The School of Theatre and Music at the University of Illinois at
Chicago (UIC) is seeking an Instructional Laboratory Specialist
(Ensemble Programs and Public Engagement Coordinator) with strong
teaching skills for a full-time, twelve-month academic position
beginning August 16, 2021.
The Ensemble Program and Public Engagement Coordinator works
closely with administration, faculty, staff, and students to ensure
that over forty concerts and up to a dozen public engagement
events, including youth festivals and camps, have high production
quality, run safely and smoothly, and stay on budget.
Responsibilities may also include coordinating other aspects of the
music program such as budgets, placement auditions, music library
maintenance, instrument inventory and maintenance, student workers,
and related meetings. This individual is expected to teach a course
in their area of expertise. Also, this position serves on
committees and participates in student advising and
Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in music or a
related field; at least two years’ experience in music ensemble
program and/or public engagement event management; at least two
years’ experience teaching in a high school or college setting;
exceptional organization and communication skills; and an ability
to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
in music programming and teaching. Preferred qualifications include
a master’s degree; experience leading or conducting ensembles at
the college level; experience as an administrator; and some
knowledge of educational needs for both music and theatre
Salary is competitive/commensurate with
UIC is a Carnegie Research 1 university that enrolls over 30,000
students on a 240-acre site one mile west of Chicago’s Loop. The
School of Theatre & Music provides innovative, rigorous, and
comprehensive academic and performance programs to a highly diverse
student body. One of four units in the College of Architecture,
Design, and the Arts, STM enrolls about 100 undergraduate students
in music programs and about 125 undergraduate students in theatre.
The faculty consists of performing artists and scholars. There are
about 30 full-time faculty and about 40 part-time faculty. The
School offers coursework leading to a BA in Music, BA in Music
Business, BM in Music Performance, BM in Jazz Studies, BFA in
Acting, BA in Theatre and Performance, and BA in Theatre Design,
Production, and Technology. Music ensembles include choirs, concert
bands, jazz ensembles, orchestra, athletic band, chamber groups,
jazz combos, among others. For more information, go to theatreandmusic.uic.edu.
Applications must be received by July 18, 2021.
Interested persons should submit a copy of their CV or resumé, a
cover letter that describes interest and experience, and names and
contact information for three references through
jobs.uic.edu. Any questions can be directed to Erin
Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finalists may be asked to provide link to videos of teaching and/or
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity,
Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be
subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are
made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any
criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments
that may be required for the position being offered. Additional
information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments
may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected
for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or
sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former
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