LOCATION
Texas, USA
INSTITUTION
Kilgore College
POSITION/RANK
Director
GENERAL INFO

Kilgore College is a two-year, comprehensive public community college with a campus in Kilgore and an extension center in Longview, Texas. With approximately 5,400 students, Kilgore College is a student-centered institution characterized by excellence in teaching and learning. This position will report to the Division Dean.
Kilgore College offers a strong collegiate music program with several unique course offerings and performing ensembles including KC Chorale, KC Connection (Choir), Wind Symphony, Marching Band, Chamber Ensembles (Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Strings, Piano), Big Band Jazz Ensemble and Steel Band in a department with approximately 100 music students regularly enrolled. Preparation for several major concerts and solo and ensemble festivals and auditions occurs year-round. The Kilgore College Music Department web site is at www.kilgore.edu/music.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Primary responsibilities include:
• Teach, conduct, and develop college level choral ensembles
• Manage and take sole responsibility for all choral and vocal studies in a sequential program of instruction at Kilgore College
• Recruit vocal/choral students through various initiatives including on and off-campus school, community, and event activities and visits
• Audition and advise choral and vocal students regarding courses and degrees
• Host choral and vocal events on campus
• Teach other music courses as assigned in areas of expertise and department needs including applied private vocal lessons, vocal masterclasses, music appreciation, music theory and aural skills.
• Manage and develop choral music library

QUALIFICATIONS

• Master’s degree or higher in Choral Conducting, Vocal Performance, or Music Education. or Master’s degree or higher with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Choral Conducting, Vocal Performance, or Music Education.
• Applicants should have demonstrated experience as a choral conductor for a variety of styles including classical and traditional choral music, vocal jazz, and contemporary music.
• At least one year of demonstrated teaching experience required.
• Demonstrated skills in successfully working with diverse populations through experiences such as formal training and past work experiences.
• Professional Performing Experience and Focus
• Team Teaching capability and experience in the college environment preferred
• Secondary Level Teaching Experience preferred
• Excellent Communication and Organizational Skills
• The ability to provide quality customer service

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

This position will remain open until filled. Applicants must submit a current resume with references, letter of interest, completed Kilgore College Faculty and Professional Staff Application form, unofficial transcripts of college course work, College and/or Secondary Level Conducting video(s), Vocal/Choral Music Performance videos, Any Published Works, Teaching demonstration video(s) of rehearsal(s) and/or applied private lesson teaching, Statement regarding Teaching Philosophy, Statement regarding Recruiting and Music Program Growth, Transcripts. These items can be uploaded with the application for employment. Should you receive an error message when uploading these documents you may email them to humanresources@kilgore.edu. Fax - 903-983-8609, Human Resources office 903-983-8103. Candidates identified for interviews should be prepared to complete an audition/interview process, and discuss pedagogy and program management/recruiting concepts with the staff.
Apply: https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/job-openings

PREFERRED APPLICATION DEADLINE
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Yes
CONTACT FOR INQUIRIES

Kara Sharman, Human Resources