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Interlochen Center for the Arts seeks applicants for the position of Instructor of Clarinet. The successful candidate will provide individual instruction to Arts Academy (IAA) clarinet students, coach sectionals for the IAA orchestra and wind symphony, participate in side-by-side rehearsals with the large ensembles, actively recruit prospective students to the Academy (and help with recruitment to Interlochen Arts Camp as appropriate), and teach other courses as assigned. Beyond the traditional classroom responsibilities, all faculty at IAA assist in providing student mentorship and advising for aspiring artists in a boarding school setting. The Interlochen 5, key capacities that IAA faculty help reinforce, include mindfulness, wellness and resilience, creative capacity, interdisciplinary perspective and collaboration, global and cultural perspective, and community and citizen artistry. All Academy faculty focus on educating the whole student, working with high school students to develop their artistry and their citizenship.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach private lessons to Interlochen Arts Academy clarinet students
Coach chamber music and participate in all woodwind area activities
Coach sectionals for Orchestra and Wind Symphony
When applicable, teach other courses in the Music Division as deemed appropriate
Lead a student advisory section
Provide appropriate grading, attendance and evaluations of student progress as required by the music division
Communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues, and administration
Collaborate with other faculty members
Actively recruit clarinet students
Teach the whole student, working with other faculty and colleagues
Assist clarinet students with the college application process
Perform on the faculty chamber music series
Assist with the assessment of school owned instruments
Participate in departmental and employee meetings and serve on committees as directed
Other duties as assigned
Skills and Abilities:
Education: Master’s degree in clarinet performance required or commensurate with professional experience
Minimum of two years of significant teaching experience at the college level and/or with high school students.
Demonstrated excellence as a professional clarinetist, with a record of significant achievements in solo, chamber music, and large ensemble settings.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and contribute positively to the overall artistic environment at Interlochen.
Possess a genuine passion for education and a commitment to fostering the artistic growth and well-being of students.
Strong communication skills, both in one-on-one interactions with students and in broader musical community engagement.
A commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
Equipment Familiarity: Mac Laptop, Google Suite
Certifications, Licenses or Special Training:
Must meet and maintain background screening requirements as detailed in policy 12.HR.01 Pre-Employment and Employee Background Checks.
Valid driver’s license and driving record that meets the eligibility requirements of ICA’s insurance carrier (for all positions requiring driving).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Strong capability to work collaboratively as well as individually
Demonstrate respect for cultural, ethnic, spiritual, and linguistic diversity and values including differences in personal goals, lifestyle choices and varying family backgrounds and histories
Work is performed at various sites throughout the campus and classroom environment with extensive internal and external stakeholder contact.
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Portfolio and/or links to performance videos and teaching videos
Health, dental and vision insurance
Employer paid and voluntary life insurance
Employer paid short and long-term disability
Employee development & tuition reimbursement programs
Ten company paid holidays
Employee discounts to Interlochen events and performances
Lunch provided during dining hall hours
Childcare: Interlochen is proud to provide priority placement at Pitter Patter Preschool & Childcare located in the Interlochen Community Center, near our campus, for employees' dependents. In addition, Interlochen employees may be eligible for the MI Tri-Share Program. This program shares the cost of childcare between the state of Michigan, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the employee (The employee will only pay 1/3 of the total cost, if eligible). Income guidelines and more information about MI Tri-Share can be found at https://www.michigan.gov/mwc/initiatives/mi-tri-share-child-care.
Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org. Interlochen Center for the Arts includes: Interlochen Arts AcademyInterlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities. Interlochen Arts CampYoung artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve. Interlochen College of Creative ...ArtsAdult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines. Interlochen Public RadioClassical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/CharlevoixNews Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/LudingtonStreaming online at ipr.interlochen.org. Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists. Interlochen PresentsInterlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters.