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Assistant Choral Director

Lewis & Clark College, Portland

Job - Education

Close Date: 08/01/2019

Working at Lewis & Clark College
The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

About the Position
The assistant conductor supports the choir program at Lewis & Clark by participating in at least 6 hours per week of choir rehearsals, at which they will be expected to lead sectional rehearsals. This position will work on an "as needed" basis.

What You'll Do
* Conduct sectional rehearsals, including occasional piano accompaniment
* Sing and support full rehearsals, including planning consultations with conductor
* Logistical support for concert events, including standing order and concert attire
* Planning and teaching support for retreats
* Planning and logistical support for tours
Must Haves
* Bachelor's degree in music
* A successful candidate will have at least 1 year of conducting experience, experience leading sectionals, intermediate to advanced piano skill, vocal training, and coursework in music theory and history.

Physical Requirements
* Ability to conduct and sing for multiple hours
* Considerable amount of lifting of medium weight (15 to 35 lbs.) climbing, or other physically tiring work.
* Twisting, climbing (stairs), standing, sitting, walking, grasping/gripping, pinching/squeezing, reaching, pushing/pulling, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, hearing

Work Schedule
* Hours/Days per week: Tuesdays 5-9:30, Thursdays 5-6:30, other hours as needed
* Benefit Eligible: No

Pay Rate
* $12 per hour

The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.

Reasonable Accommodation

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Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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