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Band Director

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Band Director

School of Arts and Sciences


University of Charleston

Job Summary:

The University of Charleston Band director is responsible for recruiting. planning and directing the university’s band program. The band is intended to be a showcase for the university and to provide an additional student experience which attracts new students. The band director is an administrative position (A3) with some teaching responsibilities which reports directly to the Chair of the Humanities Department in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Direct college instrumental performers such as a marching band. pep band, steel drum ensemble
  • Provide for band participation at game and other special events
  • Hold springtime and perhaps holiday concerts
  • Accept responsibility for instruments, uniforms, and other administrative duties
  • Handle all logistics for band activities
  • Meet recruitment and net student revenue goals
  • Visit high schools and hold recruitment auditions
  • Compile budgets and meet budget targets
  • Assist in revenue generation through grant writing and fundraising
  • Maintain inventory of instruments and other band assets
  • Provide course instruction as directed by the Dean of Arts and Sciences
  • Maintain professional relation hip with all colleagues and students
  • Accept other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master degree in an appropriate discipline
  • Two years of experience in musical leadership position(s)
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to oversee and direct band operations
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter
  • Commitment to the University, its students, and its constituencies

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume, references & salary requirements to:

University of Charleston

Robert Elmore, Administrative Assistant

2300 MacCorkle Avenue, S.E.

Charleston, WV  25304            

Email:  [email protected]


The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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Job No:
Posted: 2/20/2018
Application Due: 4/21/2018
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