Faculty, Choral Director / Vocal Pedagogue

Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 21, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Faculty, Choral Director / Vocal Pedagogue

Compensation: Faculty Entry Salary
Openings: 1
PeopleSoft ID: 4097
Formal review of applications begins: Feb 1, 2020
Department: Fine & Applied Arts
Location: St. Pete / Gibbs

Key Position Information:
Note: This position is anticipated to start Fall 2020

Position Summary:
St. Petersburg College seeks a dynamic educator for a fulltime music instructor position within the Humanities and Fine Arts Department. The position includes overseeing all activities of choral ensembles and vocal instruction. Fulltime load may be filled via teaching duties in other areas of Humanities and Fine Arts depending on the applicant's credentials. Applicants must be passionate about working with students, and be committed to teaching, mentorship, and service.
A faculty member at SPC has the primary function of instruction, coaching and student development. Secondary functions include assisting the college in developing and maintaining a quality program of instruction, providing service to the college and continuing professional development.


Master’s degree or higher in Music and/or Music Education, with significant graduate work in choral conducting and vocal pedagogy

  • Preference will be given to those candidates with prior teaching experience in higher education as well as high school and/or middle school instruction
  • Experience as a professional-level music performer
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve goals and work effectively in a team

  • Principles of vocal pedagogy
  • Principles of effective classroom management
  • Principles of training effective music educators
  • Advanced knowledge of choral/vocal repertoire
  • Advanced knowledge of IPA
  • Advanced knowledge of French, German, and Italian diction
  • Managerial principles and practices
  • Academic program requirements
  • Customer service principles
  • Presentation principles and practices
  • Diverse populations and cultures
  • Computers and related software applications

  • Effective organizational and time-management skills
  • Experience with use of audio engineering hardware/software desired
  • Proficient piano keyboard skills desired
  • Experience in online instruction or technology enhanced instruction
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Using a computer and related software applications

  • Cares about the success of all students
  • Interested in continual improvement of instruction
  • Exhibits collegiality and respect for students and professional colleagues
  • Communicative via SPC tools such as MyCourses and SPC email
  • Fosters academic excellence in teaching and learning
  • Supports the community college philosophy through commitment to success of students with diverse goals, backgrounds and learning styles
  • Instructs students in accordance with college policies, procedures and approved curricula
  • Uses out-of-class duty hours effectively for class preparation, assisting students and participating in department/college activities
  • Serves the college through any of the following: (a) committee membership, (b) curriculum development, (c) development of innovative instruction, (d) sponsorship of student organizations, (e) representation of the college in professionally related community activities, and (f) special projects
  • Supports college extracurricular functions
  • Maintains currency in teaching field(s) through professional development and scholarly activities
  • Demonstrates a professional, cooperative and considerate attitude toward students, colleagues and staff
  • Performs related duties as required

To apply, visit https://web.spcollege.edu/hrapp/job/4097

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