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Job ID: 206035

Music/Choral Instructor
South Orange County Community College District

Date Posted Feb. 22, 2023
Title Music/Choral Instructor
University South Orange County Community College District
South Orange County Community College District, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Music - General


Music/Choral Instructor


Job Category:

Faculty CTA


Job Opening Date:

February 21, 2023


Job Closing Date:

April 07, 2023



Saddleback College


Work Location:

Mission Viejo, CA


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Work Hours:

36 hours per week


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$78,689 to $104,919 annually


Required Documents:

Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Transcripts, and Five (5) Recent Representative Concert Programs in a Single Document


Job Description:

Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on April 6, 2023.


The ideal candidate for this position is an equity-minded individual who understands the importance of creating opportunities in Music (Choral) for students who have been historically underserved. Saddleback College seeks candidates who view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility and who strive to reframe inequities as a problem of practice. In addition, the ideal candidate demonstrates a commitment to student-centered teaching practices, effective cross-disciplinary and cross campus collaboration, transparent decision-making, and purposeful service to the community. The ideal candidate will embrace the role of an educator who is continually learning anti-racist pedagogy and adapting to the needs of a diverse student population.


Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with any changes in District policy and/or the faculty collective bargaining agreement.


Recruit for college choral ensembles and vocal music program.


Conduct choral ensembles and teach voice classes.


Teach other general education music classes as assigned (Music Appreciation, History of Rock, etc).


Teach individual voice lessons in the Applied Music program.


Collaborate with college orchestra in the annual Feast of Lights holiday concerts and other departmental activities.


Coordinate public performances of the vocal music ensembles for the college community.


Oversee the development of the choral music library.


Teach Music and related courses to a diverse student population.


Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions in support of student success.


Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience with relevant pedagogical techniques to engage diverse student populations such as African American, Chicanx and Latinx, Native Americans, Asian American and Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.


Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division/school, college, and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities. 


Engage in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.


Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.


Maintain formal office hours; stay current on information as discussed in department and division/school meetings.


Provide an average of one (1) hour per week of college service that supports the division/school, college and/or District goals through active participation in one or more of the following categories: committee work on the department, division/school, college, and/or district level; non-classroom college, district, or community activities; department/division/school activities, events, or meetings; student club advisor activities or events.


Remain current in your discipline, of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to assist and support student success.


Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including comply with the applicable Course Outline of Record(s) (COR); respond to and evaluate student work regularly and consistently, inform students on a timely basis of their progress in the course throughout the term; and respond to student academic concerns, as appropriate, in a timely manner.  Comply with district, college, and division/school policies in the performance of duties.


Work cooperatively with staff and students.


Regular and consistent performance of the requirements of your position.


Minimum Qualifications:


1.    Must meet one of the following qualifications under (A) through (D):

Minimum Qualifications from State Chancellor:


(A)    Master’s in music; OR


(B)    Bachelor’s in music AND Master’s in humanities; OR


(C)    Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR


(D)    A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of (A) - (C) above. Candidates making an application based on equivalency must submit a Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination in addition to all other required materials.




2.    Commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.  The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.


Desired Qualifications:


Proven ability to successfully recruit to a college or high school level choral program.


In addition to choral conducting, teaching experience in one or more of the following:  classical vocal performance, musical theatre, vocal jazz, commercial music, and other general education music courses (Music Appreciation, History of Rock, etc).


Evidence of a commitment to professional growth and service which may include active participation in professional organizations, presentations at workshops and conferences, conducting festival or honor choirs. 


Proven evidence of leading a successful high school or collegiate choral program. 


Demonstrated history of programming that encompasses a wide range of music and cultural traditions. 


Experience in cross-disciplinary collaborations.


Demonstrated ability to incorporate equity, diversity, and inclusion into a choral music curriculum.


Master’s degree in Choral Conducting, Master of Music Education (MME) in choral music education, or equivalent.


Ability to communicate effectively within the campus and represent the Music department in the community.


A demonstrated ability to teach students of all levels of musical ability.


Experience incorporating technology into instruction.


Application Procedure:

To be considered a candidate for this position, the following materials must be electronically uploaded:


  • Completed South Orange County Community College District online application including education, experience, and references.
  • Cover letter.
  • Current resume and/or curriculum vitae.
  • Academic transcripts of all college level coursework showing date degree awarded from an accredited institution. For consideration, degree(s) must be awarded at the time of application, or applicant must complete the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form with online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application. Successful candidate must provide official transcripts upon hire. Non-U.S. transcripts must include a certified U.S. evaluation (i.e., NACES agency: at the time of application.
  • Five recent representative concert programs in a single document.


You will also be required to answer the following questions:


1.    In 300 words or less, what do you consider to be the role of a choral ensemble in an open access institution?  

2.    In 300 words or less, how has your background and experience as a Choral conductor prepared you to be an effective instructor at a community college that is committed to equity, values diversity, and expects inclusion?    


Incomplete application packages will not be considered.


All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District and will not be returned or copied and will be considered for this position only. Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application package is complete when submitted. All travel arrangements will be at applicant’s expense.


Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on April 6, 2023.  


Application materials received after the closing deadline will not be accepted. For an online application, information, and instructions, visit the District Job Opportunities website at or call (949) 582-4850.


Federal law requires every new employee to present documentation showing eligibility to work in the U.S.  SOCCCD does not sponsor employment Visas.

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