Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The Departments of Theater & Dance and Music invite applications for a collaborative pianist position beginning August 30, 2019. The pianist will provide piano accompaniment for the Theater and Music Performance programs, working with student instrumentalists and vocalists during the academic year. On occasion, they may be required to provide accompaniment for faculty performances, other department ensembles, and campus functions.
We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.
Play piano for 'Singing for the Broadway Stage' class (Fall semester)
Play piano for 'Voice and Speech' class (Spring Semester)
Play piano for weekly individual vocal coaching and other sessions as needed for above mentioned classes
Participate at the yearly Musical, including playing auditions in September, playing for rehearsals 15 hours a week mid-October through early December, playing a one-week intensive retreat for the Musical in mid-January, as well as nightly rehearsal up to the 8 performances. The candidate will lead the Pit Band and serve as Musical Director for the show.
Provide accompaniments for students studying in the Performance Program, attend rehearsals and lessons, perform in department/studio recitals, performance forums, juries and auditions
Perform in student Junior and Senior recitals (Spring semester)
Perform in campus functions that are supported by the Music Department
Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
Bachelor's degree in music or equivalent in education and experience; an advanced degree is desirable
Ability to play and perform on a professional level in all musical styles
Talent to learn music quickly and perform at a high level with minimal rehearsal
Strong sight-reading skills including the ability to read orchestral and choral scores
Ability to be musically flexible in rehearsals and performance and to be able to adapt quickly to interpretations that may differ from what was prepared
Talent to work professionally with ensemble directors and faculty/staff in the Departments of Theater and Music as well as other campus departments
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a high level of motivation
Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community
Strong organizational skills and the ability to balance a flexible work schedule
This is a full time, 9 month, non-exempt level position. The incumbent is expected to work 27.5 hours per week for 40 weeks. The position begins August 15, 2019 and concludes with Commencement.
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.
In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide examples of any past work that illuminate your commitments in these areas. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)
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Holy Cross is a highly selective, four-year college of approximately 2,900 students. One of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions, Holy Cross offers an academically rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit tradition. Exclusively devoted to teaching undergraduates, Holy Cross promotes close ties between students and faculty. In this active, friendly campus community, individual interests? from athletics to the arts, from campus ministry to student government? are pursued with intensity and passion. Graduates go on to prominent academic and professional programs and pursue their individual talents in many careers and service activities. Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a centrally-located New England city of 175,000. The 174-acre hillside campus provides inspiring views, an inviting mix of historic and contemporary buildings, beautiful landscaping, and first-rate facilities. With a tradition of academic excellence that dates to its founding in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has grown increasingly diverse in the last decade. Holy Cross graduates become members of a loyal alumni family; equipped with the resources and perspective to respond as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.
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