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15 Mar 2019

Full-Time Vocal Music Department Chair

The Governor’s School for the Arts  Norfolk, Virginia, United States

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Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Vocal Music.
  • Three years of teaching experience.
  • Demonstrate skills and in-depth knowledge of classical and choral music.
  • Be able to effectively interact and communicate with parents, students, colleagues, administration and classified employees.
  • Knowledge of techniques, activities and strategies appropriate for teaching vocal performance, producing and directing vocal productions and operas.

Nature of the Position:

  • Report directly to the executive director.
  • Assist the executive director in the coordination, supervision and management of the vocal music department.
  • Assist with enforcing school policies and procedures.
  • Teach a maximum of 8 hours per week; more if needed.
  • Secure and monitor adjunct faculty.
  • Create adjunct faculty teaching schedule and submit biweekly time sheets.
  • Plan, secure and schedule guest artists for the department.
  • Continue the department’s relationship with the Metropolitan Opera’s HD Live in Schools Program.
  • Oversee/supervise students’ attendance, academic progress, juried evaluation and discipline.
  • Schedule and conduct parent-teacher conferences as needed.
  • Audition and selection of potential students.
  • Plan and schedule the department’s performance schedule.
  • Work within part-time hourly, contract and supply budgets. Maintain required financial recording procedures according to GSA and fiscal agent.
  • Requisition of departmental supplies, music and equipment as needed.
  • Conduct and maintain yearly departmental inventory.
  • Assist with safe school protocols.
  • Assist with supervising annual prom and end of the year party
  • Additional duties and activities as assigned by the executive director.


All interested applicants must submit a current resume and a letter of interest to: 

Dr. Andrea F Warren, Executive Director
254 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA   23510
Fax: 757-451-4715


Posting Date:  March 1, 2019
Application Deadline: April 12, 2019
Employment Date:  August 219
Length of Contract: 10.5 month/210 days-7.5 hours per day

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: education, music, opera, school, and teaching. States: Virginia.

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