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Instructor of Voice and Director of Vocal Music (Year-Round) - Interlochen Center for the Arts

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: High School
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Interlochen, MI
Position: Instructor of Voice and Director of Vocal Music (Year-Round)
Deadline: February 15, 2024
Posted: January 25, 2024

Job Description / Duties

Instructor of Voice and Director of Vocal Music (Year-Round)

Interlochen is the hub for youthful artistic energy, unlocking potential and unleashing capacity in the next generation of creative changemakers, leading inspired lives with enduring confidence. This is our internal rallying cry. It’s why we do what we do. How will you contribute? See what’s waiting for you at Interlochen.

Interlochen Center for the Arts seeks applicants for the position of Instructor of Voice and Director of Voice Studies. The successful candidate will provide individual studio instruction to Arts Academy (IAA) and Arts Camp (IAC) voice students and work alongside the Director of Music to successfully administer the IAA and IAC voice programs. Administrative duties include working collaboratively with music and theater voice faculty to focus on creating and curating a strong curriculum that keeps healthy singing at the forefront.

Interlochen voice students study in classical and contemporary programs including Classical Voice, Musical Theatre Voice, Singer-Songwriter, Jazz, and Popular Performance. The Director of Vocal Music will manage studio assignments, faculty teaching assignments, and guest artist curation for both IAA and IAC, while working with the Associate Director of Music for Camp to hire voice area faculty for IAC (studio voice, opera, choir).

Beyond the traditional classroom responsibilities, all faculty at IAA assist in providing student mentorship and advising for aspiring artists in a boarding school setting. The Interlochen 5, key capacities that IAA faculty help reinforce, include mindfulness, wellness and resilience, creative capacity, interdisciplinary perspective and collaboration, global and cultural perspective, and community and citizen artistry. All Academy faculty focus on educating the whole student, working with high school students to develop their artistry and their citizenship.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains a private studio of voice majors at IAA
Teaches classes in all areas and genres of voice
Primary administrator of the Classical and Contemporary Voice area, with significant collaboration with Musical Theatre Voice faculty
Oversees voice curriculum and instruction in Singer-Songwriter, Jazz, and Popular Performance
Work with the Associate Director of Music for Classical Programs, Associate Director of Music for Contemporary Music, and Director of Theatre to manage private and group voice lesson assignments and allocations.
Curates shared curricular experiences for all students studying voice
Oversees voice faculty evaluation and hiring for Academy and Camp
Works closely with admissions to support institutional goals and needs
Seeks the best use of materials, equipment and staff to maximize efficiency and effectiveness
Complies with ICA policies/procedures and acts as a good steward of ICA finances
Respects the culture, diversity and rights of all students, their families and the community
Prioritizes duties in a manner consistent with organizational objectives and growth
Performs other duties as assigned

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Application materials:
Cover Letter
Portfolio and/or links to performance videos and teaching videos

Qualifications / Required Skills

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Music or Music Education with a Voice emphasis or Voice Performance required, Masters Degree or DMA/PhD in Voice and/or Music Education (voice emphasis) is preferred.

Experience: Significant teaching and coaching experience is required. 3-5 years of successful coordination or leadership of a voice program on the high school or college level is preferred.

Equipment Familiarity: Use of basic recording technology, Google Office Suite

Certifications, Licenses or Special Training:
Must meet and maintain background screening requirements as detailed in policy 12.HR.01 Pre-Employment and Employee Background Checks.
Valid driver’s license and driving record that meets the eligibility requirements of ICA’s insurance carrier (for all positions requiring driving).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Familiarity with and ability to teach all genres of voice.
Strong management skills.
Ability to follow and execute specific verbal and written instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to promote and maintain positive interaction with all internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrate respect for cultural, ethnic, spiritual, and linguistic diversity and values including differences in personal goals, lifestyle choices and varying family backgrounds and histories

Work Environment:
Work is performed primarily in a standard office and classroom environment with extensive internal and external stakeholder contact.

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Application materials:
Cover Letter
Portfolio and/or links to performance videos and teaching videos

Additional Information

Full Time Benefit Package:
Health, dental and vision insurance
Employer paid and voluntary life insurance
Employer paid short and long-term disability
Employee development & tuition reimbursement programs
Sick Time and Paid Time Off
Employer paid 401a contribution
Ten company paid holidays
Employee discounts to Interlochen events and performances
Childcare: Interlochen is proud to provide priority placement at Pitter Patter Preschool & Childcare located in the Interlochen Community Center, near our campus, for employees' dependents. In addition, Interlochen employees may be eligible for the MI Tri-Share Program. This program shares the cost of childcare between the state of Michigan, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the employee (The employee will only pay 1/3 of the total cost, if eligible). Income guidelines and more information about MI Tri-Share can be found at

Salary: Dependent on Education and Experience

Contact Information

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Application materials:
Cover Letter
Portfolio and/or links to performance videos and teaching videos

Jan Witte
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Interlochen Center for the Arts
P: 231.276.7330

Employer Profile

Interlochen Center for the Arts has world-class educational and cultural opportunities which converge on our glorious, 1,200-acre campus. Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premier arts boarding high school, is located on our beautiful campus. Interlochen Center for the Arts also includes Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen Presents, Interlochen Public Radio, Interlochen College of Creative Arts and Interlochen Online.

Interlochen Center for the Arts is located in beautiful northern Michigan, located just outside of Traverse City, Michigan. Our campus borders between two beautiful lakes and an expansive rural campus.

Interlochen alumni from around the world lead vibrant, purposeful lives in the arts and beyond, having developed confidence and perspective within our diverse and inclusive community. The Interlochen experience equips young people with an enduring skill: the creative capacity to make a positive impact on the world.