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Executive Director, Center for Mallet Percussion Research

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA

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Job Summary

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Kutztown University announces the following position beginning fall 2022 – Executive Director-Curator, the Center for Mallet Percussion Research. This position is responsible for curating and archiving historical documents and artifacts, and will serve as a liaison, director, and collector with attention to overall building operations for the Center for Mallet Percussion Research (CMPR).

Duties will include (but not limited to):

  • organizing new collections, maintaining records and cataloging acquisitions in the Past Perfect Collection Management System,
  • managing the building schedule,
  • serving as the audio technician for performances including live streaming,
  • raising funds, obtaining grants,
  • supporting research efforts
  • directing special projects relating to collections
  • supervising accession and donor contact records
  • making recommendations to Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts related to budget and artifact preservation/storage efforts
  • attending center at professional conferences, workshops or meetings, as appropriate.
Minimum Qualifications

This is a full-time (12 month) staff position that begins fall 2022. The successful candidate must be willing to work flexible hours, which will include some weekends. Bachelor’s Degree required (Master’s Degree preferred) in percussion, music education, musicology, or similar field with a strong knowledge and background in percussion, along with three years of relevant experience in the field.

Supplemental Information

For more information on the College of Visual and Performing Arts please visit:

A successful interview including a campus presentation will be required. Review of applications will begin October 1 and will continue until position is filled. Submit a letter of application, a current resume, and a list of three references to: CMPR Search Committee Chair, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA 19530

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received no later than October 1, 2022. All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system only. In addition to a successful on campus interview, reference checks, background clearances (PA Criminal, Child Abuse Clearance and FBI Clearance) and demonstration of ability are requisite qualifications for all positions. Official transcripts for all degrees required prior to appointment.

The University is very interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations.

Non-Discrimination Statement
Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University's Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at [email protected] or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by e-mail at [email protected].


Working at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Comprising five colleges - Visual and Performing Arts, Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Graduate Studies - Kutztown University offers a diverse range of excellent academic programs to prepare individuals for successful careers.

Located on 325 acres in Kutztown (population:4,500), the university is 20 miles from both Reading and Allentown, 90 miles from Philadelphia and 100 miles from New York City. LVI International Airport is 25 minutes from campus. The campus is in a beautiful rural Pennsylvania Dutch community, an easy walk from the borough of Kutztown which has ample stores and shops to meet the needs of students.

Currently, 10,193 students are enrolled at the university from 26 states and 51 nations. About half of the undergraduates live in residence halls; the rest live at home or in nearby apartments. A well-rounded program of athletic, cultural, and social events and activities satisfies nearly every taste.

We have 330 full-time faculty members and boast a favorable 19:1 student-faculty ratio. Sixty percent of our faculty have doctorates, 39% earned master's degrees and 1% have bachelor's degrees.

Kutztown University is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (MSACS); professionally by the National Council of Teacher Education and National League of Nursing.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. The Board of Governors oversees the State System which includes Pennsylvania's fourteen public universities. The Council of Trustees is the local governing body for Kutztown University. The Officers of Administration for the University are the President and members of the President's Cabinet. 

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