Department of Theatre

Graduate Assistant Position Description

University of Northern Iowa

Theatre

Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Singing Techniques for Musical Theatre

Reports to: Eric Lange, CAC 257, 273-6833, eric.lange@uni.edu

 

Terms of Employment:

  • For the fall semester: 10 hours per week, beginning August 22, 2016 and ending December 16, 2016. Does not include the week of Thanksgiving Break.
  • For the spring semester: 10 hours per week, beginning January 9, 2017 and ending May 5, 2017. Does not include the week of Spring Break.

 

Compensation:

  • Half assistantship salary for 2016-17 is $2,500 per semester.
  • Salary is prorated on a weekly basis for late start.
  • Graduate Assistants may qualify for in-state tuition and fees.
  • Graduate Assistants receive University holidays and do not work during Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, or the interims between semesters.

 

Position Description:

  • Teach Theatre 2125: Singing Techniques for Musical Theatre. Structure class to include one weekly seminar session and schedule individual coaching sessions with students in the class.

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in a UNI graduate program. Music/Vocal Performance preferred.
  • Must be enrolled in 9 graduate credits each semester of assistantship.
  • Maintain a Plan GPA of at least 3.00. First semester graduate students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00.
  • B.A. degree in Music: Vocal Performance preferred
  • Specific Qualifications:
    • Familiarity with anatomy of the vocal structure
    • Familiarity with musical theatre canon and appropriate songs/projects for undergraduate students
    • Ability to analyze individual student needs/problems and apply prescriptive exercises as appropriate.

 

Application Process and Deadline: To apply email the completed Application Form for Graduate Assistantship (available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/assistantships) and cover letter expressing interest and related background to Eric Lange, eric.lange@uni.edu.

Applications received by March 30, 2016 will be given preferential consideration.