Delaware State University
Vacancy Announcement - Director of Bands
Department of Mass Communications, Visual and Performing
Apply online at www.desu.edu
Applications will be accepted until position is filled
General Description of the Position
Director of Bands is responsible for the administration of the
total band program which includes but not limited to scheduling and
organization of all band performances and rehearsals, coordination
of travel, fundraising, supervising, advising & mentoring of band
members along with monitoring the members academically and
The following are the functions essential to performing this
Ability to develop and maintain a strong instrumental program
that includes marching, symphonic, jazz, pep bands and small
Ability to chart halftime shows and arrange a variety of band
Maintain an active recruitment program of outstanding students
for the university.
Teach band courses.
- Supervise Assistant Director(s) and Band Staff.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The candidate must possess the following skills and abilities to
perform essential functions with or without reasonable
- Experience as either a Director of Bands or Assistant Director
of Bands is required.
- Master's degree in Music and/or related field is required but a
Doctorate degree is preferred.
- At least (3) years' experience at the University level in
instrumental mustic or (10) years' experience in middle or
secondary level shools.
Interested candidates must complete an online application for
Note: The University reserves the right to change or reassign
job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements. Direct
deposit of paycheck is a condition of employment.
Delaware State University is an equal opportunity employer and
does not discriminate because of race, creed, national or ethnic
origin, sex, or disability.