Job Center > Choral Conductor and Vocal Music Instructor - Napa Valley College

Choral Conductor and Vocal Music Instructor - Napa Valley College

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Napa, CA
Position: Choral Conductor and Vocal Music Instructor
Deadline: February 12, 2017
Posted: January 25, 2017

Job Description / Duties

Napa Valley College

Choral Conductor and Vocal Music Instructor
Faculty (Tenure-Track)
Salary: $54,429.00 - $89,457.00 Annually
Deadline: 2/12/2017

Complete job description and application available online at:

Napa Valley College is seeking an individual with demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and instructional administrators to provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly, our students. This position will teach a variety of Music classes, direct the college's choral ensembles, support a full season of public concerts, and participate in developing and implementing the philosophy and curriculum of the Music Department.

This full-time, tenure-track faculty position works a 175-day faculty work year, in accordance with the district/faculty agreement, beginning fall semester (August 2017). Appointments are contingent upon approval of the college's Board of Trustees. Initial salary placement is $54,429-$63,280 annually, with future steps to $89,457. Placement on the salary range is commensurate with education and experience. The college offers a fringe benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, employee assistance program, and CalSTRS membership.

Under direction of the Vice President of Instruction and Dean of Arts and Humanities:

• Teach choral music, Voice I-IV, Musical Theater Voice I-IV, and related subjects as required in a lower division music curriculum;
• Conduct multiple college choral ensembles;
• Organize fully-staged musical theater productions, including coaching principals and chorus;
• Teach coursework in fundamentals and musicianship (ear training/sightsinging), as needed;
• Recruit performers and establish rapport with high school and community ensemble directors;
• Transcribe, edit, and/or arrange scores to adapt to student needs;
• Collaborate with community, foundation, and donors to secure resources;
• Participate in the development and revision of curriculum, program evaluation, and the assessment of student learning outcomes;
• Assist the dean in program development and other division tasks;
• Participate in professional development activities;
• Maintain current knowledge in the subject-matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies;
• Work cooperatively with other department members, the division chair, the dean, and the vice president to develop and maintain quality instruction; and
• Perform related duties in the Arts and Humanities Division, as assigned.

Assignment may include a combination of day, evening, weekend, off-campus classes, and online or other technology-supported instruction. All contract and regular faculty are required to adhere to contractual obligations, meet assigned classes, maintain regular office hours, assist and advise students, participate in division activities and appropriate college committees, including regular faculty meetings of the department, division and College.

A. Applicants must complete the online application through To begin the application process, please visit the Napa Valley College website at and click the "Job Opportunities" link. All elements of the application, including supplemental questions, must be submitted in order for the application to be considered complete.

Internal applicants are still required to submit a complete application packet for this position. This includes submission of transcripts and all other required application materials.

B. Applicants must attach the following to complete the application process: (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf, .bmp, .gif, .jpe, .jpeg, or .jpg files only)

1. A letter of interest, not to exceed two pages, that addresses how you meet the minimum and desirable professional competencies for the position as outlined in this announcement.
2. Request for Equivalency Review (Download PDF reader) form (only for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency).
3. Current comprehensive resume.
4. Legible copies of transcripts verifying college work, degrees, and conferral dates (official transcripts required on offer of employment).
• Transcripts without the degrees and conferral dates will be deemed incomplete.
• Please remove SSN or DOB if visible on transcripts.
• Foreign Transcripts: Napa Valley College requires that individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement, even if the foreign transcript has previously been accepted by a different college or university in the United States. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by one of the organizations approved by the State of California, Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Please click here (Download PDF reader) for a list of approved organizations.

It is important that your application reflect all of your relevant education and experience, including academic and non-academic employment history. Please note that your resume does not take the place of completing the "Work Experience" section of the application. Applications will be rejected if no work experience is listed, or if other required application fields are missing or incomplete.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required application materials are completed and properly uploaded into the system. Only complete applications will be forwarded to the selection committee for further review. An application is only considered complete if all items above are uploaded.

All required application materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on the filing deadline. Please do not submit material not requested. Application materials submitted become the property of Napa Valley College and the Office of Human Resources cannot copy, return, or transfer materials to other positions. Any expenses incurred in connection with the initial interview will be the responsibility of the candidate. The college will reimburse certain travel expenses associated with second interviews (if applicable), depending on distance of travel.

The District will not accept materials by e-mail, fax, or mail.

Napa Valley College, an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, maintains a drug-free workplace and requires that employees abide by that policy.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications
• Earned Master's in Music OR
• Earned Bachelor's in Music AND Master's in Humanities OR
• The equivalent.If you do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications as stated in #1 or #2 above and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency, a Request for Equivalency Review (Download PDF reader) form must be submitted at the time of application.

All degrees must be from an accredited institution.

• Demonstrated college-level teaching experience in choral or vocal performance.
• Demonstrated college-level experience conducting choral ensembles.
• Basic keyboard proficiency.
• Breadth of experience as a vocal performer.
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic background of community college students.

Desirable Professional Competencies
• Graduate degree in music performance.
• One year of full-time or two years of part-time college teaching experience in choral conducting or vocal performance, preferably at the community college level.
• Demonstrated ability to teach music fundamentals and musicianship (ear training/sightsinging).
• Demonstrated ability to conduct choral ensembles, teach first and second-year voice, coach principals and chorus in music theater productions, and perform in public as soloist and conductor.
• Demonstrated ability to recruit student performers.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate in organizing and publicizing concerts.
• Basic knowledge of music notation and/or recording software.
• Ability to transcribe, edit, and arrange scores for student performance.
• Demonstrated experience in developing and revising undergraduate music curriculum.
• Demonstrated experience in implementing teaching techniques to effectively address the learning needs of students from a variety of cultural, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds.
• Demonstrated experience in developing and assessing student learning outcomes.
• Ability to work collaboratively with others.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Salary: $54,429.00 - $89,457.00 Annually

Contact Information

Complete job description and application available online at: