The Opportunity

Dartmouth, NS
Education and Training
Competition Number: 2425-174

Faculty - Music Arts

Ivany Campus

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

School of Business and Creative Industries
Continuing Full-time Position: Commencing approximately August 15, 2024.
Application deadline is 11:59PM, July 18, 2024
Competition No. 2425-174

The salary scale for NSCC Faculty is based on twelve steps that range from $69,076.84 - $100,218.74. New Faculty may receive up to a maximum of five steps for relevant occupational experience and may receive up to an additional four steps for full-time equivalent years of instructional experience (instructional experience is defined as teaching post-secondary). The maximum a new Faculty can expect to receive is nine steps or $93,606.33.

What you'll do


As a member of the School of Business and Creative Industries faculty team, you will:

  • Provide theoretical and practical instruction, support and evaluation in the Music Arts program to students working as part of a team.
  • Provide theoretical and practical instruction on history and best practices in the field.
  • This position may involve different delivery modalities (e.g. in-class, online, blended online/in-class), off-site instruction and alternate work hours such as weekends and evenings).
  • Collaboratively design and deliver educational experiences for a diverse group of learners. This will include preparation, instruction, assessment, and evaluation of students using a broad range of flexible teaching and learning practices and technologies such as Learning Management Systems (e.g., Brightspace) and classroom technology.
  • Ensure health and safety practices and procedures are followed in your classroom, shops, and labs.
  • Maintain currency with the latest industry practices relevant to your program and to continually develop your understanding of 21st century teaching and learning practices. This position may involve different delivery modalities (e.g., in-class, online, blended online/in-class), off-site instruction and alternate work hours such as weekends and evenings.
  • Related duties include but are not limited to academic and career advisement, participating on committees, program marketing, curriculum revision/development through collaborative practice within faculty working groups, supporting, and monitoring work placements, liaising with business and industry, representing the College as required and upholding NSCC policies and procedures.

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a degree or diploma from an accredited university or college in contemporary music performance.
  • You have a minimum of five years (full time equivalent) of recent and related occupational experience in the professional music industry, this includes experience performing professionally, teaching and conducting music, community music building and arranging music for large and small ensembles.
  • You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in reading music, teaching music reading and using professional notation software (Sibelius, Musescore or Finale). You are able to transcribe recorded music and assist students with transcription assignments. You have a working knowledge of most small ensemble instruments.
  • You are proficient in arranging for horns, strings and choir in large and small ensembles.
  • Experience teaching, leading and conducting large and small ensembles would be considered an asset.
  • Experience in studio recording would be considered an asset.
  • Video recording and editing experience would be an asset.
  • Professional performing experience would be considered an asset.
  • Proficient keyboard skills.
  • Music promotion knowledge would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of the Halifax music scene would be considered an asset.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite and E-mail.
  • You have demonstrated experience liaising with business and industry in your field.
  • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology in support of an exceptional student experience.
  • Ideally, you have related experience in delivery of educational programs or training to adults.
  • Occupational experience that includes experience in providing performance feedback will be considered an asset.
  • You have knowledge and experience in applying WHMIS, Occupational Health and Safety and occupation-specific safety practices.
  • You are comfortable using multi-media technologies and a variety of platforms that will serve to engage students in online and blended learning capacities. The ability to teach effectively in an online/blended environment which includes building knowledge of best practices for the delivery and management of courses delivered whole or in part online, using a course management system to communicate with students and to foster and support a collaborative online learning community with and between students will be an important factor in your success. Candidates who do not have previous online/blended teaching experience must be open to and willing to participate in training for this delivery model.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:

  • You demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism.
  • You possess excellent presentation skills and can facilitate content effectively and engagingly to a variety of audiences.
  • You are known for your superior interpersonal skills and can manage interpersonal relationships and issues effectively.
  • Your superb team building skills will enable you to develop a positive classroom dynamic and productive collegial relationships.
  • Your commitment to excellence, to life-long learning and to community involvement make you an ideal candidate for Faculty at NSCC.

A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Community College

We value Diversity and Inclusion

The College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, Black/African Nova Scotians, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing the online questionnaire within the application.

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Are you interested?

Work With Us

As a condition of employment, Faculty at NSCC must complete an adult education program delivered by NSCC. This adult education program is a significant investment on the part of NSCC in the learning and development of new employees. To achieve regular status; all probationary, full or part-time Faculty of the College must successfully complete the program within their probationary period. Term full-time Faculty whose term appointment is twelve or more months are also required to participate in this program.

Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Sarah Curwin, HR Generalist at [email protected]. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.