Director of Choral Activities
Job Details
Mount St. Joseph University - Cincinnati, OH
Full Time
4 Year Degree

Department: Department of Music

Reports to: Dean, School of Arts & Humanities

Status: Exempt

Purpose: The School of Arts & Humanities at Mount St. Joseph University invites applications for a full-time Director of Choral Activities. The position is a staff, 12-month, benefit-eligible position in our Department of Music, and will begin immediately.

The Director of Choral Activities is responsible for all aspects of the choral program, including recruiting and retaining student singers


  • Recruit, develop, and direct the MSJ University Singers and Chamber Singers
  • Develop relationships with area high school choir directors and work with admissions staff to identify and recruit quality singers (majors, minors, and non-majors) to the program
  • Work closely with voice instructor/s to grow vocal studio
  • Direct the choir in on-campus performances for special events such as Baccalaureate, convocations, concerts, etc.
  • Develop and implement on-campus recruitment initiatives
  • Coordinate with Campus Ministry as needed
  • Collaborate with Director of Theatre Arts on vocal/musical theatre productions
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Contributes to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the division; helping others accomplish related job results as and where needed.


Primary Contacts: Office of Admission; Chair, Department of Music; Director of Theatre Arts; VP of Recruitment and Admissions

Supervision Exercised: Supervision of student co-ops as available

Supervision Received: Dean, School of Arts & Humanities; Chair, Department of Music

Education: Bachelors degree

Experience: 3 years of relevant experience

Specialized Training: Proficient in use of Microsoft Office programs (can also include licenses, certificates, drivers license, etc)

Or any combination of education, experience, or training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities


Customer Service:

  • Exhibit a "(list particular customer)/customer first" orientation in providing exceptional service in all responsibilities and interactions demonstrating versatility in handling people and situations
  • Adapt willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and students' (or other customer) needs and expectations; anticipate and identify students' (or other customer) needs
  • Demonstrate an ability to facilitate transition and counsel students towards the realization of full educational potential (can be personalized for position)
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize, appreciate and serve culturally diverse populations, special needs, and others (if applicable)
  • Available to rotate through multiple time frames of service operations
  • Demonstrate an enthusiastic approach to duties and a commitment to liberal arts education (if applicable)


  • Collaborate well with others and help make (Division) staff a cohesive group
  • Communicate, cooperate and collaborate well with others to achieve common office, division or University goals
  • Willingly assists in various responsibilities as appropriate within the (Division) Division and other areas of the college as appropriate as required during high service demand times


  • Develop and nurture an effective, productive, and respectful rapport and working relationship with students, faculty and staff co-workers, and various campus and community constituencies maintaining an appropriate level of professionalism
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a sense of humor, flexibility, and creativity
  • Demonstrate strong written, telephone, and electronic (email and internet) communication skills and strengths in public speaking (if applicable)
  • Communicate information clearly and concisely and listen well to others

Attention to Detail:

  • Maintain a high level of accuracy, consistently reviewing work to detect errors, oversights, or omissions


  • Take immediate and independent action when necessary assuming initiative for creative problem solving
  • Demonstrate creativity and high energy
  • Accomplish tasks with follow through to completion


  • Must possess aptitude for technological development and its implications for appropriate automation of office; proficient in Microsoft Office

Work Environment, Physical Demands:

  • Multiple service hours; computer data input; multiple concurrent tasks with service interruptions; extensive customer contact; strict confidentiality; detailed work.(add other demands as appropriate)

To apply, please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information with three professional references via Paycom.

A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Mount St. Joseph University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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