Musical Director/Conductor Ohio Northern University – Ada, OH

Benefit package includes: Health insurance, Voluntary dental insurance, Life insurance, Workers’ Compensation insurance, Unemployment insurance, and Total Disability insurance. Retirement: The University contributes 7% of the regular salary and the employee has a mandatory 7% contribution into the TIAA – CREF Retirement Program. Other benefits include tuition remission for employee, spouse, and employee’s dependent children under the age of 25 (this does not include the last two year of the PharmD program or the JD), and twenty days of paid medical leave after 1 full year of service. 

Pay Band: 
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Job Summary: 

Direct all aspects of the Music Department’s orchestra program and teach classes as assigned. Teach musical theatre courses and conduct productions as assigned. 

Principal Responsibilities: 
The faculty member in this position will play a key role in achieving excellence in musical performance in the Theatre Arts Department and the Music Department. Responsibilities include: 
– Directing of and recruiting for the 60-member University Symphony Orchestra 
– Oversee or serve as a music director for musical theatre productions, acting as accompanist for rehearsals, auditions, and performances 
– Teach Fundamentals of Music for Musical Theatre, Musicianship for Musical Theatre, Orchestration, and Instrumental Conducting 
– Participate in recruiting and auditioning incoming students for the Musical Theatre program, which will entail some Musical Theatre Senior Showcase/Capstone 
– Liaise across the University to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations 
– Teach other courses, depending on expertise, that will support and enhance the educational mission of the University 
– Advise students and participate fully in all aspects of professional academic life within the Theatre Arts Department, the Music Department, and the University 
– Must be available for evening and weekend rehearsals and performances 
– Other duties as assigned 

Required Skills: 
Orchestral directing (symphony and pit), and classroom teaching skills. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
Terminal degree and/or equivalent professional experience in appropriate area of academic specialty e.g., musical theatre, music directing, accompanying, and conducting. Professional experience as a music director, coach, and accompanist is preferred. Proficiency with current technology is required. Experience as an arranger and other related skills are desirable. Prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level preferred. Must be available for evening and weekend rehearsals and performances. 


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