Artist in Residence in Orchestral and Instrumental Activities/Lecturer in Music, and Director of the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra

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Williamstown, MA 01267
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Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.
Artist in Residence in Orchestral and Instrumental Activities/Lecturer in Music, and Director of the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra
Williamstown
Full Time
Education/Training
Master's Degree


Artist in Residence in Orchestral and Instrumental Activities/Lecturer in Music, and Director of the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra
Williams College: Music

Location: Williamstown, MA
Open Date: Oct 18, 2023
Deadline: Mar 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description
The Department of Music at Williams College announces a full-time Artist in Residence in Orchestral and Instrumental Activities/Lecturer in Music, and Director of the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra beginning in the fall of 2025. The initial contract is for 3 years and is renewable thereafter on an ongoing basis with the possibility of longer contracts and promotion to Senior Lecturer.

Direct the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra, whose membership comprises both student and professional musicians. Teach one related course per year. Additional directing/coaching duties according to the experience of the candidate and the needs of the department. An additional Winter Study term course is required every other year. (It is possible that other forms of teaching and/or additional ensemble direction during the regular semesters could substitute for the Winter Study requirement.) A complete listing of current courses and ensembles in the department and their descriptions can be viewed at http://music.williams.edu. Participate in departmental operations with the other faculty members, and provide occasional service to the college through committee service and/or academic advising.



Qualifications
Ensemble conducting and administration as well as teaching experience on the college level preferred. Masters, doctorate or equivalent professional experience required. A commitment to building a thriving orchestral program at a liberal arts college with a diverse student body is essential.


Application Instructions
A letter of application, detailed resume, a proposed concert program for the orchestra, and three letters of reference should be submitted by March 31, 2024. Applicants must apply through Interfolio using this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/134880. Please do not send additional supporting materials until requested. In the letter of application, we ask you to speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The search committee expects to arrive at a short list of candidates by the end of April with whom they will hold interviews by phone/Zoom in early May. Short-list candidates will be asked to provide links to video of conducting performances and rehearsals. Three finalists will be invited to campus and contracted to rehearse and conduct a performance with the orchestra during one of the orchestras 2-week rehearsal cycles during the fall or winter of the 24-25 academic year, and the full-time position will be offered to one of the finalists thereafter.

Questions concerning the application should be submitted to:

Ed Gollin, Department Chair: egollin@williams.edu

The Music Department has 11 full-time faculty and approximately 40 part-time Artist Associates and Artists in Residence. The Department maintains an active musical life with approximately 100 events each year including those by the Berkshire Symphony, Concert and Chamber Choirs, Jazz Ensemble, Zambezi Marimba Band, Kusika (an African dance and percussion ensemble), Williams Brass Ensemble, Williams Chamber Players, I/O New Music, Chinese Music Ensemble, student chamber groups, and visiting artists and ensembles. The Department provides courses for the general student as well as specialized courses for the music major. Further information is available at http://music.williams.edu/.

All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.



For more information and to apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/134880

Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu).

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.








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