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Music Mentor 

Category Fine Arts  


Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Fine & Performing Arts the Music Mentor responsible for teaching individual and group music lessons to individuals with disabilities that participate in the Fine & Performing Arts program.  The Music Mentor will work with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities to provide them with an opportunity to seek their own natural creativity through music.  This person will provide direction toward goals of achievement, promote listening and basic motor skills, memory, focus, team work and most importantly, personal self expression through music.   This position will focus on working with clients in the music program for public performances and OV and community events.

Embrace Opportunity Village core values by cultivating positive and meaningful CONNECTIONS with clients and colleagues, demonstrating ENTHUSIASM, high standards of PRODUCTIVITY, authentic STEWARDSHIP, and consistent participation in individual and team DEVELOPMENT. Reinforce and positively engage in Opportunity Village’s organizational culture supporting choice and creativity of clients and of staff.


  1. Mentor and teach traditional styles of music and provide performance opportunities throughout the year to individuals served and oversee the daily operation of the program.
  2. Guide, support, train and supervise direct care, part-time staff and volunteers.
  3. Participate in direct care ratio and assist in daily direct care duties (i.e. lunch assistance, toileting, daily activities and bus duties).
  4. Implement requirements of Individual Support Plan (ISP).
  5. Work with Assistant Director to plan and coordinate music performances throughout the year.
  6. Represent the program on guest tours and community performances.
  7. Provide weekly/monthly program up-dates, monthly newsletter articles and quarterly participant progress reports.
  8. Attend weekly staff and one-on-one meetings.
  9. Set up and break down of all sound equipment needed for events and performances.
  10. Identify, plan and coordinate special performance groups.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.



  • This position will supervise Fine & Performing Arts Direct Care Staff.
Position Requirements


  • Ability to facilitate activities related to fine arts, music and/or recreational and life enrichment activities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, co-workers and supervisors (verbal and written).
  • Ability to care, respond and work with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Must encompass professional demeanor.
  • Ability to define problems and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret instructions, gain knowledge and have initiative.
  • Basic knowledge of video creation and editing


  • Required: High School Diploma or equivalent and one (1) year verifiable work experience in related field of music/performing arts.
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance or Music Education.
  • Preferred: Experience working with individuals with disabilities.


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand 80% of a work day.
  • Frequent bending, sitting, standing, lifting and walking.
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license are required.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Rate of Pay $16.00  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number FIN-22-00002  
Open Date 6/1/2022  
Location Engelstad Campus  
About the Organization Join Las Vegas' Favorite Charity! Here you can be proud to answer the question, 'Where do you work?' Opportunity Village (OV) is more than just a job; being a member of the OV team instills a sense of pride and purpose into your work week. Our motto for the people we serve is: Pride. Purpose. And a Paycheck. So it is no wonder that the same can be said for our employees who serve our clients.

Aside from the satisfaction of participating in a community that extends beyond our campuses, OV also offers a wide array of additional benefits including: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings account, training and development opportunities and much more!  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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