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Long-Term Temporary Music Instructor

Rancho Santiago Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 14, 2024

Long-Term Temporary Music Instructor

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Salary Range: $72,532.87 - $119,332.97/10-month academic year, depending upon education and experience (Effective 7/01/2024, $75,434.18 - $124,106.29)

Job Type:

Job Number: AC24-00834

Location: Orange, CA

Division: SCC Arts Humanities and Social Sciences

Closing: 3/5/2024 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Description

The Department of Performing Arts at Santiago Canyon College seeks equity-minded applicants who will support the department and college in incorporating culturally responsive instruction of the curriculum. Santiago Canyon College is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and serves predominantly historically underrepresented students.
Successful candidates will teach all assigned classes, which may include face-to-face, online, hybrid, evening, short-term, non-traditional populations, or off-campus assignments unless excused according to Board Policy provisions. Maintain accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress. Assist in maintaining course outlines for each assigned course. Observe the administrative regulations as they appear in the Faculty Handbook (flex calendar obligations, course overviews, etc.). Participate in department work, committees, and other activities.

Job Qualifications



Minimum Qualifications (Applicants must meet one of the following):
  • Possess from an accredited institution: Master's in music OR Bachelor's in music AND Master's in humanities, OR
  • Possess a valid California Community College credential authorizing service in the discipline, OR
  • The equivalent (applicants who do not meet the above minimum qualifications must complete the Equivalencies Section in the application form and provide conclusive evidence of such).
    • Bachelor's degree in Music and transcripts that show the equivalent of 3 units of Master's level coursework and one of the following:
      1. Documentation of an established career as a professional performing musician, including a sustained schedule of performances at significant venues and associations with other highly regarded professional performers, or
      2. Documentation of an established career as a professional recording musician, including significant recordings with other highly regarded performing artists that demonstrate master and artistry, or
      3. Documentation of significant publications, compositions, performances, and/or other related professional practices that demonstrate depth and breadth of experience equivalent to the Master's degree, or
      4. Documentation of extensive teaching experience in related subject matter at the college or university level.

  • Additional Qualifications
  • Extensive experience conducting choir and orchestra at the college or high school level.
  • Experience recruiting students for choir and instrumental ensembles.
  • An accomplished musical director with experience performing a broad range of music, including classical, contemporary, and popular music.
  • Familiarity with instructional computer applications that aid instruction, such as music notation, web-based learning management systems, and/or music instruction software.
  • Possess knowledge in sound engineering to be able to work with sound technicians for public performances.
  • Experience with maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies.
  • Experience with interdisciplinary collaborations and community engagement.
    Ability to teach in multiple areas of a comprehensive music program as needed by the department.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, establish and meet deadlines, and work cooperatively with others.
  • Experience in teaching students from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds who have varied identities and varying levels of proficiency.
  • Experience teaching in a range of modalities, including face-to-face, online, and hybrid.
  • Experience with student learning outcomes and assessment.

    Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is one of the most established districts in the state and has been in operation for nearly 50 years. Located in the heart of Orange County, it is one of the largest of California's 72 community college districts, based on the number of credit and non-credit students. RSCCD encompasses 25 percent of Orange County's total area and serves a population of more than 700,000 residents in the communities of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Tustin, and Yorba Linda. The District includes Santiago Canyon College and Santa Ana College, as well as the Centennial and Orange Continuing Education Centers, the Digital Media Center, Joint Powers Fire Training Center, the Orange County Sheriff's Regional Training Academy, the College and Workforce Preparation Center, and the District Operations Center. RSCCD's three (3) auxiliary Foundations are actively involved in supporting both community and campus programs.


    The Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is committed to the concept and principles of staff diversity and equal employment opportunity by prohibiting discrimination based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Applications from all persons interested in the position are encouraged.


    Application Screening

    In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
    • Educational experience - breadth and depth
    • Work experience - breadth and depth
    • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
    • Curriculum development
    • Program development
    • Community involvement
    • Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse socioeconomic community
    • Credentials or minimum qualifications authorizing service in other areas of need
    • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others

    Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test, teaching demonstration, presentation of sample online unit/module, and oral interview.

    Meeting the position's minimum requirements does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Candidate qualifications will be assessed to determine those who meet and exceed requirements and are deemed the most competitive in the applicant pool.


    Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the interview date. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
    • Oral communication skills
    • Presentation
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Successful teaching, problem-solving, or performance demonstration
    • Writing skills/demonstration

    A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure the correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicants should contact Recruitment in the Human Resources Office for assistance.

    Application Procedure

    This long-term assignment is temporary. Applications will automatically refer to the hiring administrator as soon as the applications are submitted. To ensure full consideration, all applicants must submit a complete Rancho Santiago Community College District online application that includes the items listed below as soon as possible. Only complete application packets will be considered for further review.

    A Complete Application Packet Must Include the Following:
    1. RSCCD Online Application
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume - details all relevant education, training, and teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience
    4. Academic Transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted)

    Foreign Transcripts: Education completed outside of the United States must be equivalent to that gained in the conventional/accredited United States education programs to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), a United States-based credentials evaluation service, must translate and evaluate Foreign transcripts.

    Conditions of Employment

    Selected candidate( is required to complete the following before employment as part of the onboarding process:
    1. Submit official transcripts - Based on Minimum Qualifications
    2. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States (by in-person appointment in People & Culture)
    3. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis Exam
    4. Fingerprints (by a Live Scan Agency at the candidate's expense, and clearance must be received before the first day of employment)

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