Conductor of Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble

Colby College
Colby College
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

Job Details

Job location: Colby College

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-30
Req: R0000486
Job DescriptionDepartment:Music - StaffPay Rate Type:SalaryEmployee Type:Job Summary:AND APPLIED MUSIC ASSOCIATE (WIND INSTRUMENT)
Department of Music
Full-Time, 9-Month, Exempt, Administrative Staff Appointment

The Department of Music at Colby College invites applications for a combined position of conductor of the Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble, and as an instructor of a wind instrument. The position is a staff appointment, with possibility for renewal. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.


  • Conduct the Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble (both comprised of students, professional musicians, and College community)
  • Inspire musicians to deliver strong creative performances
  • Direct weekly evening rehearsals
  • Present a minimum of one concert per ensemble per semester
  • Conduct auditions as necessary
  • Recruit musicians to fill gaps as needed
  • Work in conjunction with the department Chair to administer the College’s yearly music series
  • Teach weekly individual lessons on a wind instrument (compensated on a per-student basis)
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice


  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience; DMA or equivalent professional experience preferred
  • Prior conducting/teaching experience required
  • Effective communication skills with all levels
  • Documented success in conducting. teaching, performing and recruiting
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of students, faculty, and college community in a liberal arts environment
  • Experience organizing, marketing, and executing performances
  • Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements


Duties require that employee interact with students, faculty, staff, and outside constituencies.


General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Some travel is required as well as some weekend and evening hours based on rehearsals and performances.


Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby Careers website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation (these can all be uploaded in the resume section). Candidates are strongly encouraged to include hyperlinks to audio/visual materials as part of the application document. Materials should be addressed to:

Conductor - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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