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Positions Currently Available at McNally Smith:

Resource Assistant

Job Description:

Reporting to the Resource Center Manager, the Resource Assistant is responsible for helping maintain the equipment and classroom spaces located on the 2nd floor of the main building of McNally Smith College of Music. This includes monitoring use of checkout equipment and instruments, A/V and musical equipment in rooms, maintaining room calendars for classes, and student/staff/faculty rehearsal reservations and campus events. The Resource Assistant primarily works out the Resource Center office and assists students, faculty and staff in room and equipment check-out. Shifts are typically on nights and weekends.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Lead shifts in the Resource Center
  • Maintain existing resources, perform cleaning and maintenance in academic spaces
  • Enforce Campus Resource policies and rules
  • Oversee Resource Center student workers while on shift
  • Fulfill all duties as prescribed by the Resource Center Manager


  • Superior customer service skills
  • Experience with A/V systems setup and troubleshooting
  • Experience with basic instrument setup and maintenance
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products
  • Experience troubleshooting Apple computers and digital audio workstations preferred, but not required

Physical Requirements:

  • The person in this position will constantly operate computers, common office machinery, music instruments, and electronic repair tools
  • The person in this position will frequently troubleshoot audio/visual equipment, and must be able to accurately detect problems in these systems
  • Must be able to regularly move audio/visual equipment from room to room weighing up to 50lbs
  • Must be able to constantly position self as necessary when addressing maintenance issues under desks or behind racks in classrooms


  • Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, August 11



Audio Engineer Instructor (Adjunct) 

The Music Production department at McNally Smith College of Music is seeking a talented, experienced audio professional and educator to teach various audio recording classes for Fall 2015.

The Music Production department is dedicated to equip our students with the necessary tools to be innovative, creative professionals in the audio industry. Our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art recording technology, including two large format SSL Duality consoles. Our faculty comprises a diverse mix of creative professionals who share a collective passion for music, audio production, and education.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Considerable professional experience in:
    • Audio Recording in various recording studio environments
    • Audio Mixing for Music
    • MIDI Programming
    • Digital and Analog Recording Technology
    • Surround Mixing
  • Collaborative working style
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to relate and engage students in the learning process
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Teaching experience preferred

Application Deadline:

  • Applications will be accepted through Friday, August 7th



Vocal Instructor (Adjunct)

Job Description:

McNally Smith College of Music invites applications for an adjunct (part-time) faculty position in the Voice Department. The successful candidate will be a motivated, creative educator who is committed to excellence in teaching, has a demonstrated record of successful collaboration, and who enjoys working in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Primary teaching responsibilities will include: teaching private major and non-major voice lessons. The number of adjunct instructors hired and the number of assigned teaching hours varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department. Initial appointment to begin September 9th, 2015.


Primary teaching responsibilities includes teaching private major and non-major voice lessons; but, may also include supporting tasks such as auditioning prospective students, accompanying students in department recitals and adjudicating juries and recital hearings.


  • Significant current and past experience as a professional vocalist
  • Well-developed understanding of contemporary and classical voice technique and physiology
  • Significant (at least 3 years preferred) private lesson teaching experience
  • Demonstrated comfort level with the use of technology in and out of the classroom
  • Bachelors degree in voice (Masters preferred) or equivalent teaching experience
  • The ability and sensibility to learn and contribute to the curriculum in the Voice Department
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


Priority consideration will be given to applications received by July 22nd.


Click the link below to access our online application, and make sure to include the following materials (addressed to Charlie Christenson, Head, Voice Department, McNally Smith College of Music):

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume or CV
  • Names and contact information for at least 3 references
  • Links to websites or online resources with at least three 3 examples of your work