Color Guard Training Assistant

Stony Brook, NY
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Color Guard Training Assistant-1603838

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Associate Degree. Two years experience working with a color guard, winter guard, drum corps, marching band, pep band, dance team, cheerleading group and/or other college or high school spirit group.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree. One or more years of college or highschool level coaching experience. One or more years of experience working with or in a leadership capacity with a drum corps or winter guard. State teacher certification.

Brief Description of Duties:

The Color Guard Training Assistant is a 10-month hourly position supervised and evaluated by the Director of Athletic Bands, with secondary reporting to the Associate Dean of Students. The Color Guard Training Assistant assists the Director to grow and manage the color guard, which will perform at all home football games and assigned away game(s), and other activities as deemed desirable by the administration. The Color Guard Training Assistant will coordinate practices, choreograph performances, manage recruitment efforts, and monitor uniform and equipment. The Color Guard 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.

Instruction: Assist the Director in teaching basic, intermediate and advanced skills required for performances. This takes place throughout the academic year. The Color Guard Training Assistant will assist in marching band rehearsals and lead color guard sectional rehearsals. The Color Guard 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 color guard. 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 Color Guard Training Assistant is responsible for maintaining, monitoring, inventorying departmental guard equipment and property. This position will also help in inventory and property control/maintenance of non-guard equipment.

Community Outreach & Travel Bands: The Color Guard Training Assistant will support efforts and band performances which involve outreach to the local and regional community.

Other duties as assigned.

Special Notes:

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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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

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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 Schedule varies.Dean of Students-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Apr 17, 2017
Posting End Date: May 1, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: $17.00 per hour
Salary Grade: SL1


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