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Berklee College of Music invites nominations and applications for a part-time faculty position in the Voice Department. The ideal candidate will demonstrate significant professional accomplishment, knowledge, and skill in vocal performance across a wide variety of contemporary styles, especially in the Musical Theater genre. They will be committed to excellence in teaching with an acute awareness of vocal health and wellness, and enjoy working in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Ranking and compensation is commensurate with professional experience, competencies, and qualifications. The start date for the position is September 1, 2020.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach applied voice in both individual private lessons and group vocal ensembles/labs with a special emphasis in the Musical Theater genre.
Guide students in the development of efficient vocal technique - serving as a mentor and role model
Develop customized student strategies for maintaining vocal health and wellness, including physical and vocal warm-ups, and other targeted preventative measures
Academic advising for students
May be asked to contribute to curriculum development, course content, and review
Involvement in auditions determining eligibility, juries, and final exams
Contribute to Voice Department-sponsored special events
Additional duties as assigned by the Department Chair(s)
A minimum of 5-years effective teaching experience and curriculum development at the college level preferred
A record of significant professional performing experience and/or recordings as a vocalist
Active experience of performing and continuing professional development
Expertise and/or comprehensive knowledge of a wide variety of Musical Theater repertoire
Demonstrated experience promoting race and gender equity in American Musical Theater
Piano accompanying skills sufficient to support vocal instruction are required
Demonstrated interest and experience in teaching Musical Theater repertoire
Demonstrated success in teaching vocal pedagogy associated with contemporary musical styles
Strong command of technology and PA systems to support teaching and learning
Aptitude for embracing cultural diversity in individuals, teaching perspectives, and curriculum
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to excel within a team-oriented departmental culture
Masters of Music (or equivalent professional experience) preferred
Electronic applications only. Please submit the following application materials in PDF or Word format at berklee.edu/jobs . All attachments should be uploaded to the Resume/CV application section.
Letter of application (2-page max)
Current resume or curriculum vitae
A statement of your teaching philosophy (1-page max)
Letters of recommendation from at least three (3) references
Links to websites and/or online resources with representative samples of your performances and teaching
All applications and supporting materials must be received by June 1, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the College community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
* Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for Staff or Faculty positions.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Faculty
Internal Number: R0003268
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.