Percussion Training Assistant
Percussion Training Assistant-1700408
Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's degree. Two years of experience with a drumline, drum corp, marching band, pep band, concert band, jazz band, or equivalent.
Bachelor's degree or higher in Music, Music Performance, Music Education, Education, or related discipline. Experience directing or assisting in the direction, recruitment and/or development of a marching band or equivalent at the college or secondary school level.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Percussion Training Assistant is a 10-month hourly position supervised and evaluated by the Director of Athletic Bands, with secondary reporting to the Assistant Dean of Students. The incumbent assists the Director in the development and management of the marching band drumline, which performs at all home football games, away games, parades, home women and men basketball games and other activities as deemed desirable by the administration. The Percussion Training Assistant will coordinate practices and performances, manage recruitment efforts, and maintain equipment for a 25-30 member drumline. The Percussion Training Assistant plays key roles in supporting a large and visible section of the marching band with special instructional and performance needs. The Percussion Training Assistant also supports important aspects of the administrative operation of the band and serves as part of the staff which helps to supervise and manage the large 200+ member athletic bands program. The selected candidate will have strong communication, interpersonal, organizational and logistical management skills.
The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
Instruction: Assist the Director in teaching all basic, intermediate and advanced skills required for performances. The teaching of these skills will take place throughout the academic year. The Percussion Training Assistant will assist in marching band rehearsals and lead drum line sectional rehearsals. The Percussion Training Assistant participates in Band Camp and will assist the Director in the sound execution of performances.
Recruitment: This position will assist the Director of Athletic Bands in developing and leading the recruitment effort for new members of the drumline. This is to include but not limited to identifying interested students through the use of creative marketing strategies and publications that publicize and showcase the group, organizing and hosting student information sessions, establishing and maintaining communication with prospects.
Equipment: The Percussion Training Assistant is responsible for maintaining, monitoring, inventorying departmental percussion equipment and property. This position will also help in inventory and property control/maintenance of non-percussion equipment.
Community Outreach & Travel Bands: The Percussion Training Assistant will support efforts and band performances which involve outreach to the local and regional community. The Percussion Training Assistant may assist with efforts and band performances which involve travel to NCAA post-season games and tournaments. This may include assisting in the selection of student performers, working with tournament officials and producers, and helping to coordinate travel plan.
Administrative: The Percussion Training Assistant supports a range of administrative duties as assigned by the Director of Athletic Bands and Interim Associate Dean of Students.
Other duties or projects as assigned
This is a part time appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for overtime provisions of the FLSA. Night and weekend work will be required.
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Official Job Title: Instructional Support Assistant
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Dean of Students-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Part-time Variable Monday evenings, Friday afternoons/evenings, Saturday games and performancesDean of Students-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Mar 15, 2017
Posting End Date: Mar 29, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: $17.00 per hour
Salary Grade: SL1