The Department of Music at Messiah College seeks a Director of Choral Activities. This is a full-time, term-tenure track position that serves both undergraduate and graduate programs in music.
Responsibilities: The DCA will direct the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Choral Arts Society, and other choral groups as needed. Duties include leading the Concert Choir on an annual tour, including international tours in some years, and preparing the Concert Choir and Choral Arts Society for collaborations such as performances with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra on their Masterworks concert series. Teaching duties will include the undergraduate conducting class, teaching graduate conducting lessons, and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will hold a doctorate, and have a proven track record as a choral conductor at a high level. This could include visibility in ACDA and Chorus America, successful recordings, and successful collaborations with orchestras.
The Program: The Messiah College Department of Music is home to over 200 students pursuing degrees in Music Education, Performance, Composition, Music and Worship, Commercial Music, and the Master's Degree in Conducting. The Department of Music has 13 Full-time Faculty, and approximately 30 Adjunct Artist Faculty.
The School of the Arts: The Department of Music is a member of the Messiah College School of the Arts, which houses the Departments of Music, Theatre and Dance, and Art and Design, as well as the inter-disciplinary program in Digital Media.
The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of approximately 2,800 undergraduate students including 13.9% of under-represented and 5.0% international students from 32 countries and over 600 graduate students including 11.8% of students from under-represented populations.
The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.
Diversity: The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah's strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
Starting Date: August 2018
Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with academic credentials and qualifications and experience.
Applications and Nominations: Review of applications will begin in January, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.
Vitae Instructions to Applicants: Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publications), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.
Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran's status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.