Employment Opportunities

Career Opportunities in the College of Fine Arts

Employment at the College of Fine Arts offers the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and artistic environment.

Join us in the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts at Howard University, a premier, comprehensive, research university in Washington, D.C. If you are interested in being surrounded by people whose innovative ideas and undying commitment are shaping tomorrow’s young artist scholars, we invite you to apply for the positions listed below. 

Howard University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability. Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities, equal employment opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Chief Human Resources Officer at (202) 806-1280.

Department of Music - Piano Care and Inventory Manager

BASIC FUNCTION:                             

The Piano Care and Inventory Manager executes tuning, regulation, voicing, repairs, action refurbishing, preventative maintenance, and other duties to maintain the fleet of Howard University Department of Music’s piano inventory at an optimal level located in the classroom, teaching studio, band room, and practice room. Additionally, the manager will perform concert level tunings voicing, maintenance, and repairs on the recital hall, auditorium pianos, and other locations on the campus. The Manager will maintain accurate computerized records of the university piano inventory including service history.

SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY:    

Typically, little, if any, supervision of others is required. The job may require irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers and/or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. The amount of time spent on directing the work of others is normally a small portion of total work time. Incumbents typically work with general direction and supervision received from the Department Chairperson.

NATURE AND SCOPE:                       

Internal contacts include administrators, faculty, students and staff of the department and the University at large. External contacts include consultants, vendors, representatives from other colleges and universities, visitors and the general public.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:      

Tuning, optimal maintenance scheduled, long-term care, oversight and general repairs of piano inventory of Howard University

Maintains tuning and maintenance schedule for university piano inventory

Maintain records and provides expertise regarding the effects of humidity and temperature changes on the piano inventory

Prepares concert hall pianos for all performances on a regular schedule

Consults with piano faculty and Department Chair regarding receiving piano donations and piano purchases

Schedules and supervises piano moves

Schedules and coordinates piano rentals

Executes and supervises orders for piano supplies

Consults with piano faculty, Department Chair, and Dean of the College of Fine Arts regarding the piano renewal initiative

Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.

Performs related duties as assigned

CORE COMPETENCIES:                     

Effective verbal and written communication skills are required.  Effective interpersonal, collaborative, and customer service skills are required. Computer skill required for inventory maintenance, and communication with vendors, faculty, and administrators.

Other: Evening and weekend work is required due to concert and event scheduling.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:               

Bachelor’s degree and/or five (5) years of related experience preferred. Five (5) years’ experience in tuning, regulating, maintenance, and repair of grand and upright pianos. Five (5) years experience with concert level tuning. Piano Technicians Guild RPT Certification.

Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

To apply, please submit the following.

  • Letter addressing the listed qualifications and a statement regarding any personal alignment with the mission of Howard University
  • CV/Resume
  • Three letters of Recommendation emailed directly from the recommenders to Dr. Chinyerem Ohia, Interim Chair of the Department of Music with the following SUBJECT HEADING:  Letter of Recommendation - [CANDIDATE’S NAME]
  • Links to audio recordings, online websites, photos, video and/or representations of the applicants career and body of work

Send your letter of application, CV, and links to:

Dr. Chinyerem Ohia, Chair                         

cohia@howard.edu

SUBJECT: Piano Care and Inventory Manager - [NAME]

 

Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

Department of Theatre Arts - Lecturer, Dance

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Department of Theatre Arts at Howard University invites applications for a part-time non-tenure track faculty position in the nationally renowned Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Dance Arts program. This is a part-time, one-year appointment for AY 2022-23. The position will work with the faculty of the Dance Arts Program, and faculty in the other four concentrations, to continue to build on the Program's many strengths for the training of aesthetic cultural activists in the broad fields of Theatre Arts.

As a historically Black private university committed to developing distinguished, historically aware, and compassionate graduates we seek an artist/educator with experience that will support our diverse student body and increase the incorporation of inclusive and forward-moving andragogies in our classrooms.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate success in teaching and guiding theatre students, proficiency in the arts and crafts of musical theatre, relevant professional work in the field, scholarly contributions to the discipline, and a commitment to Howard University’s mission to create theatre leaders capable of driving change and solving problems for humanity through their involvement in the arts and culture industries of the world. The ideal candidate will also have a passion for remaining current in the field regarding evolving styles, techniques, technologies, scholarship and andragogy of dance.

SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY:

Involves no responsibility or authority for the direction of others.

NATURE AND SCOPE:

Internal contacts include administrators, faculty, students and staff of the department and the University at large, when relevant. External contacts include the general public.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Duties primarily include teaching dance arts students:

Contemporary Dance Trends I & II (fall & spring) – This class exposes students to relevant resources available to dance professionals and pertinent trends in contemporary dance with respect to representation (agents, management), contracts, dance scholarship, networking, and 21st century aesthetic trends. This class, requires synergy with the management experience students receive in the Kankouran Dance Conference, the HU Summer Dance Intensive, the Summer Internship, and the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference.

