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Instructor, Music

Date Posted
9th May 2017
Arts, Fashion & Design, Education & Training
Job Type
St Joseph, Trinidad
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Instructor, Music.

Job Description


  • Manage and direct the University’s choral ensembles including (but not limited to) the University Chorale and Chamber Singers ensembles. 
  • Assist in creating/developing the Music Department’s String Program. 
  • Teach Applied Music classes in Strings to University students. 
  • Assist in developing/directing the University’s String Ensemble/Orchestra. 
  • Develop and execute effective recruitment and retention strategies for the ensembles he/she manages. 
  • Teach additional courses as assigned by the chair of the department–e.g., theory, aural training, piano proficiency, string/choral techniques etc. 
  • Evaluate students’ work promptly and with fairness. 
  • Submit final grades on time. 
  • Be available to students during the office hours provided in the course outline. 
  • Attend department and School of Humanities staff meetings as well as university faculty meetings regularly. 
  • Attend student recitals. 
  • Perform for faculty recitals. 
  • Be actively involved in projects which would develop the University’s music program. 


  • A Master of Music degree in String Performance/Choral Conducting or a related field. 
  • At least 2 years of experience in teaching music at the tertiary level, with significant experience in developing and directing choral and/or string programs. 
  • Ability to teach additional core content including theory, history, aural training, choral/string techniques, piano proficiency. 
  • Piano performance skills up to late intermediate or advanced level would be an advantage. 


  • A willingness to go the extra mile with struggling students – e.g., giving study tips, extra help with difficult topics, personal advice or counseling. 
  • Assist in non-classroom activities of the department or the School of Humanities when needed–e.g., tasks related to concerts, seminars & workshops, department socials, etc. 
  • Be a team player. 
  • Be time and results oriented. 
  • Be personable, discreet, highly motivated, and customer oriented. 
  • Be an excellent communicator, both written and oral. 
  • Demonstrate an ability to integrate faith and learning in the classroom. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to appreciate diverse cultures at USC. 
  • Be committed to the high spiritual, moral and ethical values of the institution. 

The University wishes to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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