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Robert Morris University Illinois, Choir Coordinator

Website Robert Morris University Performing Arts

ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY ILLINOIS is a vibrant and unique educational institution of higher learning. For those who study and work with us, it truly is a close-knit community experience. We look for individuals who value characteristics such as communication, teamwork, diversity, commitment, and professionalism. Every position at Robert Morris University Illinois plays an important role in fulfilling our mission.

As a developing performing arts department, Robert Morris University offers scholarship opportunities to students who are passionate about enjoying a performing arts experience while fulfilling degree requirements in their major field of study.

POSITION SUMMARY

Robert Morris University Illinois is seeking a highly motivated CHOIR COORDINATOR with strong choral, inter-personal, collaborative and organizational skills for its Chicago campus. The ideal candidate should be committed to the education and recruitment of students and be passionate about growing a comprehensive performing arts department. This part-time position, calls for an individual with a commitment to choral education and the ability to supervise and direct the activities of a developing university choir program. They will administer all facets of the choir program in accordance with the University.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Supervise and coordinate all activities related to the choir program, its staff and students
  • Oversee and approve all choir performances, events and productions
  • Select and direct diverse choral music literature representative of all styles, periods, genres for school and public performances
  • Develop and update choir curriculum as needed
  • Teach vocal technique to individuals and groups
  • Accompany choir students on piano during all rehearsals and performances
  • Audition students and assign voice parts
  • Purchase all needed materials within an allocated budget in cooperation with the Performing Arts Director
  • Secure and reserve rehearsal and performance facilities with building administration
  • Formulate and implement the choral arts rehearsal/performance schedule
  • Develop syllabus in accordance with Performing Arts Department expectations and guidelines which addresses concert dress, rehearsal and performance attendance expectations and rules and regulations regarding the conduct of the choir students
  • Build and maintain the Choral Library including computerized inventory
  • Attend all required department meetings and events
  • Demonstrate the ability to recruit quality students, develop, and retain those students, while providing sound choral experiences
  • Assist in student fund raising events for the Performing Arts Department
  • Represent the choir program at RMU recruitment events
  • Visit high school choral programs for recruitment purposes

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have prior experience teaching or overseeing a choral music program
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Submit cover letter and resume/CV to:

Kimberly A. Farris, Director of Performing Arts

Robert Morris University Illinois

kfarris@robertmorris.edu

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS – Friday, July 7, 2019

To apply for this job email your details to kfarris@robertmorris.edu