The School of the Arts at Selkirk College is seeking a full-time Bass Instructor to join our Contemporary Music & Technology faculty. Our innovative diploma program is based on the world-renowned Berklee College of Music curriculum and includes individual instruction on guitar, voice, bass, drums, saxophone, violin, and keyboards, as well as a solid grounding in music theory and ear training. The successful applicant will have a record of active performance, participation in the music industry, and a commitment to student success. All instructors teach a range of courses across the core program curriculum and uphold the college’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Location: Nelson, Bristish Columbia
Subdepartment: School of the Arts, Tenth Street
Recruitment Type: Internal / External
Appointment Type: Regular
Desired Start Date: August 1, 2023
Closing Date: April 4, 2023
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The curriculum is based on the most relevant and up-to-date music industry standards with an emphasis on developing practical skills.
The successful applicant will:
- Teach private bass lessons, bass labs, and student ensembles, and provide classroom instruction in a range of courses including but not limited to music theory, arranging, ear training, computer applications to music, recording techniques, and music history.
- Develop and deliver teaching strategies and assessments that meet course learning outcomes.
- Evaluate student progress and provide constructive feedback.
- Develop online resources as needed using the college’s learning management system.
- Contribute to curriculum development to ensure alignment with industry trends, best practices, and innovation.
- Prepare student to follow their own stylistic interests.
- Attend department meetings, student recitals, and community performances.
- Maintain student records, grades, and course outlines while adhering to institutional standards and expectations for professional practice.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
- Professional experience as an electric bassist. Proficiency in acoustic bass is an asset.
- Ability to teach across all aspects of the program curriculum.
- Demonstrated commitment to student success, recruitment, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- Comprehensive understanding of the field from historical, aesthetic, and practical realms.
- Improvisation skills.
- Sight-reading skills.
- A broad musical background that includes all contemporary styles of music including Rock, Pop, Jazz, and R&B.
- Ability to relate with a diversity of students from multiple cultural backgrounds.
- In-depth understanding of Pro Tools is an asset.
- Knowledge of music notation software and music technology is an asset.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills.
- Ability to be a team player and collaborator.
Education and Experience
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Music (Master’s preferred)
- A minimum of three years of experience performing professionally
- A minimum of three years of experience teaching in formal instruction. Teaching at the post-secondary level an asset.
Applicants are required to submit links to audio or video examples of recent performances.
This is a 100% appointment of which 70% is regular ongoing, and 30% is for the short term from August 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024, with the possibility of extension. The full position commences on August 1, 2023. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Selkirk College Faculty Association collective agreement. The salary range is $2,369.08 to $3,806.85 bi‐weekly (at 100% appointment) and is based on qualifications and experience.