Department of Theatre

Graduate Assistant Position Description

University of Northern Iowa


Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Singing Techniques for Musical Theatre

Reports to: Eric Lange, CAC 257, 273-6833,


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.



  • 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.



  • 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 and cover letter expressing interest and related background to Eric Lange,

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