Music Fellow at Bennington College

Bennington, Vermont, United States Part-time

Bennington College seeks a Music Fellow to work closely with faculty, students, and staff for the 2019-2020 academic year. The principal role of the Fellow is to assist the faculty in teaching students the rudiments of music, including notation and aural skills and music theory. Responsibilities include 20 hours of assistant teaching per week during each term only. Musical faculty will meet with the Fellow before the start of the term to map out their schedule and responsibilities.

The Music Fellow will have the use of a full time shared studio with a piano, and the possibility of taking other music courses, provided there is room in the class.

The Music Fellow position is ideal for a music student who is in between schools, either between undergraduate and graduate study, or between an MFA and a doctoral program. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Music or Music Education, solid background in music fundamentals, sufficient proficiency on the piano to teach a beginning level piano course, if needed, and knowledge of computer notation software.

The position is for one year, with the possibility of an additional year reappointment (maximum of two years). The fellowship pays a stipend of $5,500 each term, plus room and board while the College is in session. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

Bennington is a residential liberal arts college distinguished by its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.

Interested candidates should click "Apply for this position" below and submit, online, a letter of interest, resume, the contact information for three references, and two scores or recordings (if available) or examples of their work. Review of the applications will begin May 27 and will continue until the position is filled.

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