The College of Arts and Architecture


Double Bass Lecturer

University Park Campus
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Double Bass Lecturer - Job #77098

The School of Music at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a dynamic, collaborative double bass lecturer to be part of a vibrant string/orchestral program. This is a non-tenure track, 36-week full-time academic appointment at the rank of Lecturer, with a start date of August 10, 2018. Primary responsibilities include teaching and recruiting double bass students, and teaching related courses such as string pedagogy, literature, orchestral excerpts, and chamber music. Additional teaching interests that cross disciplinary boundaries are particularly welcome, as are additional fields of musical expertise such as (but not limited to) jazz, music technology, and/or historical performance practice. A graduate degree in music is preferred, however, candidates with prominent professional performance experience may be considered. Candidates must have successful teaching experience, preferably at the university level. Applicants must have an outstanding record of performance and demonstrated success working in a team situation. The candidate will be expected to develop and maintain connections with area music educators and prospective students, and have a commitment to community engagement. To apply, please upload a letter of interest to include a narrative about the applicant’s qualifications relative to this position, CV, representative recordings (video preferred), and contact information for at least three references (name, address, email, and telephone number). Finalists should be prepared to submit on short notice other materials to support teaching and performing effectiveness, and any interdisciplinary or secondary interest(s). Review of applications will begin on March 1 and will continue until the position is filled. The School of Music offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Visit more information about our programs.

Student Concert Support Assistant - Job 66509

Duties will include support for concerts involving multimedia technology. Will require familiarity with presentation technologies such as audio signal flow, mixing board operation, and projector configuration. Student will also perform periodic checks on equipment in the Recital Hall to ensure that it is stored properly, easily and quickly accessed, and ready for use. Student is responsible to report any problems to appropriate faculty and staff. Hours will vary, based on need and availability. Salary: $10/hour.

Esber Recital Hall Stagehands - Job 66384

For this part-time position, preference will be given to Music Performance or Music Education majors within the College of Arts and Architecture. Responsibilities include setting up, stage managing and striking student, faculty and guest recitals at Esber Recital Hall in Music Building I according to written instructions provided by School of Music faculty and staff. Job duties involve some physical labor and occasional lifting. The ability to work with minimal supervision is essential. Esber stagehand positions are casual employment; due to the nature of this type of work, regularly scheduled hours or shifts are not available. Scheduling for work is dependent on employee availability and event needs. Completion of a Penn State employment application is required. Applications will be received on an ongoing basis and reviewed as need arises.