Berklee College of Music

Berklee is the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs at its campuses in Boston, Massachusetts and Valencia, Spain, and through its award-winning distance learning program, Berklee Online. Dedicated to nurturing the creative and career potential of the world’s most inspired artists, Berklee’s commitment to arts education is reflected in the work of its students, faculty, and alumni—hundreds of whom have been recognized with Grammy, Tony, Oscar, and Emmy awards.


Berklee College of Music Boston, MA, USA
Mar 22, 2020
Full time
Berklee College of Music is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Chair of the Professional Music Department. As one of the largest majors at the College, Professional Music is an established program that offers a “design-your-own major/entrepreneurial approach” for students. The Department works closely with students to individualize their undergraduate program of study to be directly aligned with career goals. Further, the Department offers innovative instruction, regularly engages with music industry professionals, sponsors visiting artists and annual events, oversees Berklee Revelation Records (a student-run initiative) and provides opportunities for experiential learning. The Assistant Chair will serve as an academic and administrative leader of the Department—working under the direction and supervision of the Chair. This is a 12-month administrative position with a renewable contract. The Assistant Chair will be an experienced administrator and teacher with professional experience in music-related career environments. S/he will have evidence of industry engagement, strong leadership qualities, and managerial and organizational skills. S/he will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of constituencies on- and off-campus. The ideal candidate will be forward thinking and possess a commitment to the education of students. RESPONSIBILITIES ● Represent the Professional Music Department as an administrative leader on- and off-campus ● Advance the student experience and the work of the Department, Division, and College ● Provide intensive advising for students in the Professional Music Major ● Contribute to curriculum development, review, and management ● Assist with faculty and staff hires, development, mentoring, and evaluation ● Assist with the development of class schedules and teaching assignments for faculty ● Advance Departmental goals ● Assist with the management of Department budgets ● Serve on Department, Division, and College committees ● Facilitate Department-sponsored guest artists and events ● Teach a minimum of one course per fall/spring semester ● Maintain professional engagement ● Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS ● Bachelors degree required (interdisciplinary, arts, or entrepreneurship focus are a plus); Advanced degrees, preferred ● A record of administrative experience in higher education—including curriculum development and student advising, preferably in a music context ● College or university teaching experience ● Professional experience in music/music industry environments, preferably in contemporary music such as K-Pop, J-Pop, or World Music ● A record of professional engagement and ability to establish and maintain relationships with music industry constituencies, organizations, and academic partners ● Strong command of technology to support administrative tasks ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills ● Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the education of professional music students START DATE The start date for the position is June 2020 >>> Click on Apply Now to be taken to the application page.