West Chester University: Orchestra Conductor

Orchestra Conductor – Applied Music

Company:West Chester University

Location:West Chester, PA

Date Posted:March 12, 2015


Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University’s Department of Applied Music invites applicants for the position of Orchestra Conductor. This is a Temporary Part-time position to begin August 2015.

Primary responsibility will be conducting the university’s Symphony Orchestra. Other assignments in the instrumental area are possible based on the candidate’s experience.


Artist/teacher with a specialty in orchestral conducting. A Masters Degree is preferred or commensurate experience. The candidate will possess a strong, current record of conducting orchestras and be able to demonstrate the ability to program, manage, effectively rehearse and recruit for a university orchestra. Candidate must successfully complete the interview process and conducting demonstration to be considered a finalist.


The School of Music is a part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts with approximately 1000 students and 100 faculty in music, art, theatre and dance. The School of Music enjoys full NASM membership and offers fully accredited degrees in Music Education, Theory and Composition, Music History and Music Performance on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com… Applicants must include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and a list of works conducted. If recommenders desire to submit letters directly to the committee, they can be emailed to ayozviak@wcupa.edu with “Orchestra Conductor Search” indicated in the subject. Additional materials will be requested as needed.

Review of applications will begin April 12, 2015 and continue until the position has been filled.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances West Chester University’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.

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