Music and Performing Arts-Director of the University Orchestras Job at Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN

  • Bethel University
  • Saint Paul, MN

Job Description

Job Summary


Direct both the Bethel Chamber Orchestra, an undergraduate string ensemble of approximately 20 players (with the opportunity to add winds and percussion as needed), and the Bethel Philharmonic Orchestra, an ensemble of community members and current Bethel University students.

This position may be combined with other open positions in the Department of Music and Performing Arts, including instructor for Introduction to the Creative Arts and director of keyboard activities/accompanist, depending on the qualifications of the candidate.



? Select repertoire, prepare, and conduct a fall Chamber Orchestra concert and a Spring concert
? Collaborate in two major joint concerts, the Festival of Christmas (fall) and the Classics (spring)
? Lead Chamber Orchestra rehearsals for approximately 90 minutes, three times a week
? Prepare and conduct the Orchestra for additional performances as scheduled
? Help promote the Orchestra and recruit new members
? Contribute to an academic environment that seeks to advance inclusive excellence in the program and the University



? Strong conducting and string pedagogical skills.
? Thorough knowledge of appropriate level orchestral and chamber orchestra repertoire
? Proven ability to collaborate with other directors
? Proven ability to work with students and recruit new members for the orchestra



Experience directing orchestras at the high school or collegiate level required; experience as primary director of college-level ensembles preferred.



Masters degree in music performance or music education is required; Doctorate preferred.

Additional Information


Position Open:

August 2024

? Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Academic Affairs
College of Arts & Sciences
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112
[email protected]


Bethel seeks to recruit, retain, support, and develop a diverse workforce that contributes to our educational and Christ-centered mission. Bethel encourages candidates to apply who can assist the University to develop a faculty that reflects the diversity of people in Gods kingdom through a variety of ethnicities, cultures, and lived experiences.

Bethel University is a leader in Christ-centered higher education with approximately 4,700 students from 50 states and 32 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Bethel offers bachelor's and advanced degrees in nearly 100 fields. Educationally excellent classroom-based and online programs equip graduates to make exceptional contributions in life-long service to God and the world.
Bethel employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, familial status, and status with regard to public assistance. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

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