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The School of Music is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for the highest quality workforce and to recruiting a student body which reflects human diversity, with ample opportunities for under-represented minorities and women. The School embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination. This commitment is both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.

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Current Job Postings

Lecturer of Voice

Department: Arts and Sciences | Music

Columbus Campus | Full Time | R100852

The School of Music at The Ohio State University s seeking a 9-month full-time Lecturer of Voice starting August 15, 2024. This appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding. 

The School of Music is seeking candidates with a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse body of students at both the undergraduate and graduate level and seeks a collaborative colleague with exemplary communication skills, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the University.

The successful candidate will play an important role in enriching the student experience of voice studies at Ohio State through providing teaching and mentorship to students as they pursue a diverse range of academic and professional goals.

In addition to classical singing contexts, candidates should demonstrate performing and teaching expertise within contemporary, commercial, and amplified musical settings which could include popular music, musical theatre, crossover, and jazz. The department values diversity and it is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and inclusive intellectual community. 

Performance Objectives

We seek a colleague who has the capacity to:

  • Effectively teach Applied Voice in both contemporary and classical contexts.
  • Participate in School of Music service activities, attracting and retaining voice students, and faculty governance.
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate voice majors, and provide an emphasis on vocal health.
  • Additional teaching responsibilities may include Class Voice, Voice Pedagogy, or other duties according to the needs of the school, and the abilities and interests of the candidate. Applied Jazz Voice and Applied Voice for Musical Theatre are possible future offerings.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Required — Master of Music required. Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching in higher education, and a record of professional performance experience.
  • Desired — Doctor of Musical Arts preferred. A candidate with a low voice performance disposition is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community in line with Ohio State’s Shared Values.

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS will begin on April 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Michael Ibrahim at Ibrahim.359@osu.edu.


Additional Information

VISIT Ohio State Careers/Lecturer of Voice External Career Site for additional information and application instructions.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Cello

Department: Arts and Sciences | Music

Columbus Campus | Full Time | R96486

The School of Music at The Ohio State University seeks to hire a 9-month non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor of Cello starting August 15, 2024. This appointment is initially for one year, with a possibility of renewal for an additional two years. 

The cello artist will have demonstrated evidence of successful teaching in higher education and a representative record of professional performance experience. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in enriching the student experience of cello studies at Ohio State through providing teaching and mentorship to students as they pursue a diverse range of academic and professional goals. Candidates should demonstrate performance expertise within the standard canon and beyond. The department values diversity and it is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and inclusive intellectual community.  

Performance Objectives

  • Participate in School of Music activities, attracting and retaining cello students, and faculty governance.
  • Maintain a professional profile as a cellist through performances, recordings, publication, presentation, scholarship, and/or research/creative activity. 
  • Engage and lead activity in professional organizations in the field.
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate cello majors.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Required — Master of Music required; Doctor of Musical Arts preferred. We are seeking candidates who, in addition to maintaining an active performance career, will demonstrate potential for a strong creative and scholarly profile, a commitment to engagement with relevant organizations within the string instrument community, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse body of students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The School of Music seeks a collaborative colleague with the ability to contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the Strings Area, the School of Music, and the University.
  • Desired — Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community in line with Ohio State’s Shared Values.


REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS will begin on February 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Juliet White-Smith at white-smith.1@osu.edu .


VISIT Ohio State Careers/Visiting Assistant Professor of Cello External Career Site for additional information and application instructions.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin

Department: Arts and Sciences | Music

Columbus Campus | Full Time | R96494

The School of Music at The Ohio State University seeks to hire a 9-month non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin starting August 15, 2024. This appointment is initially for one year, with a possibility of renewal for an additional two years. 

The violin artist will have demonstrated evidence of successful teaching in higher education and a representative record of professional performance experience. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in enriching the student experience of violin studies at Ohio State through providing teaching and mentorship to students as they pursue a diverse range of academic and professional goals. Candidates should demonstrate performance expertise within the standard canon and beyond. The department values diversity and it is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and inclusive intellectual community.

Performance Objectives

  • Participate in School of Music activities, attracting and retaining violin students, and faculty governance.
  • Maintain a professional profile as a violinist through performances, recordings, publication, presentation, scholarship, and/or research/creative activity. 
  • Engage and lead activity in professional organizations in the field.
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate violinist majors.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Required — Master of Music required; Doctor of Musical Arts preferred. We are seeking candidates who, in addition to maintaining an active performance career, will demonstrate potential for a strong creative and scholarly profile, a commitment to engagement with relevant organizations within the string instrument community, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse body of students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The School of Music seeks a collaborative colleague with the ability to contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the Strings Area, the School of Music, and the University.
  • Desired — Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community in line with Ohio State’s Shared Values.


REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS will begin on February 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Juliet White-Smith at white-smith.1@osu.edu .


VISIT Ohio State Careers/Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin External Career Site for additional information and application instructions.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Music — Director of Opera

Department: Arts and Sciences | Music

Columbus Campus | Full Time | R96219

The School of Music at The Ohio State University seeks to hire a 9-month non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Opera starting August 15, 2024. This appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional two years. The successful candidate will be called upon to teach classes in stage techniques, opera, and opera scenes. The candidate will be expected to adapt and design productions that facilitate a varied array of vocal styles and abilities, and create performance opportunities with links to classical and contemporary music, as well as alternative styles of singing and music. We are seeking a scholar with experience in opera directing, staging, voice coaching, acting coaching  and vocal performance productions.