This class meets on Wednesdays from 2:10pm – 4:00pm.

Dance Composition II (fall) - This class explores exploratory principles for composing dances and offers a continued practical opportunity to develop and manipulate movement phrases using a variety of compositional forms. Students produce a final piece presented at the end of the term for an audience.

This class meets on Wednesdays from 4:10pm – 6:00pm.

Dance Internship (fall) – The course is designed to provide onsite instruction and supplemental learning experience in practical and administrative aspects of the dance organizations, specifically professional companies, local dance studios, local schools, and/or professional artists.

This class meets at times to be determined.

Methods of Teaching (spring) – This course is designed to support senior dance majors in learning the instructional practices in the field of dance education.

This class meets on Fridays from 2:10pm – 3:30pm.

The per-semester salary for this position offers $25,000.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. 

Effective interpersonal, collaborative, and customer service skills are required.

Effective pedagogical skills.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

MFA in Dance or related discipline completed by date of employment. Teaching experience at the university/college level. Experience as a professional dancer and/or choreographer contracted to work for major national - or International - dance companies, on the professional concert stage, and/or for Broadway theatre productions.


To apply, please submit the following:

• Letter addressing the listed qualifications, andragogical philosophy and a statement regarding any personal alignment with the mission of Howard University

• Curriculum vitae

• Acting Resume

• Three letters of Recommendation emailed directly from the recommenders to Prof. Nikkole Salter, Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts with the following SUBJECT HEADING: Letter of Recommendation - [CANDIDATE’S NAME]

• Links to online websites, video and/or audio recordings representative of the applicant’s career and body of work

 

Send your letter of application, CV, and links to:

Prof. Nikkole Salter, Chair nikkole.salter@howard.edu

cc: Prof. Royce Zackery

royce.zackery@howard.edu

SUBJECT: Adjunct Lecturer of Dance Arts - [NAME]

 

Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

Department of Theatre Arts - Lecturer, Theatre Design, Technology & Stage Management

BASIC FUNCTION:                             

The Department of Theatre Arts at Howard University invites applications for a part-time non-tenure track faculty position in the nationally renowned Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Theatre Design, Technology & Stage Management (TDTSM) program. This is a part time, one-year appointment for AY 2022-23. The position will work with the faculty of the TDTSM Program, and faculty in the other four concentrations, to continue to build on the Program's many strengths for the training of aesthetic cultural activists in the broad fields of Theatre Arts.

As a historically Black private university committed to developing distinguished, historically aware, and compassionate graduates we seek an artist/educator with experience that will support our diverse student body and increase the incorporation of inclusive and forward-moving andragogies in our classrooms.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate success in teaching and guiding theatre students, proficiency in the art and craft of theatre design or stage management, relevant professional work in the field, scholarly contributions to the discipline and a commitment to Howard University’s mission to create theatre leaders capable of driving change and solving problems for humanity through their involvement in the arts and culture industries of the world. The ideal candidate will also have a passion for remaining current in the field with regard to evolving styles, techniques, technologies, scholarship and andragogy in Dance.

SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY:

Involves no responsibility or authority for the direction of others.

NATURE AND SCOPE:

Internal contacts include administrators, faculty, students and staff of the department and the University at large, when relevant. External contacts include the general public.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Duties primarily include teaching design technology and stage management students:

Stage Management I & II (fall & spring) - a lecture course that explores the methods and principles used to organize and supervise the performance personnel and production crews from the pre-audition period through the post-production meetings; and teaches a basic understanding of all the responsibilities of an efficient stage Page 1 of 2 manager and how to best satisfy the needs of all the production personnel.

This class meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:10am – 11:00am.

The per-semester salary for this position is in the $8,000-$10,000 range.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. 

Effective interpersonal, collaborative, and customer service skills are required.

Effective pedagogical skills.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

MFA in Theatre Design, Stage Management or related disciplines completed by date of employment. Teaching experience at the university/college level. Experience as a professional Designer and/or Stage Manager contracted to work for Broadway, major regional - or renowned International - theatre productions.
 

To apply, please submit the following

• Letter addressing the listed qualifications, andragogical philosophy and a statement regarding any personal alignment with the mission of Howard University

• Curriculum vitae

• Design/Stage Management Resume

• Three letters of Recommendation emailed directly from the recommenders to Prof. Nikkole Salter, Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts with the following SUBJECT HEADING: Letter of Recommendation - [CANDIDATE’S NAME]

• Links to online websites, video and/or audio recordings representative of the applicant’s career and body of work

 

Send your letter of application, CV, and links to:

Prof. Nikkole Salter, Chair

nikkole.salter@howard.edu

 

cc: Prof. Anthony Gomes

anthony.gomes@howard.edu

 

SUBJECT: Adjunct Lecturer of TDTSM - [NAME]

 

Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.