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Interim Director, University Chamber Orchestra

Willamette University
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jul 27, 2021

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Interim Director, University Chamber Orchestra

Posting Number: R0003648
Location: Salem Campus

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Position Summary:
This is a short-term position, renewable for the 2022-23 academic year, the successful candidate for which will direct the Music Department's student chamber orchestra.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Conduct 3 hours of rehearsal per week for 14 weeks per semester. Times and lengths of rehearsals to be negotiated.
  • Participate in auditions at the beginning of the fall semester (~4 hours).
  • Prepare the orchestra for 1-2 concerts per semester. (Collaborations with other ensembles are both possible and welcome.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Advanced degree in Music (Masters or Doctorate)

Typical Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, various hours. Some evening performances.

Physical Demands & Working Conditions:

Typical work is performed indoors in a normal office environment. Intermittent physical effort involving lifting musical instruments may be required.

All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

You will need to upload the following documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:
  • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
  • Current Resume
  • List of 3 references

In addition, please send 2-3 short recordings of ensemble performances (with or without video) to

​Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

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