Performance Objectives

We seek a colleague who has the capacity to:

  • Develop and contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives through their creative work and teaching with other units and institutions on and off campus.
  • Offer innovative approaches to the teaching of opera techniques and musical theater.
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students interested in vocal scene production.
  • Become an active member of the university community through presence and participation in teaching and performance practice.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Required — Master of Music required; Doctor of Musical Arts preferred. We are seeking candidates who, in addition to maintaining an active performance career, is a collaborative colleague with the ability to contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the School of Music and the University.
  • Desired — Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community in line with Ohio State’s Shared Values.


REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS will begin on February 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Russel C. Mikkelson at mikkelson.1@osu.edu .


VISIT Ohio State Careers/Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Opera External Career Site for additional information and application instructions.

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Student Instrument Assistant

Department: Arts and Sciences | Music

Columbus Campus | Part Time/Federal Work Study | R86756

This position is a customer service-oriented position responsible for providing information about the School of Music's Instrument Room policies and over the counter distribution of musical instruments to a diverse clientele. Students will be trained in the proper handling of musical instruments. Job responsibilities include stocking, tracking and maintenance of School of Music instruments.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • The ability to listen carefully and communicate clearly with fellow staff and clientele.
  • Some filing and file referencing required.
  • The ability to occasionally lift large musical instruments such as basses and tubas (30–40 lbs.).
  • Previous experience handling musical instruments preferred but not required. 

Visit Ohio State Student Financial Aid Federal Work Study Job Board for additional information and application instructions.

Note for some reason this position isn't currently showing up in WorkDay. We are working to resolve the issue. Inquire with Savenda Fulton at fulton.82@osu.edu

Student Office Assistant

Department: Arts and Sciences | Music

Columbus Campus | Part Time/Federal Work Study | R72234

The Student Assistant will be responsible for general main office tasks. Tasks include copy/collate/staple materials and sheet music for faculty and musicians; sort and file general office paperwork; and fold, stuff and mail materials to general inquiries. The student will sort any incoming mail and distribute it to graduate students and offices. They will run errands to Key Control and other university offices, answer telephones, take messages, greet visitors, and assist staff members in the main office with various tasks as well as assist with audition preparations and event preparation. The student assistant will also work on special projects and assemble information on local Ohio schools.

Visit Ohio State Student Financial Aid Federal Work Study Job Board for additional information and application instructions.

Student Stage Crew

Department: Arts and Sciences | Music-JM

Columbus Campus | Part Time | R85373

The School of Music, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks Students for the Stage Crew to join our team. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open and inclusive community.

Qualifications — The successful crew member will have excellent communication skills and a strong desire to put forth your best to ensure that our audiences can have the best experiences possible. Training provided but some performance or backstage experience is a plus.

Primary Duties — Work as part of a team to provide technical and stagehand support for all School of Music student, faculty and guest performances and related activities.

Secondary Duties — Provide ensemble rehearsal set-up and strike support of chairs and music stands. Support the School of Music in other general ways as needed.

Experience Preferred — Background with music performance or theater support desired. Additional training opportunities available in live audio, lighting, video production and stage management.

The position involves flexible and varying work hours. Shifts can occur 7 days a week from 7 a.m.–11 p.m. and on some holidays. Employee scheduling is flexible and can be tailored to your schedule and availability on a rolling basis. Crew members can find themselves on stage in front of an audience or livestream broadcast. Lifting of 35 lbs. and climbing ladders can be required. Business-casual black attire is required. No open-toed shoes or sandals during stage calls. 

This position is open for both Federal Work Study and non-work study. Ohio State student (Eligible FWS) or Ohio State student (Non-eligible FWS).

Visit Ohio State Student Financial Aid Job Board for additional information and application instructions.

Questions? Contact Tim Donel, Production Manager.

Student Usher

Department: Arts and Sciences | Music-JM

Columbus Campus | Part Time | R84797

The School of Music, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks Student Ushers to join our team. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open and inclusive community.

Qualifications — The successful usher will have excellent communication skills and a strong desire to put forth your best to ensure that our audiences can have the best experiences possible. Training provided.

Primary Duties — Work as part of a team to provide Front of House support for School of Music student, faculty and guest performances and other public events.

Secondary Duties — Coordinate with Stage Crew on performance schedule. Document and submit estimated attendance along with event report log.

Experience Preferred — Background with music performance or theater support desired but not needed.

The position involves flexible and varying work hours. Shifts can occur 7 days a week and on some holidays. Employee scheduling is flexible and can be tailored to your schedule and availability on a rolling basis. Business-casual black attire is required. No open-toed shoes or sandals during stage calls. 

This position is open for both Federal Work Study and non-work study. Ohio State student (Eligible FWS) or Ohio State student (Non-eligible FWS).

Visit Ohio State Student Financial Aid Job Board for additional information and application instructions.

Questions? Contact Tim Donel, Production Manager