Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The Department of Music at the College of the Holy Cross seeks a part-time in-person staff member to organize and coach its chamber music program in consultation with the Chair and other members of the music department. As the interim Chamber Music Instructor and Coordinator, this individual will place interested student instrumentalists and vocalists into small groups based on ability level, work with the instrumental and vocal lesson instructors to assist in the selection of appropriate repertoire, lead and coach group rehearsals during the weekly Chamber Music meeting time, coordinate student-led rehearsals occurring outside of the regularly scheduled meeting time for Chamber Music, facilitate the end-of-semester Chamber Music recital, and collaborate with the Department of Music Chair and other members of the music department on special events (e.g., prospective student 'open houses'). In addition to the music department Chair (to whom the coordinator reports) and other members of the music department (with whom the coordinator will collaborate), the successful candidate will also work closely with the Music Office Coordinator, the Music Management Fellow, and the Prior Performing Arts Center Director of Production.
This is an in-person position at 15 hours a week for 9 months. The position begins on August 26th, 2022, and ends on May 26, 2023.
Major Areas of Responsibility
The major areas of responsibility for the Interim Chamber Music Instructor and Coordinator will include:
Initial Recruiting for Chamber Music in collaboration with music faculty, ensemble directors, and music lesson instructors
Holding auditions for all interested students
Initial selection of student groups and repertoire in consultation with all interested parties
Coaching rehearsals (once a week) and all performances of the Chamber Music program
Planning the chamber music season (one dedicated concert per semester), and additional appearances for student groups in select venues where possible throughout the year, working in coordination with the Department Chair; outreach in the community is especially welcome
Attending relevant performance events to support students
Occasional coaching (outside of the normal rehearsal time for Chamber Music for students participating in the ensemble (1-2 hours per week)
Coordinating student-led rehearsals occurring outside of the regularly scheduled rehearsal time
Preparing professional quality publicity materials and concert programs for the Chamber Music concerts or related special events
Working with the Music Office Coordinator and the Director of Production (Prior Center for the Performing Arts) to reserve rehearsal space for events outside of the regularly scheduled rehearsal time for Chamber Music
Working with the Department of Music to coordinate activities of the chamber music program
Assisting the music department, as appropriate, with the review of supplemental application materials for prospective students
Master's degree or higher in Music Performance.
Experience coaching chamber music to college-age students
Relevant professional performance experience
Evidence of being able to support an inspiring and productive teaching environment
Willingness and ability to accommodate students' individual learning styles
Commitment to diversity and inclusion in repertory, for example, music composed by women,historically and geographically underrepresented identity groups, and unfamiliar musics (old and new)
Organizational and communication skills
Evidence of an active performance schedule
Interest and/or experience in teaching chamber music in a liberal arts context
Professional understanding of music history
Mastery of score reading
Compelling musical interpretations
Demonstrated skill in repertoire selection and planning
Demonstrated skill in rehearsal planning
Excellent communication and coordination skills
Proficient problem solving
Understands, values, and respects diversity as an individual, in a team, and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment.
To mitigate the spread and effects of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, College of the Holy Cross requires that all successful applicants show proof of full, up-to-date vaccination (including a booster dose once eligible) by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an accommodation exempting the applicant from this policy has been granted. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation based on a disability or sincerely-held religious belief should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials.
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 200,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities which you can read more about here.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
Electronic applications only. Please submit the following application materials (PDF or MSWord) to Holy Cross interview exchange at the link below: CV or resume, teaching philosophy statement, documentation of commitment to diversity and inclusion in programming (e.g., list of previous programs for singers), links to websites and/or online resources with representative examples of your performances and/or teaching, and two letters of recommendation. All materials must be uploaded to the interview exchange platform, including letters of recommendation. No materials may be submitted by email.
Please direct any questions to Daniel DiCenso, Department of Music, College of the Holy Cross, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews will be conducted remotely. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)
Copyright 2022 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.
ABOUT COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS: Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.