The College of the Holy Cross seeks a cellist to join the Music Department's roster of instrumental and vocal instructors. Lesson instructors are at-will employees and are compensated $650/semester per student for 10 one-hour lessons and $325/semester per student for 10 one-half-hour lessons.
The successful applicant will be required to complete Holy Cross's Boundary Training for lesson instructors.
The position reports to the Chair of the music department.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Teach individual cello lessons, as needed, to music majors and non-majors.
Based on the successful candidate's qualification, possible additional ad hoc duties, for which the lesson instructor would receive additional compensation, might include participating in auditions, juries, and coachings.
Master's Degree in Music Performance
Experience teaching cello lessons to college-age students
Experience in professional performance activities
Willingness to teach all levels of students from beginning to advanced
Willingness to work with ensemble directors in order to help support student participation in ensembles.
Evidence of being capable of creating an inspiring and productive teaching environment
Willingness and ability to accommodate students' needs of individual learning styles
Ability to teach students who enroll in Music 331/332 or 431/432 for a full credit and a letter grade, in coordination with the Chair of the Department
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)
Commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching
Evidence of an active performance schedule
Interest and/or experience in teaching cello in a liberal arts context
Understands, values, and respects diversity as an individual, in a team, and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment
Good communications skills
This is a part-time opportunity. Lesson instructors are at-will employees and are compensated $650/semester per student for 10 one-hour lessons and $325/semester per student for 10 one-half-hour lessons. Discussions are underway to raise the level of compensation for future semesters. In order to give the candidate the opportunity to build a student, for the first semester only, candidates will be paid for a minimum of three students whether or not three students enroll. Candidates are also eligible, by application and pending budgetary approval, to earn additional income by offering masterclasses, recitals, or serving as ringers in other campus ensembles as needed. All lessons will take place in person, though music lesson instructors are normally able to arrange their lessons into one or two morning/afternoons of teaching per week.
Electronic applications only.
Please submit as a single document with the following application materials (PDF or MSWord) to Holy Cross Employment Opportunities: CV or resume, teaching philosophy statement, links to websites and/or online resources with representative examples of your performances and/or teaching.
Two written letters of recommendation may be uploaded OR sent directly to Alice Resker, Academic Department Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please direct any questions to Daniel DiCenso, Chair Department of Music, College of the Holy Cross::email@example.com.Interviews will be conducted remotely. Semifinalists may be invited to campus. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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