Posting Announcement Date: 03/08/2023
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.
Teach, conduct, and develop college level choral ensembles
Manage and take sole responsibility for all choral and vocal studies in a sequential program of instruction at Kilgore College
Recruit vocal/choral students through various initiatives including on and off-campus school, community, and event activities and visits
Audition and advise choral and vocal students regarding courses and degrees
Host choral and vocal events on campus
Teach 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 library
Minimum Position Requirements:
Masterís degree or higher in Choral Conducting, Vocal Performance, or Music Education. or Masterís 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 preferred
Secondary Level Teaching Experience preferred
Excellent Communication and Organizational Skills
The ability to provide quality customer service
Physical 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.
Address: 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX 75662 Kilgore College, TX 75662
Contact: Jesseca Watson, 903-983-9605
Website for Application: https://kilgorecollege.applytojob.com/apply/YSYySuePl7/Director-Of-Choral-And-Vocal-Studies
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 ĎORPí for full time faculty.
Full Time employees have free use of the collegeís recreational/fitness facilities
Tuition scholarships exist 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 masterís 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 http://www.ssa.gov/gpo-wep.