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Artist in Residence, Teacher of Voice

Employer
Colgate University
Location
Hamilton, NY

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Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Category:

Casual Wage

Position Title:

Artist in Residence, Teacher of Voice

Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

Division:

Dean of the Faculty

Department:

Music

Hiring Wage/Salary Range:

$59.20 / hour

Department Statement:

Colgate University is a special place to work and offers many unique opportunities, including the ability to work with and among world class faculty and staff at a highly selective residential liberal arts institution. This position provides an opportunity to become familiar with the variety of regular positions that are available at the University, as well as the ability to add employment at a distinct University to your resume.

Successful candidates for this position will earn sick leave, paid time off, free parking, and a University ‘Gate Card that provides access to fitness facilities, athletic and cultural events, as well as a discount on many items at the University Bookstore.

This type of appointment is not approved to work more than 999 hours per year for all positions combined. Should incumbents work more than a total of 999 hours in a year the appointment may not continue beyond one year of service.

Accountabilities:

The Artist in Residence, Teacher of Voice is a yearly renewable position. The annual term of service is 9 months.

Artist in Residence Responsibilities:

  • Assist with student recruitment and assess admissions portfolios
  • Participate in student advising as relevant, and additional duties as needed.
  • Build and sustain a successful program for teaching students who desire voice lessons, with the breadth of application in mind, including students participating in University Chorus, acapella groups, musical theater, opera, and willing to address additional needs and interests as they arise
  • Prepare students for Junior and Senior Recitals
  • Commitment to continued growth in a national/international career as a vocal artist
  • Commitment to outreach and collaborations with Department of Music Faculty and University Ensemble Directors
  • Support the Music Department’s commitment to inclusivity and empowering students by exploring and realizing collaborative possibilities beyond the department, with a focus on interdisciplinary arts initiatives, cultural events, and cross-disciplinary opportunities
  • Actively support the evolving interests of the vocally oriented student groups on campus.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and maintain off campus musical relationships

Teacher of Voice Responsibilities:
  • Teach voice lessons to students, focusing on vocal techniques, breathing exercises, pitch control, and performance skills.
  • Develop and implement lesson plans catering to students’ needs and skill levels.
  • Select appropriate vocal repertoire and musical pieces for students to work on during lessons and performances.
  • Stay updated with current trends and developments in vocal pedagogy and incorporate innovative teaching methods into lessons.
  • Prepare students for Junior and Senior Recitals

Professional Experience/ Qualifications:

Artist in Residence Qualifications:

  • Significant professional performing experience as a vocalist
  • Significant experience teaching voice at the college level
  • Master’s degree in music, voice performance or related field

Teacher of Voice Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in voice is required
  • Master’s degree in music, voice performance or related field preferred
  • Proven experience as a vocal instructor, preferably at the collegiate level or equivalent professional experience.
  • Strong vocal proficiency and a demonstrated ability to teach a variety of vocal styles, languages, and genres.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with students of diverse backgrounds and skill levels
  • Familiarity with current and evolving vocal pedagogy research and techniques.
  • Professional performing experience as a vocalist preferred

Education:

Artist in Residence Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in music, voice performance or related field is required

Teacher of Voice Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in voice is required
  • A Master’s degree in music, voice performance or related field preferred

Other Information:

PLEASE NOTE: Artist in Residence Required Application Materials Must Include:(1) A letter describing the applicant’s experience, interests and suitability for the Artist in Residence position.(2) A statement on perspectives and contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion.(3) A curriculum vitae.(4) The names of three references who will provide letters of recommendations upon request.(5) In the C.V., please include a section of “Selected online links” to no more than two solo recordings or performances for the committee’s consideration.
Additional supplemental materials may be requested from short-listed applicants.

Requisition Number:

2023CW052Posting

Temporary:

Yes

Work Schedule:

Based on the number of students who request lessons and the students’ schedules, approximately 5 – 10 hours per week, typically within 1 – 2 days for 12 weeks during the semester.

An additional 5 – 10 hours annually, based on the number of students, doing work such as evaluating submissions.

Job Open Date:

08/24/2023

Open Until Filled:

No

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act:

CAMPUS CRIME REPORTING AND STATISTICS

The Department of Campus Safety will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. You may access the report from the Clery Compliance web page at: https://www.colgate.edu/about/offices-centers-institutes/dean-college/campus-safety-staff/clery-compliance. Printed copies of this report may be obtained upon request from the Department of Campus Safety via e-mail at cusafety@colgate.edu.

Organization

Colgate is a nationally recognized liberal arts college set on a beautiful campus in central New York.

Some 2,900 undergraduates are enrolled in 54 programs, taking advantage of the university's award-winning curriculumoff-campus study program, and numerous research opportunities.

Students enjoy small class sizes taught by expert faculty members -- not teaching assistants.

The university’s strategic plan offers a blueprint for turning today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders, joining the scores of alumni already playing major roles in a variety of fields. The Center for Career Services is a key player as students make this transition.

Colgate hums with activity. It is a place where the arts thrive. Student-athletes compete at the very highest level of NCAA Division I sports. There are dozens of club and intramural sports programs, and the college’s outdoor education program is second to none.

Above all, Colgate is about academic excellence. It is a tradition forged in 1819 and honed through the years by each class of select students.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students, staff, and faculty in local, national, and global communities. At Colgate, we feel that a diverse and inclusive community is a cornerstone of educational excellence.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students, staff, and faculty in local, national, and global communities. At Colgate, we feel that a diverse and inclusive community is a cornerstone of educational excellence.

The Office of Equity and Diversity at Colgate is charged with fostering a diverse and collaborative community by increasing understanding, respect and inclusion. It is the mission of the office to support campus diversity initiatives with the goal of increasing understanding, respect and inclusion, and to ensure compliance with policies relating to affirmative action, discrimination, and harassment.  The university’s strong commitment to equal opportunity and inclusivity is clearly articulated in the diversity mission statement found here.  The university strives to provide an environment where everyone in our community can learn about, appreciate, and celebrate our diverse cultures and gain understanding, knowledge and skills to be engaged citizens locally as well as globally.

Colgate University fully subscribes to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in private institutions of higher education. Colgate will not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any complaint process at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. This nondiscrimination policy covers both employment and access to educational opportunities.  It is the policy of the university to provide equal opportunity in employment and not to discriminate against any individuals with disabilities who are qualified for employment in the positions for which they apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

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