooperative.

The district offers small class sizes, outstanding facilities, first-class curriculum and instructional materials, competitive salary and benefits, and extensive professional growth opportunities for teachers. Networked technology throughout the district -- internet, e-mail, telephones in all classrooms. Technology available to teachers includes iPads, laptops, Smart boards, Chromebooks, etc.   

Great Bend High School is designated class 5A for activity competition with extremely successful programs. Great Bend is a community of over 15,000 people located in Central Kansas. Barton County Community College is located just outside of Great Bend, and Fort Hays State University is only an hour away. The Great Bend area offers an excellent quality of life for everyone.

USD 428 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Phone: 620-793-1500

Fax: 620-793-1585

Address: 201 S. Patton Road Great Bend, KS 67530

Email: shannon.king@usd428.net


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