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“A college job which does not require a DMA… but there is a catch”…

The Southern Oregon University seeks Applied Music Adjuncts, who can earn from $21.67 to $26.00 from teaching private music lessons (piano, organ, voice, brass, percussion, woodwinds, guitar, strings and/or music composition). The Applied Music Adjunct position may be one-term (approximately ten to eleven weeks) or multiple terms, depending on student registration.

The Applied Music Adjunct position is paid at an hourly rate and is based on student enrollment. Applied Music Adjunct pay is tracked by a time card, where the instructor lists the time worked. This can be included: lesson time with the student, preparation time for the lesson, rehearsal time, and jury participation.


Total hours per student should not exceed 1 hour per student per week for a 1/2 hour lesson taught. Anticipated rate of $21.67 to $26.00 per hour (Rate dependent on Terminal degree). Not to exceed 1 hour per student per week for a 1/2 hour lesson taught.

According to Oregon Capital Chronicle, the University President’s contract provides a salary of $290,000 a year, plus, up to $30,000 in moving expenses, a car allowance and the president’s house, a residence in Ashland set aside for the university president.

Meanwhile, the local McDonalds is hiring associates with the following conditions:


$15.25 and more hourly rate


Free and Discounted Meals


Free College: Associate's or Bachelor's Degree at Colorado Technical University


Free laptop


Tuition assistance of up to $3,000 per year at any other accredited school


Free Career Advising, English classes, and Online High School classes


Earned paid vacation


Medical, dental and vision coverage


Short- and Long-Term Disability, life and accident insurance


401K retirement savings plan with employer match

What would you choose?


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