Orchestral Conducting Teaching Graduate Assistantship 2017-2018

Request/Posting Number 0708789
Classification Title GA – Teaching Assistant
Working Title Orchestral Conducting Teaching Graduate Assistantship 2017-2018  
Job Class # 900010
Type of Position Graduate Assistant
Percent Appointment:

(For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week)

.25 (approximately 10 hours per week)
Department School of Music – 05660000
General Summary All graduate assistants are required to enroll in a major ensemble appropriate for their applied area every semester they hold an assistantship. The ensemble placement will be determined by audition in the primary applied area.

The majority of the graduate teaching assistant’s primary duties are in support of instruction including but not limited to the responsibilities below:
1. Serve as a primary or secondary teaching instructor in a class or laboratory
2. Assist a faculty member with teaching-related tasks
3. Grade student assignments which require knowledge of subjects taught in a class or laboratory
4. Meet with and/or tutor students, hold office hours, prepare instructional materials, and assist during class and/or lab, etc.

For this position, the specific Teaching Assistant duties (assigned based on the candidate’s interests and experience and School of Music needs) may include:
1. Assisting with the administration of a comprehensive university orchestra program
2. Assistant Conductor for the Illinois State Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra
3. Assistant Conductor for Illinois State Opera and Musical Theatre Productions
4. Performing with the Illinois State Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra
5. Applied study on a major instrument
6. Audio recording
7. Office work

Additional Information:
Required Qualifications 1. Eligible for appointment as per the requirements in the Graduate Assistant Handbook which can be found at http://hr.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/GA_Handbook.pdf
2. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
3. GPA of 3.0.
4. International applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based), 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper test).
5. International applicants must have a minimum speaking score of 23 on the TOEFL internet-based test OR submit/have a passing score in the Test of Spoken English (TSE) prior to arrival on campus.
6. Degree seeking graduate student in the School of Music at Illinois State University.
7. For Teaching Assistant positions state law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.
Desired Qualifications:
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees Bachelor’s Degree in Music or Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education; for international applicants, an equivalent degree as determined by the Graduate School.
Hiring Rate/Range
Stipend: $450/mo.for 10 hrs/week
Work Hours TBA
Proposed Starting Date: 08-16-2017
Posting date 11-09-2016
Closing date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Live audition preferred; video audition may be acceptable. Video auditions should be sent to Dr. Angelo L. Favis, School of Music, Campus Box 5660, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-5660.

Priority consideration will be given to applicants who complete the application paperwork and audition by March 1, 2017.

Graduate Assistantships for 2017-2018 in the School of Music at Illinois State University are renewable awards worth at least $19,221 for Illinois residents and $35,562 for non-residents.

Benefits include:
– a full tuition waiver worth up to $11,670 for residents and $24,240 for non-residents;
– a summer tuition waiver worth up to $3,501 for residents and $7,272 for non-residents;
– and a stipend of at least $4,050 per year.

NOTE: Tuition waiver figures reflect 2016-2017 rates, and are based on 15 credit hours per semester each for fall and spring and 9 credit hours for the summer. Students remain responsible for fees.

You must be eligible for employment in the United States and at Illinois State University and/or for the number of hours required for the position.

If you are an international student the rules/laws for your visa status may place limits on your employment eligibility. Students are responsible for knowing and following all applicable visa status rules/laws. If you are not certain whether your visa status allows you to accept an assistantship or additional work hours, contact the Office of International Studies and Programs immediately for clarification. The University cannot grant exceptions to visa status rules/laws.

Illinois State University Graduate Assistants are restricted to no more than 28 hours per week of on-campus employment for all positions held.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/ Veteran.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting Shelly Costa, Assistant Director in the Office of Equal Opportunity, Ethics, and Access at 309-438-3383.

Contact Information Dr. Glenn Block
Director of Orchestras
Departmental Homepage http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/music/
Required Applicant Documents
PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on “Apply For This Posting”.
Optional Applicant Documents
Civil Service Test Not Applicable
Physical Requirements:
Quicklink http://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=71428

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