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Job Summary

Wilberforce University invites applicants for the position: Director of University Choirs. The preferred candidate must demonstrate familiarity with Black spirituals as defined by the HBCU “Jubilee” tradition. Must also have familiarity with key collegiate hymns. In addition, the Director must demonstrate familiarity with African-American spirituals, as well as an understanding of the AME church tradition.  This appointment works a 12 month schedule. Faculty rank, based on experience and academic credentials, is negotiable.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Preferred candidate will be responsible for organizing and managing the following groups: The University Choir, the University Gospel Choir, and the Male Chorus.
  • Individual will be responsible for scheduling concerts, managing the choirs budgets and making travel arrangements when the choir(s) tours.
  • Duties will include student recruitment, and student academic advising.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • The preferred candidate must hold a minimum of a masters degree in Music, or Music Education (with a Ph.D/Ed.D.. in Music, preferred) at the time of the appointment.
  • Must have proficiency in reading music and playing a piano, or organ.

Please submit the following for consideration:

A cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts are due at time of hire) to in one email. Documents must be saved in .pdf format with your name and job title in the document name. Other formats cannot be processed.

Wilberforce University

Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private, coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.

Wilberforce awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. The University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, a community readily accessible to the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan centers’ social, professional and cultural amenities and airports.

Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply:

To apply for the Director of University Choirs position, use the “Quick Apply/Submit Resume” button below to submit your information,  cover letter and resume to the Wilberforce University Department of Administration and Human Resources.

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