Faculty, Interim Director of Choral Activities

Creative Media

To Apply
Send resume/CV, cover letter, and reference list to:
person Laura Custer, Director of Human Resources
email hr@thomasmore.edu
phone 859-344-3314
place Thomas More University, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017


Basic Purpose

Oversee and lead all aspects of the music program at Thomas More University. Function as the primary program coordinator/director for academic studies in music. Teach 3:3 course load with semester course release for Music program administration, curriculum development, undergraduate recruitment, and advancement initiatives through fundraising, grants procurement, and community partnerships.


Core Competency Skills Required

  1. Musical excellence in leading collegiate musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds.
  2. Excellence in choral/vocal pedagogy; excellence in rehearsal technique at the collegiate level.
  3. Excellence in aural skills and integration of applicable pedagogical tools for successful student growth and outcomes.
  4. Functionally proficient keyboard skills.
  5. Ability to effectively serve as the public face and champion community relevance for TMU Music programs
  6. Evidence of ability to manage multiple projects within scope of university community and create additional community projects within greater Cincinnati region to improve university visibility/relevance.
  7. Ability to create and implement annual budget for TMU Music programs.
  8. Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and personal skills.
  9. Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams.
  10. Excellent written, oral and listening skills.


Principal Activities

  • Serve as primary faculty for the MUS 203 TMU Chamber Choir (SATB), MUS 103 MUS Women’s Chorus, and MUS 100 TMU Women’s Chamber Choir
  • Serve as Music program head and collaborative/function within larger Department of Creative Media (DOCM) academic and curricular programs.
  • Serve as full administrator for the financial, planning/vision, and organizational aspects of TMU Music program.
  • Serve as primary supervisor for TMU Music program faculty and staff.
    1. Supervise part-time collaborative pianist/assistant director of choral activities
    2. Supervise part-time choral assistant (stipend position)
    3. Supervise and coordinate with all adjunct faculty for traditional academic courses and private applied lesson
      1. Supervision of applied adjunct faculty contracts/enrollment, schedule creation, studio space allocation, and annual fall/spring semester studio recitals.
      2. Recruitment of qualified studio and academic faculty for music program course offerings.
  • Develop and implement music curriculum that fosters collegiate level musical competency amongst all students enrolled in TMU Choral Activities
  • Oversee music curriculum development including hiring of additional faculty/staff and management of educational outcomes for TMU Music degree programs.
  • Develop and champion academic studies in music at TMU including the development of a Major in Music, concentration in Bachelor of Education in Music Education, and Bachelor of Arts in Sacred Music degree.
  • Create opportunities for local high school ensembles to join in TMU music program concerts and events.
  • Establish strong partnerships and deliver consistent communications to promote a positive educational and administrative experience for the students and faculty.
  • Organize an annual regional tour over Spring/Fall Break for TMU Music program
  • Manage TMU Music Program Social Media/PR outlets
  • Work closely with TMU Director of Communications and PR to promote a professional media strategy for TMU Music programs
  • Work closely with TMU Director of Creative Services and Digital Communications Manager to promote professional materials, graphics, and digital communications/PR strategy for TMU Music programs
  • Develop strong working relationships with local music community; form partnerships and forge collaborations with local arts organizations in the Cincinnati/NKY area
  • Represent Thomas More University at local high schools and other venues conducive to recruiting students for TMU Music programs.
  • Provide events both on campus and in the community to support professional development for local high school educators (ex. HS Honors Chorus Festivals, Education workshops for HS educators, community collaborations & grant writing for innovative community events/programs that position TMU in positive public spaces)
  • Manage all aspects of the recruitment plan for potential academic music and curricular choral/instrumental ensemble students.
  • Develop recruitment materials in collaboration with TMU Director of Creative Services, Director of Communications, and Director of Digital Communications to be used in the marketing of the program.
  • Work in close partnership with Enrollment Management to develop a recruitment strategy and aid packaging for potential students.
  • Develop strategic plan for growth of TMU Music programs to elevate standard of musical/academic excellence
  • Manage expenses and budget related to TMU Choral Activities
  • Serve on University and community committees as needed.


Education, Specialized and/or Technical Knowledge Requirements

Master of Music (MM), Choral Conducting (preferred)

Master in Music Education (MME), Choral (preferred)


Preferred Education, Specialized and/or Technical Knowledge Requirements

Doctorate of Music Arts Degree, Choral Conducting (preferred)

PhD in Music Education

Equivalent professional experience

2-4 years  experience collegiate teaching experience



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