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INTERIM ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR

Requisition # 73550

Position Basics


Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Wednesday, December 26th, 2018
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Music

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The School of Music seeks an experienced orchestral conductor and educator to serve as the Interim Director of Orchestral Studies for the 2019-2020 academic year (August 2019-May 2020). The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of accomplishment in music conducting and/or performance, with a profile that qualifies for appointment at the rank of Visiting Professor. Primary responsibilities include conducting the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra (UISO) and Chamber Orchestra (UICO); overseeing the All-University String Orchestra (AUSO); teaching graduate courses in orchestral conducting and orchestral literature; advising and mentoring DMA and MA students in orchestral conducting; administering the orchestral program; and supervising teaching assistants. In addition, the Interim Director of Orchestral Studies will be responsible for selecting music and preparing the orchestra for all concerts, including those scheduled during the search period for a new Director of Orchestral Studies in Spring 2019.  Additional responsibilities may include conducting or overseeing a graduate conductor for stage productions. This is a nine-month, non-renewable position.



Appointment: begins August 21, 2019



Salary: commensurate with experience and qualifications.



Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018 and continue until filled.



The School of Music and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.  The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



The University of Iowa has a historic commitment to the arts.  The School of Music enrolls approximately 450 majors and has a full-time faculty of 50. The Voxman Music Building, opened in the fall of 2016, is a state-of-the art facility near the heart of the campus in downtown Iowa City.  The Iowa City/Coralville area has a population of about 75,000 and is a cultural center with a cosmopolitan atmosphere.  Its public schools, libraries, and health care facilities are rated as outstanding.



 

Education Requirement:

DMA or equivalent professional experience.

Required Qualifications:

Experienced conductor with an established record of conducting and teaching conducting at the college/university level for at least 10 years; experience as a musician in a major symphony orchestra; experience having served as a director of orchestral studies at an established college/university program. 

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience conducting staged works. 


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.


Contact Information


Contact:Kellie A Kucera - kellie-kucera@uiowa.edu
Clas-Performing Arts
Voxman Music Building
93 East Burlington Street
1400 M VOX
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 319-335-1606



The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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