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University Choir Recruitment Coordinator

Sewanee: The University of the South
Sewanee, TN, TN

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Position Overview

Primary Function:

The 10-month University Choir Recruitment Coordinator will oversee connections with schools and professional organizations nationwide to recruit for the University Choir.

This position receives direct supervision in which assignments and instructions are clearly and regularly explained. The supervisor routinely reviews completed assignments for correctness.

Career Band: NE10

The search committee will begin reviewing applications in September 2023. The University Choir Recruitment Coordinator position will accept positions until the position is filled.
Position Description

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Weekly meeting with the University Organist & Choirmaster

  • Developing relationships with music teachers from high schools across the country. (Public and private)

  • Developing relationships with professional organizations to promote and market the University Choir at Sewanee.

  • Coordinating with Admissions to set dates for the VIP program and other important on-campus recruitment events.

  • Working with and leading choir alumni for the Alumni Weekend event on April 5-7, 2024.

  • Coordinating future choir alumni events.

  • Publishing a seasonal newsletter for the choir alumni and friends of the University Choir.

  • Help organize the annual University Choir tour. This usually happens over spring break OR in between graduation and summer school. Previous tours include England, Canada, New York City, and San Francisco.

Machines & Equipment Used:

Computer, cell phone, and copy machine.

Budgetary Responsibility:

Monitors expenditures against budget; prepares budget data for review/approval by supervisor/department head.

Personal Interaction/Communication:

Student Contact: None.

Internal: Operations committee and Faculty.

External: Regents and Trustees, government officials or agencies, visitors, parents, other institutions, colleges, companies, or suppliers.

Attributes of a Successful Candidate


Bachelor’s degree


  • Office experience and experience with music is preferred.

  • There needs to be a passion for music and realizing that this position will help the choir program continue to experience growth.

Supplemental Information

Working Environment:

Office environment

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to walk for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to climb (many stairs, and ladders)
  • Must be able to push and/or pull objects
  • Must be able to use hands for repetitive tasks
  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds (sedentary work)
  • Must be able to carry up to 10 pounds (sedentary work)

  • Any additional requirements specific to this position:

    • This position is a 10-month position.

    DEI Institutional Statement:

    At the University of the South, our commitment to inclusion and belonging is grounded in our core values of community, courage, flourishing, and inquiry. We seek to build a community enriched by our diversity and centered on equity, justice, mutual respect, and shared responsibility.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    The University of the South is an equal-opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.


    Working at Sewanee: The University of the South

    Known familiarly as “Sewanee” by its students, faculty, staff and friends, The University of the South offers an unmatched educational experience. The university remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate teaching assistants, and close faculty-student interaction ensures that each student enjoys a rich and personal educational experience. It is not unusual for students and faculty members to work shoulder to shoulder on research projects and journal articles, to meet for coffee at a local eatery, or to serve together as members of the university orchestra, volunteer fire department, and other civic groups.

    The result of such individualized education is clear in the academic success of Sewanee students and alumni. The university has had 26 Rhodes Scholars—a number that puts Sewanee in the top four nationally among American liberal arts colleges—as well as 27 NCAA Postgraduate Fellows, 43 Watson Fellows, and dozens of Fulbright Scholars, and has an acceptance rate to graduate and professional schools that far outpaces its peers. The School of Theology has added to its alumni ranks countless bishops, including three of the last four presiding bishops of the Episcopal Church.

    Sewanee offers 36 majors, 32 minors, and 15 special programs, along with pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-law, and pre-business. More than 40 percent of students participate in study-abroad programs, and a comprehensive endowed program that provides financial support for summer internships has greatly strengthened career development for undergraduates. See more about Sewanee in the "Sewanee Snapshot" here.

    In an era of specialization, Sewanee upholds the broad-based ideals of liberal education as a surer means to success. At the University of the South, the adherence to outstanding liberal arts education and enduring traditions of honor, community, and respect have transformed many generations of students, and have earned the abiding loyalty and support of alumni who are enjoying lives of integrity, leadership, and service.

    The University is located atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sewanee’s physical environment, which includes the 13,000–acre Domain (as the campus and surrounding area is known), provides a remarkable academic and recreational resource, and an unparalleled place in which to study and reflect. It invites students to engage in both a multitude of outdoor activities and careful study of the natural environment.

    As the University celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding in 2007–2008, it looked back on a rich history and forward to new opportunities for the next generations. “The essence of Sewanee is consistent from generation to generation,” said Vice Chancellor emeritus Joel Cunningham. “We are a university dedicated to liberal education, to time-honored traditions, and to our commitment to serve our students and this nation. We have been successful in advancing our mission, and I believe we have the resources and the will to ensure that Sewanee’s best years are still to come.”

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