Open Position: Assistant Director of Bands

Institution: Baylor University School of Music / Waco, Texas

Position: Lecturer in Ensembles / Assistant Director of Bands

Appointment date: June 1, 2017

 

Responsibilities:

–Serve as Associate Director of Athletic Bands, which includes:1) Direct the Courtside Players (home basketball / volleyball games, as well as Big 12 and NCAA tournaments), and 2) Serve as assistant to the Director of the Golden Wave Marching Band

–Conduct the Concert Band

–Teach Beginning Conducting and possibly additional courses, according to qualifications and departmental needs

–Perform other administrative duties, as assigned by the Director of Bands & Associate Director of Bands

 

Qualifications:

–Master’s degree required; doctorate or work toward the doctorate preferred

–Successful experience with athletics bands

–Technical and artistic competence as a conductor

–Demonstrable administrative and organizational experience

–Ability to assist in recruitment and retention process

–Drill writing and/or arranging skills desired

–Teaching experience in public schools desired

 

Rank and Salary:

–Appointment at the rank of Lecturer with the possibility of a continuing appointment with the recommendation of the search committee and the approval of the dean

–Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

 

Application Procedure:

–Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, the applicant’s completed file should be received prior to Monday, April 10, 2017. Application file should be sent electronically via email containing a link to an online folder (Box, Dropbox, or similar site), which contains:

1. Letter of application (PDF or MS Word)

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Transcripts of academic work (unofficial scans will initially suffice)

4. Three current letters of recommendation (may also be sent via email directly from recommender)

5. Contact information for at least three additional references

6. Performance videos (link to YouTube or Vimeo site acceptable), which include a 15-minute maximum of the following: a) the candidate’s conducting in rehearsal, b) the candidate’s conducting in performance, and c) a marching show under the candidate’s design or instructional supervision 

 

–All inquiries and materials should be sent to: Dr. Eric Wilson, Director of Bands, E_Wilson@baylor.edu