DIRECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA, UPENN
|Posted Job Title||DIRECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA|
|School Name||School of Arts and Sciences|
|Posted to the Web||12/24/2014|
|Posted Job/Salary Grade||027|
|Position Type||Full Time|
|Position Schedule||varied; some evenings and weekends|
|Position End Date|
|University Overview||The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
|Duties||Duties will include auditions, preparing 80-100 member Orchestra (students, faculty, staff and community members) in rehearsals on Monday and Thursday evenings for concerts in October, December, February, and April. Meet with orchestra members and prospective undergrad students (correspond by email or phone, if needed). Work closely with performance staff to oversee the welfare, repair and maintenance arrangements for university-owned instruments, and prepare programs, ads and posters before concerts. Order music scores and coordinate with business staff for payment, and arrange for return of all music scores. Work with Choral Director for one joint concert in April. Evaluate student progress and assign grades to students taking Orchestra for credit. Tasks as assigned by Chair and Director of Performance. Some evenings and weekends are required, as needed.
Note: this is a 12-month/ year-round staff appointment and does not carry faculty status.
|Qualifications||A Master’s degree and 1-2 years of experience in orchestral conducting, or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Candidates will be invited to guest conduct one rehearsal as part of the interview process.|
|Affirmative Action Statement||Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.|
|Special Requirements||Background Check Required|
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