The Fred Fox School of Music at The University of Arizona seeks a vibrant, creative individual for a full-time, tenure-eligible position of OPERA DIRECTOR to begin August, 2015. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor; successful promotion to Associate Professor with tenure will result in being named the Amelia T. Rieman Endowed Chair in Opera.

Position Information
Position Title Assistant Professor
Job Number 57581
Department 3503-School Of Music
College/Division Fine Arts
Posted Rate of Pay $50,000 annually
Exempt / Non-Exempt Exempt
Category Appointed: Faculty
Name of Contact (for Applicants) johnfahrenwald@email.arizona.edu
Contact Information

E-mail and/or phone number

520-621-7023
Job Open Date 02-13-2015
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Review begins on
(Continues until position filled)
02-16-2015
Benefits Eligible Yes-Full Benefits
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Days and Schedule to be Worked
Number of Hours Worked per Week
Limited to current UA employees only No
Documents required to be attached electronically with this application Letter of Interest
Curriculum Vitae
Documents that may be attached electronically or mailed directly to department per instructions below
Additional application instructions
(include instructions for submission)
Application: To receive full consideration, please submit an on-line application at http://www.uacareertrack.com. Upload as part of that application:

– Cover letter (Letter of Interest)
– Three letters of recommendation. Letters may be submitted/included online as part of the Curriculum Vitae file submission, OR separately emailed to johnfahrenwald@email.arizona.edu
– Curriculum vitae
– The names and contact information for at least three additional references who may be contacted by the committee. To submit via careertrack.com, references may be submitted/included online as part of the Curriculum Vitae file submission, OR separately emailed to johnfahrenwald@email.arizona.edu
– URLs or YouTube links to video excerpts from productions and/or scenes programs in a variety of repertoire directed by the candidate. To submit via careertrack.com, links may be submitted/included online as part of the Curriculum Vitae file submission, OR separately emailed to johnfahrenwald@email.arizona.edu

Position Summary The Fred Fox School of Music at The University of Arizona seeks a vibrant, creative individual for a full-time, tenure-eligible position of OPERA DIRECTOR to begin August, 2015. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor; successful promotion to Associate Professor with tenure will result in being named the Amelia T. Rieman Endowed Chair in Opera.

Tucson enjoys a sunny temperate mountain climate and a thriving arts community, which supports the professional Arizona Opera, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and the Tucson Desert Song Festival, among other organizations. The activities of the UA Opera Theatre are generously supported by the Amelia T. Rieman Endowment, the Arizona Opera League (which supports all operatic activity in the state), and the Arizona Opera Guild (which provides scholarships, grants and fundraising, and holds an annual scholarship competition for the students enrolled in operatic study at the University of Arizona).

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

The University of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties and Responsibilities *Duties for the position include selecting, casting and stage directing two fully staged operas with orchestra and two evenings of opera scenes annually. The director also coordinates the annual Amelia Rieman Opera Competition. In addition, the opera director oversees the production team and coordinates the budget for all operatic activities. Additional teaching duties will be determined by the successful candidate’s secondary abilities.

*The role of the opera director is vital to activities of the Fred Fox School of Music and the successful candidate must be able to collaborate effectively with the music director and conductor of the UA Opera Theatre, the voice faculty and others in the Tucson community. The successful candidate will support the academic standards of the Fred Fox School of Music and serve on student and faculty committees.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications Not applicable for this position.
Additional Minimum Qualifications Minimal Qualifications:
*MFA, DMA, or MM with significant professional experience
*Proven excellence as a stage director in the professional and/or academic setting.
*Ability to pursue research and/or creative activity and service to the profession and communities outside the University.
*Ability to teach effectively in the classroom and in rehearsal, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
*Ability to guide related research and advise on the preparation of graduate documents and exams.
*Ability to coordinate all aspects of large-scale productions and lead a production team.
*Ability to work effectively and collaborate within the Fred Fox School of Music as well as with outside groups, including related schools in the College of Fine Arts and community arts organizations.
*Ability to serve as advisor for DMA minors in opera stage direction.
*Commitment to the recruitment of top-quality singers to the vocal/opera area.
Preferred Qualifications Preferred Qualifications:
*Proven excellence with national or international recognition as a stage director in a variety of operatic styles and languages, in professional or academic environments
*Experience teaching and inspiring the next generation of singers through university courses, young artist programs or related workshops.
*Experience in faculty governance
*Experience in the successful coordination of high-quality, large-scale productions and the leadership of production teams.
*Ability to teach related courses such as stage deportment, character development, opera repertoire, diction, studio voice.
*Proven success in the recruitment of top-quality singers.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.
What kind of criminal background check is required for this position? This position is non-security sensitive and requires a name-based criminal background check
Supplemental Pre-Employment Screening None
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