Color Guard Instructor (Part-time)

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Color Guard Instructor (Part-time)

*Cover letter is required with application.*

Summary: The Color Guard Instructor will design, instruct, and maintain all aspects of the color guard program, with supervision of the Director of Bands and Associate Director of Bands.

Essential Functions:

  • Designs color guard programs that effectively complement and enhance the visual and musical program.
  • Evaluates members' abilities and designs equipment carriage accordingly.
  • Works closely with the Director of Bands, Associate Director of Bands, and the other pro staff members to develop visual program.
  • Attends all rehearsals and performances, instructs members in fundamental and advanced flag techniques, and teaches members program material.
  • Plans and supervises all sessions of preseason band camp.
  • Coordinates the color guard rehearsal schedule with the full Marching Band.
  • Creates rehearsal plans in cooperation with the Director of Bands and Associate Director of Bands.
  • Ensures the highest possible level of performance from the color guard members thorough a proper warm-up process, effective preparation, and attention to individual members.
  • Recruits potential color guard members while retaining current members.
  • Ensures that the color guard is properly equipped for rehearsals and performances.
  • Maintains a cooperative working relationship with the Director of Bands, Associate Director of Bands, Band staff, Band members, and University Administration.
  • Manages all equipment necessary for rehearsals and performances including maintenance, repair, and acquisition recommendations.
  • Participates in spring semester program planning, as needed.
  • Recommends new property purchases within the budget allocations.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • High School Diploma with extensive successful experience as a color guard designer and instructor for marching band or drum corps.


  • Responsible for own work.

Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States






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Posted: 4/29/2018
Application Due: 6/12/2018
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