Part-Time Choral Director of the Inspirational Voices of Praise

Education: B.A. or B.M.E. preferred with experience in both contemporary and traditional gospel African-American music and international gospel/sacred music optional (a transcript required upon hiring if applicable.)

Experience: Expertise in choral direction

Expectations include the following: Must be willing to direct all weekly rehearsals at the stipulated times, be open and welcoming to a diverse choral membership, give a minimum of two (2) on campus concerts annually as well as other concerts representing the University of Mount Union to area churches and community at large, recruit new membership, lead sectional rehearsals as needed, hold limited auditions, and keep regular office hours. Keyboard skills are helpful, but not required.

Available: August 25, 2014

Compensation: Competitive, based upon qualifications.

Equal Opportunity: Mount Union has a strong commitment to nurturing a culturally diverse faculty and student body.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  The University of Mount Union is an equal opportunity employer.

Academic Rank: Part-Time Staff Position

Descriptive Information: The University of Mount Union,, (formerly Mount Union College) founded in 1846, is an accredited residential coeducational liberal arts university with 126 full-time faculty members and more than 2150 students including minority and international students. Eighty-three percent of the faculty hold terminal degrees. Relationships between the faculty and students are close and constructive. The University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and emphasizes the total educational growth and development of students: intellectual, moral, spiritual and social. Facilities are modern, the campus is pleasant, and the University has well-rounded cultural, social and athletic programs. The University enjoys the support of its 15,250 alumni and has an endowment valued at approximately $120 million. Relations with the city of Alliance (population 23,000) in which Mount Union is located are excellent. Alliance is located near Canton, Akron and Youngstown and is approximately 60 miles southeast of Cleveland and 75 miles west of Pittsburgh

Please submit a performance CD/DVD with your application and vita. The candidate should supply two (2) professional and one (1) personal reference via either e-mail (preferred method) or U.S. mail to: Human Resources, University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH  44601.  Consideration of applicants will begin immediately.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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