Duke University

United States

July 15, 2021



Requisition Number:: 126948

Date: Jun 15, 2021


Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area: UNIVERSITY

Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America's leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Occupational Summary

Violin and Viola teacher for elementary, middle and high school students in the String School, a pre-collegiate program administered by the Music Department.

Work Performed

  • Work closely with students of varying levels of ability, from beginning to advanced levels of playing.
  • Teach and select scales, etudes, and pieces for private students as well as chamber groups at an appropriate pace for students' level of ability.
  • Be able to lead violin and intermediate level orchestra ensembles and manage webpage for any assigned ensembles.
  • Prepare students for solo recitals, ensemble rehearsals and concerts.
  • Coordinate with other String School teachers, parents, volunteers, students, and the Director.
  • Attend monthly String School teacher meetings and DUSS concerts.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Violin or Viola Performance, or Music Education.

    Experience with both Suzuki and Traditional pedagogical methods, with a preference for the pedagogical methods outlined on StringPedagogy.com developed by Mimi Zweig. Experience conducting intermediate level orchestras preferred.

    Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

    Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

    Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

    Nearest Major Market: Durham Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh