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Director of Choral and Vocal Studies

Company: Kilgore College
Location: Kilgore
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Position summary: Kilgore College offers a strong collegiate music program with several unique course offerings and performing ensembles including KC Chorale, KC Connection (Choir), Wind Symphony, Marching Band, Chamber Ensembles (Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Strings, Piano), Big Band Jazz Ensemble and Steel Band in a department with approximately 100 music students regularly enrolled. - Preparation for several major concerts and solo and ensemble festivals and auditions occurs year-round. - Position responsibilities:

Teach, conduct, and develop college level choral ensemblesManage and take sole responsibility for all choral and vocal studies in a sequential program of instruction at Kilgore CollegeRecruit vocal/choral students through various initiatives including on and off-campus school, community, and event activities and visitsAudition and advise choral and vocal students regarding courses and degreesHost choral and vocal events on campusTeach other music courses as assigned in areas of expertise and department needs including applied private vocal lessons, vocal masterclasses, music appreciation, music theory and aural skills.Manage and develop choral music libraryMinimum Position Requirements:
Master's degree or higher in Choral Conducting, Vocal Performance, or Music Education. or Master's degree or higher with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Choral Conducting, Vocal Performance, or Music Education.Applicants should have demonstrated experience as a choral conductor for a variety of styles including classical and traditional choral music, vocal jazz, and contemporary music. - - At least one year of demonstrated teaching experience required.Demonstrated skills in successfully working with diverse populations through experiences such as formal training and past work experiences.Professional Performing Experience and Focus Team Teaching capability and experience in the college environment preferredSecondary Level Teaching Experience preferredExcellent Communication and Organizational SkillsThe ability to provide quality customer serviceSupervisory Responsibilities:
0 Full-Time Direct Reports - - - 0 Part-Time Direct ReportsPhysical Demands and Work Environment:
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office and classroom environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 -pounds.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.Safety: Provide resources for safe operation of units. Create and support workplace safety.Salary & Benefits: -
    • 36-hour work week for a healthy work life balance as well generous paid leave time.
    • Health, life, and income protection insurance are provided.
    • An excellent retirement program through the Teacher Retirement System or Optional Retirement Plan 'ORP' for full time faculty.
    • Full Time employees have free use of the college's recreational/fitness facilities
    • Tuition scholarships are -for the employee and dependent children. -
    • The 10-month salary for a new faculty member is based upon level of education, years of teaching experience, and years of related work experience. Base salaries, excluding pay for previous experience, range from $41,100 for a master's degree to $44,100 for a doctorate plus stipend of $2,500. Additional overload classes are paid separately.Kilgore College does not participate in the federal Social Security program. As a result, employees/retirees of the college are subject to the federal Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and possibly the Government Pension Offset (GPO) laws. For information on the WEP and the GPO, visit the Social Security Administration's website at .Positions will remain open until filled. Teaching positions will be required to submit official transcripts upon an offer of employment. An offer of employment will be contingent upon passing a background check. Federal law prohibits the employment of unauthorized aliens. All persons hired must submit satisfactory proof of employment authorization and identity within three (3) days of being hired. Failure to submit proof within the required time shall result in immediate employment termination. All position appointments are subject to approval by the college's Board of Trustees.

      This description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. Kilgore College reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or with notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by Kilgore College at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      Kilgore College is unwavering in preserving a community of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are passionate about all students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders who make up the college system. Our passion is fueled by the desire to welcome all with open arms regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, ability status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, physical appearance, and diverse thoughts. We are steadfast in keeping our culture centered on respecting the uniqueness of all and destroying barriers. Kilgore College is resolute in its pledge to true Radical Hospitality by focusing on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We are Kilgore College! https://www.kilgore.edu/about-kc/facultystaff-and-board/diversity-equity-inclusion

      All positions are located in Kilgore, TX. No fully remote positions are available at this time. All employees must be available to physically present to work on the Kilgore, TX or Longview, TX Campus.

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