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Music Instructor (Vocal Emphasis) - Napa Valley College

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Napa, CA
Position: Music Instructor (Vocal Emphasis)
Deadline: February 9, 2018
Posted: December 14, 2017

Job Description / Duties

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, Musicianship Fundamentals and related subjects as required in a lower division music curriculum;
• Conduct voice and music college choral ensembles;
• Organize fully-staged musical theater productions, including coaching principals and chorus;
• Teach coursework in fundamentals and musicianship (ear training/sight singing), 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 and department coordinator 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 department coordinator, 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. Napa Valley College believes in ongoing professional development that assists faculty in improving their teaching skills, providing support to students, and encouraging responsibility within the college community.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications
• Earned Master's degree in Music; OR
• Earned Bachelor's degree 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 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
• Doctorate of musical arts degree and/or vocal pedagogy or the equivalent in vocal performance graduate degree.
• One year of full-time or two years of part-time college teaching experience in vocal performance, preferably at the community college level.
• Demonstrated ability to teach music fundamentals and musicianship (ear training/sight singing).
• Demonstrated ability to 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 students.
• 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.

Additional Information

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.

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

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact Human Resources.

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

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources:
(707) 256-7100
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94558

For technical support, contact NEOGOV at (855) 524-5627.

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PLEASE NOTE: Napa Valley College offices are closed December 18, 2017 through January 1, 2018.

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 August 2018 (fall semester). Appointments are contingent upon approval of the college's Board of Trustees. Initial salary placement is $58,327-$67,812 annually, with future steps to $95,863. 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.