The School of the Arts is seeking a Voice and Songwriting Instructor to join our Contemporary Music & Technology faculty. The ideal applicant will teach a range of courses across the core program curriculum as well as private voice lessons, vocal labs, and student ensembles. In addition, we are seeking an experienced and preferably published professional singer-songwriter to teach the songwriting courses and oversee the Songwriting major. The successful applicant should maintain an active performance schedule, active participation in appropriate pedagogical and creative organizations, a commitment to student recruitment and retention, and commitment to creative, scholarly, service, and community activities appropriate in academe.
Location Nelson Department Education Subdepartment School of the Arts Tenth Street Employment Group SCFA Recruitment Type Internal / External Appointment Type Short-Term FTE 80 Hrs / Week 0 Desired Start Date 01/08/2022 End Date (if applicable) 31/07/2023 Closing Date 13/05/2022 Competition # 13087 Main Duties and Responsibilities
The curriculum is based on the most relevant and up-to-date music industry standards, with an emphasis on the development of practical skills.
The successful applicant will:
Teach private voice lessons, vocal labs, student ensembles, and a range of courses across the core program curriculum including but not limited to Songwriting, Business of Music, Arranging, Ear Training, Improvisation, Stage Performance Techniques, Computer Applications of Music, and Music History. Consult and develop core program curriculum including but not limited to private voice lessons, vocal labs, student ensembles, Songwriting, Business of Music, Arranging, Ear Training, Improvisation, Stage Performance Techniques, Computer Applications of Music, and Music History. Prepare students to follow their own stylistic interests whether they play Blues, Jazz, R&B, Pop, Rock, Folk, etc. Attend department meetings, student recitals, and community performances. Maintain student records, grades, and course outlines, while adhering to institutional standards and expectations for professional practice. Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Professional experience as a vocalist and songwriter able to contribute to the department’s innovative curriculum; Demonstrated commitment to student success, recruitment, and diversity; Comprehensive understanding of the field from historical, aesthetic and practical realms; Improvisation skills; Sight-reading skills; A broad musical background that includes all contemporary styles of music including Jazz, R&B, Rock, Pop, etc. Ability to teach across all aspects of the core program curriculum; Ability to teach music students at all levels; Knowledge of Digital Audio Workstations, music notation software, and music technology an asset; Excellent communication skills; Ability to be a team player and collaborator; Cross-cultural competencies to maximize teaching effectiveness with diverse groups of students; Passionate about teaching music and working with students. Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s Degree in Music (Master’s preferred) A minimum of three years of experience performing professionally A minimum of three years of experience teaching in formal instruction. Teaching at the post-secondary level an asset. Applicants are required to submit links to audio or video examples of recent performances.
This is a short-term part-time (80%) replacement position commencing August 1, 2022, and ending July 31, 2023. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Selkirk College Faculty Association collective agreement. The salary range is $2,369.08 ‐ $3,806.85 bi‐weekly (at 100% appointment) and is based on qualifications and experience.