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OPS Instructor of Musical Theatre Voice and Theatre

Apply now Job no: 494869
Work type: Temporary
Location: Pensacola - Main Campus
Categories: Temporary, Theatre

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). E-Verify is required for employment. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law. 

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Position Title (Classification Title):  OPS Instructor of Musical Theatre Voice and Theatre, Instructor
Working Title:  Musical Theatre Instructor
Job Summary: This OPS Instructor 9-month, non-tenure track position would help teach in the BFA track in Musical Theatre and Acting. Responsibilities include teaching Musical Theatre Voice, Musical Theatre Studio, Acting, and Theatre courses. Other possibilities include directing and musical direction.
Department Theatre
FLSA: Exempt
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field of specialization or equivalent qualifications based on professional experience and otherwise qualified to perform assigned duties.
Position Qualifications: • MFA in Acting, Direction, Theatre or related discipline, or PHD in Vocal Pedagogy
• Extensive knowledge of Musical Theatre Vocal Repertoire and Styles
• Advanced training as an actor, director, or musical theatre artist
• Record of professional experience performing in and/or directing musicals/opera.
• Evidence of effective college level teaching at a nationally accredited institution or conservatory.

Preferred Qualifications • Talented teacher/artist grounded in truth and embodied acting techniques
• Training in musical techniques
• Piano Skills
• Excellence in interpersonal communication and collaboration
• Active professional creative work and industry connection.
• Ability to teach Theatre History or Musical Theatre History
• Ability to teach in another area of theatre than voice.
Essential Functions / Job Duties:
  • 35% - Lecture classes - (Essential)
  • 50% - Voice lessons labs (private voice lessons) - (Essential)
  • 15% - Voice Lesson class - (Essential)
Physical Demands:
  • Physical Requirements: No unusual physical requirement. Requires no heavy lifting and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.
  • Impact of Deadlines: Routine deadlines. Usually sufficient lead time. Variance in work volume, seasonal, and predictable. Priorities can be anticipated. Some interruptions are present. Involves occasional exposure to demands/pressures from persons other than immediate sup.
  • Standing: Occasionally
  • Walking: Occasionally
  • Sitting: Occasionally
  • Reaching with hands and arms: Occasionally
  • Climbing or balancing: Never
  • Stooping: Never
  • Use of hands to handle objects: Occasionally
  • Lifting up to 10lbs: Never
  • Lifting up to 25lbs: Never
  • Lifting over 25lbs: Never
  • Talking as express or exchange of ideas verbally: Daily
  • Hearing as perceive sound by ear: Daily
  • Vision as distinguish colors & depth: Never
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job:

This position requires a criminal background screen.

Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours 8 am to 5 pm
Contract Period 9 month
FTE Full-time
Salary Range 45,000 -50,000
Pay Basis Annually
Preferred Response Date: 05/15/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: Applicants are required to attach a cv/professional theatre resume, letter of interest, teaching philosophy and contact information for three references. *References will be contacted upon submission of this application. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

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