Director of the UCT Opera School (Permanent)

University of Cape Town - South African College of Music - Faculty of Humanities

(Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer Levels)

As one of the largest and most diversified tertiary music institutions in South Africa, the South African College of Music pursues a wide range of musical activities. Besides the flourishing opera school, there is a strong practical tradition in the field of Western classical performance, Jazz, African and World music, as well as departments in musicology, composition, music education and music technology.

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer in Opera as the Director of the UCT Opera School with a track record in teaching and performance. The successful applicant will form part of a team of vocal lecturers and vocal coaches dedicated to the teaching of all aspects of the theory and practice of operatic performance at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Requirements:

At Senior Lecturer level

  • Appropriate qualification (equivalent to BMus) and experience providing academic and intellectual leadership in the field of opera.
  • Experience in the professional production of musico-dramatic stage works at national level, either in conducting or directing.

At Associate Professor level

  • Appropriate qualification (equivalent to MMus) and experience providing academic and intellectual leadership in the field of opera.
  • Experience in the professional production of musico-dramatic stage works at national and international level, either in conducting or directing.

At both levels

  • A comprehensive knowledge of opera in general, ranging from early to contemporary works.
  • The ability to stimulate interest in new South African opera in performers, composers and audience.
  • Strong administrative skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate theoretical and practical courses in the field of operatic performance;
  • Running of rehearsals and performances for the productions of the UCT Opera School;
  • Vocal coaching;
  • Fundraising activities for the UCT Opera School.
  • Administrative duties.

The respective annual remuneration packages, including benefits, for 2017 are as follows:

  • Senior Lecturer :                   R 728 441
  • Associate Professor:            R 859 554

Kindly indicate the level at which you are applying. Appointment will take place in alignment with the Faculty’s expectations for performance at each rank.

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to recruitment02@uct.ac.za:

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Telephone:                 021 650 5764              Website:         www.humanities.uct.ac.za  / www.sacm@uct.ac.za

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at http://www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/eepolicy.pdf.

UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

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