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Director of Bands

Company: Delaware State University
Location: Dover
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Delaware State University

Vacancy Announcement - Director of Bands

Department of Mass Communications, Visual and Performing Arts

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 socially.

Essential Functions

The following are the functions essential to performing this job:

  • Ability to develop and maintain a strong instrumental program that includes marching, symphonic, jazz, pep bands and small ensembles.

  • Ability to chart halftime shows and arrange a variety of band styles.

  • 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 accommodations:

  • Show evidence of arranging for marching band by supplying at least 3 scores for arrangements you have done.

  • Show evidence of knowledge of drills by supplying at least 3 charts of marching band field drills you have designed along with a video of those field shows.

Qualification Standards

  • 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 full consideration.

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.

Keywords: Delaware State University, Wilmington , Director of Bands, Other , Dover, Delaware

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