McNally Smith College of Music

Careers at McNally Smith

Positions Currently Available at McNally Smith:


McNally Smith College of Music seeks a creative, technologically adept, service-oriented individual for the role of Librarian in the Library and Learning Commons. This position is 32 hours/week with benefits and is ideal for a self-directed, detail-oriented librarian interested in working in a variety of areas within a very small academic library. Reporting to the Head Librarian, this position offers the unique opportunity to work as part of a two-person team. The Librarian must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, an interest in instructing others in new technologies, and up-to-date knowledge about the rapidly changing digital environment.

The Librarian’s roles and responsibilities include:

  • E-resources – Oversees, maintains and integrates the library’s website and e-resources. Works with Head Librarian to create innovative face-to-face instructional programming and online tutorials in support of a college-wide digital literacy initiative. Assesses and makes recommendations on the changing technological needs of the library and the systems it supports.
  • Cataloging – Conducts all copy and original cataloging for the library, using AACR2 cataloging formatand LCSH and LC Classification systems and prepares materials for circulation.
  • Circulation – Serves as head of circulation services. Oversees and troubleshoots library’s information management system. Manages patron records and fines. Maintains course reserve materials. Shares daily circulation responsibilities with Head Librarian and student workers.
  • Supervises student workers – Oversees hiring, training, scheduling and management of student workers at the circulation desk. On call weeknights and weekends to answer student worker questions by phone or cover student worker shifts in emergency situations.
  • Collection development – Develops and maintains library’s small serials collection.  Works with Head Librarian on developing a diverse and distinct physical and electronic collection of resources that supports and augments the needs of the academic programs
  • Library maintenance – Oversees organization of library’s physical collection and maintains library equipment and supplies.
  • Other responsibilities shared with the Head Librarian include creating special programming and displays and generating statistical reports

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Supervisory experience
  • Project management experience
  • Cataloging experience
  • Some experience in management and maintenance of library information systems and providing technical support to patrons
  • Basic knowledge of HTML

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to move and/or lift materials up to 25 pounds
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, bend, kneel, crawl, reach, climb, balance, and sit
  • Ability to operate a keyboard at efficient speed and typical office equipment, including computer hardware and copy machine

Starts: Mid-December 2014


  • Applications must be received no later than November 9, 2014

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Adjunct Natural Science Instructor

McNally Smith College of Music is hiring an Adjunct Natural Science Instructor to teach a lower division course in natural sciences (non-lab).  This position will begin in the Fall 2015 semester, with a possibility of teaching a special topics course in the Summer 2015 semester.

McNally Smith currently offers general education and natural science courses in anatomy/physiology, acoustics, and human evolution.  We would like to expand the science offerings beyond these three fields.


  • Teach a lower division course in natural sciences (non-lab)
  • Candidate should enjoy relating to creative artists within the context of a  scientific course.


Work Experience:

  • 3+ years of college level teaching experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Availability for instruction during daytime or evening hours
  • Positive attitude


  • Master’s or doctorate degree in related field

This position reports to the Liberal Arts Department Head.


  • Applications must be received no later than October 24, 2014

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Adjunct Media Composition Instructor

The Composition and Songwriting Program at McNally Smith College of Music is seeking a qualified Adjunct Media Composition Instructor.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:


  • 7+ years working as a professional composer for various media such as film, television, video games, commercials, musical theater, etc.
  • Some music teaching experience preferred


  • Command of traditional compositional form
  • Command of effective melody writing
  • Understanding of functional harmonic analysis
  • Command of tonal theory
  • Command of secondary dominants, substitute dominants, diatonic substitutions and reharmonization techniques
  • Familiarity with 20th Century techniques such as serialism, minimalism, pitch class sets, music concrete and aleatoric techniques
  • Command of modal writing
  • Understanding of symphonic orchestration and contemporary arranging techniques
  • Command of modulatory techniques
  • Ability to notate and read music
  • Experience creating and producing music with digital sequencers (Logic preferred), virtual instruments and audio “sweetening” (overdubs) at a professional level
  • Experience using notation programs such as Sibelius or Finale


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Composition preferred


  • Industry recognition in the form of any awards preferred

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Adjunct Voice Instructor

McNally Smith College of Music and the Voice Department seeks Adjunct (Part-time) Voice Instructor for its BM/AAS Voice Performance Degree Program.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:


  • 5+ years working as a professional vocalist in the field of popular music
  • 3+ years of music/voice teaching experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Availability for instruction during normal business hours (9 AM – 5 PM)
  • Positive attitude


  • Mastery of contemporary vocal technique
  • Mastery of music theory and ear training
  • Mastery of musical interpretation and styles
  • Ability to notate music
  • Ability to read music
  • Ability to accompany students in private lessons
  • Basic music production skills (audio and MIDI) (preferred but not mandatory)
  • Songwriting/composition/arranging skills (preferred but not mandatory)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music
  • Master’s Degree in Music (preferred but not mandatory)


  • Industry recognition in the form of any awards or notable performances (preferred but not mandatory)

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