The Theater Division of The Boston Conservatory at Berklee is seeking a full-time musical theater faculty member to teach the art of solo performance in the field. Curriculum will include repertoire from musicals, revues, cabaret, new works, plays with music, etc. We are seeking an accomplished acting specialist to teach students the necessary skill sets and fluency to flourish independently in their acting craft. This acting faculty member will co-teach with an accomplished musical director and, together, they will share expertise in both acting interpretation and musicianship. Solo performance is explored and applied to styles including golden age, standards, contemporary and rock/popular song. We are seeking a diverse pool of applicants and invite those with an experience of other traditions to apply.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
This faculty role will be required to design, teach and evaluate students in musical sophomore theater curriculum in partnership with co-teacher. Class curriculum will center around coaching and directing musical theater students in solo work and the development of musicianship. Faculty are expected to collaborate with musical theater faculty in the program review process regarding curriculum changes. This position is responsible for designing and teaching electives that broaden current musical theater offerings as well as participation in the life of the Theater Division.
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in musical theater, theater, vocal performance, directing, acting or equivalent (Masters preferred)
Minimum 5 years professional performance or directing in the musical theater field (New York and Broadway experience a plus)
At least 2 years teaching experience in higher education setting
Comprehensive knowledge of musical theater repertoire and performance history, and specific knowledge of golden age, standard, contemporary and rock pop works, styles, and repertoire.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate, team teach, co-direct in role of acting coach/director in partnership with music director.
Experience as a vocal, acting, or repertoire coach preferred.
Experience designing and developing curriculum preferred
Electronic applications only. Please submit the following materials in PDF or Word format to http://berkleegigs.silkroad.com. Address your materials to: Theater Division Faculty Search Committee, Attn: Sara Stackhouse, Chair of Theater, Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Letter of application outlining your teaching experience, artistic and academic qualifications, and reasons for wanting to teach the students at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Current resume or CV
Names, titles, and contact information for at least three (3) references.
APPLICATION REVIEW and DEADLINE
1) For full consideration, applications and supporting materials must be received by July 16, 2018.
2) Incomplete applications will not be considered.
3) The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
*Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
Internal Number: 1431
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.
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