Interim Assistant Director of Bands / Director of Athletic Bands

Lexington, KY
Jun 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Kentucky is seeking an Interim Assistant Director of Bands / Director of Athletic Bands to help expand and maintain the prominence of a nationally recognized and highly visible university band program. The Interim Assistant Director of Bands will serve as Director of the University of Kentucky "Wildcat Marching Band" and will lead a large, vibrant, and highly successful major university athletic band program through successful recruitment, teaching, administration, and leadership. The Interim Assistant Director of Bands will also conduct the University Concert Band and oversee all UK Pep Band activities.

Duties will also include working directly with the Director of Bands, Associate Director of Bands, Graduate Teaching Assistants, UK Bands Support Staff, UK Athletics, and other faculty and staff members in the UK School of Music. Additional teaching assignments may include instruction in marching band techniques as well as collaborative opportunities in instrumental conducting and music education. The Interim Assistant Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands will be expected to establish and maintain successful relationships with public school band directors throughout the region.

This is a 10-month term assignment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae. Please also include the names and contact information for three reference contacts within the application. This information may be utilized to solicit reference letters within the employment system. Please do not send additional materials until requested.

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Located in Lexington, the center of Kentucky's Bluegrass Region, the University of Kentucky is a research I, land-grant institution, and the flagship research institution of the Commonwealth. The School of Music has 50 full-time faculty, with an average enrollment of 400 students. The School of Music offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees in music performance, music education, musicology, and theory/composition, as well as a master's degree in music therapy. The School is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information can be found at

Job Title
Interim Assistant Director of Bands / Director of Athletic Bands

Requisition Number

Working Title
Visiting Assistant Professor

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

Master's degree required

Required Related Experience

Candidates must clearly demonstrate successful experience in leading marching and concert bands.

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Doctorate preferred; teaching experience at the university and public school levels strongly desired.

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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