Associate Director of Choral Activities (Lecturer)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Arts And Architecture
School of Music


The Pennsylvania State University School of Music seeks a dynamic and collaborative conductor/educator to serve as the Associate Director of Choral Activities effective August, 2020. This is a 36-week academic appointment, at the rank of Lecturer. Full University benefits apply. Teaching responsibilities include directing choral ensembles, the teaching of conducting and choral literature, and contributing to the School’s choral music education program. The successful candidate will have experience directing a choral program with a minimum of three years of teaching experience at the secondary level. A terminal degree in choral conducting or choral music education is preferred. Ensemble assignments may include Essence of Joy, Oriana Singers, and Vocal Dimensions. The candidate must exhibit excellent conducting skills, musicianship, a thorough knowledge of the choral canon, communication, organizational, and management skills, have a commitment to artistry, demonstrate success working in team and collegial environments, actively recruit undergraduate and graduate students, and be able to contribute to the School’s choral music education program. A candidate is sought who can sustain and build on the positive traditions of Penn State’s choral programs and who is committed to diversity, integrity and sensitivity to all students and faculty. In addition, the candidate should have experience in developing and maintaining strong relationships with local, regional and national music communities, including public school teachers, school systems, and professional organizations. To apply, please upload a letter of interest, CV, videos of a choral rehearsal (30-minutes rehearsal and 20-minutes performance with camera focused head-on, uploaded to a private YouTube channel), and contact information for three references. The review of applications will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled. The School of Music at Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, and leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. The School of Music at Penn State is accredited with the National Association of Schools of Music and participates in the Big Ten Academic Alliance. The School offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Visit for more information about our programs. Questions may be directed to Lea Ann Bloom, Assistant to the Director,

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088