The College is interested in seeking candidates to teach Applied Percussion lessons and percussion ensemble in the Fall and Winter semesters at our downtown campus. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists prior to employment with Grand Rapids Community College.
Essential Job Functions
Teach private applied lessons to music majors and general college students.
Conduct the percussion ensemble.
Maintain accurate course records and submit related reports as requested.
Effectively assess student performance.
Create a safe and inclusive learning environment for students.
Incorporate new technologies and methods that enhance teaching and learning into his/her instructional methods. - Support the Department and College through other work normally expected of adjunct faculty members.
Education and Credentials
Master's Degree in Music is preferred however, applicants with extensive professional experience will be considered.
Successful applied teaching experience is required.
Successful percussion ensemble experience is required.
Successful teaching experience at a Community College preferred but not required.
Experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds and with varying academic skills. - Participation in professional development and/or continuous improvement activities in order to remain current in the field.
Excellent pedagogical skills
Excellent percussion ensemble rehearsal skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.
An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population. - An interest in teaching college-level material to high school students as part of a middle college or dual enrollment program.
An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability.
Interest in and willingness to work with changing instructional technologies used in and out of the classroom. - Willingness and availability to work a flexible schedule.
High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public. - Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner.
Must have the physical capacity for standing and sitting for technique demonstration.
Applied Teaching Studio environment in an academic setting.
Grand Rapids Community College is required to comply with the OSHA emergency temporary standard (ETS).
The urban campus of Grand Rapids Community College is situated on a six-block area in the heart of Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area with a population approaching one million. GRCC, founded in 1914, is the oldest community college in Michigan, but the atmosphere is exciting and contemporary; its top-notch faculty, commitment to diversity in programming and campus lifestyle, and the strong spirit of community collaboration under the leadership of President Bill Pink, make it a vital and rewarding workplace. Known as “The Community’s College,” GRCC is responsive to the needs of surrounding business, economic, cultural and educational environments. The college offers credit and non-credit, associate degree and certification programs, and workforce training at both on- and off-campus locations so that students of all ages and abilities can pursue personal goals for higher education and/or enhanced job opportunities with success. For more information about GRCC, visit our website at www.grcc.edu