Orchestra Conductor – Grinnell College Grinnell, Iowa


GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Music invites applications for a one-year appointment in orchestral conducting beginning Fall 2017. Assistant Professor (Ph.D. or DMA) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible.

Responsibilities will include directing the Grinnell Symphony Orchestra both semesters plus teaching basic musicianship, ear training, and a one-semester survey of Western Music for non-majors. The Grinnell Symphony is an undergraduate student orchestra comprised primarily of non-music majors; background and experience ranges from intermediate to advanced. In the letter of application, candidates should address their experience with and aptitude for directing an orchestra of non-majors in a liberal arts setting. Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at https://www.grinnell.edu/academics/areas/music

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by February 27. Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and links to videos of themselves conducting, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Eric McIntyre, at MusicSearch@grinnell.edu or 641-269-4262.

Grinnell College is committed to providing a safe and inclusive educational and work environment for all College community members, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.


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