Voice Instructor and Potential Department Chair

POSITION: The Concord Community Music School (Concord, NH) seeks an experienced voice teaching artist to join its faculty. Qualified candidates will also be considered for the position of Voice Department Chair. In addition to faculty responsibilities outlined in the annual contract and faculty handbook, the chair is entrusted with the overall health of the voice department. The chair leads a collegial, team-oriented group of faculty who are responsive to their students, colleagues, and other departments.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

TEACHING:

  • Weekly private lessons at the Concord Community Music School
  • Teach other classes based on department need and personal interests/specialty.
  • Prepare students for studio recitals and evaluations.

ADMINISTRATION (Voice Department Chair)

  • Attend annual faculty meeting and monthly Faculty Council meetings.
  • In collaboration with the school’s registrar and Dean, assess and place students into appropriate classes and lessons.
  • Schedule and coordinate department recitals & repertoire classes.
  • Facilitate annual departmental evaluations.

LEADERSHIP (VOICE DEPARTMENT CHAIR)

  • Represent the voice department on campus and in the community.
  • Review curriculum and course offerings, making changes and revisions as needed.
  • Explore opportunities for enrollment growth through traditional onsite programs and school and community partnerships.
  • Together with the Dean and Executive Director, identify and recruit faculty of the highest caliber to nurture student and department growth
  • Lead department faculty meetings.
  • Chair duties are primarily performed during the school year from September to June, with some work also occurring during the weeks immediately preceding fall semesters.    

QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master’s degree in performance, pedagogy or equivalent work experience
    • Documented successful teaching experience.
    • Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues.

START: Summer or Fall 2022
COMPENSATION: Based on experience and qualifications. Potential eligibility for benefits

To apply: send cover letter, resume and 3 references by email to Kathryn Southworth, Dean of Students and Faculty (ksouthworth@ccmusicschool.org)

The Concord Community Music School is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Challenging, interesting and collegial work environment with excellent faculty rapport, dedicated board, and friendly staff, who are all dedicated to the mission of community arts education. All inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence.

The Concord Community Music School is a member of the National Guild of Community Arts Education, with a mission of artistic excellence and access for all. More than 50 teaching artists work with 1400 students weekly, age 6 months to 93 years, in lessons, early childhood classes, ensembles, choruses and community
partnerships with human service agencies, schools and healthcare providers. Faculty members, guest artists and students perform and present more than 150 public concerts and workshops annually. The Music School is a recipient of the NH Governor’s Arts Award for Cultural Access Leadership and the Riverbend Champions
for Mental Health Award.