Athletic Bands Director
St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting résumés for the part-time contingent position of Athletic Bands Director. The Athletic Bands Director administers all aspects of the St. Mary’s College pep band for athletic events and other college events as needed. Based in the Music Department, the director will develop, direct and champion a pep band program in close professional collaboration with colleagues in athletics, student affairs and other departments. The director will be dynamic and energetic leader who ensures that the pep band operates in a safe, student-focused, and professional manner reflecting high organizational and performance standards as well as intense school spirit. The director will be responsible for recruiting and retaining musically and academically talented students who reflect the diversity of the campus community and are excited to support St. Mary’s College. With demonstrated success, the director may also oversee other music ensembles in the athletic band/spirit program.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in music performance or music education preferred. Three years’ experience working with and/or teaching in secondary school band programs and/or university band programs. Experience with large ensemble administration, directing, conducting, arranging, etc. Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with other College departments including, Admission/Enrollment Management, Athletics, Student Affairs, and provide a strong student focused environment. Must possess a valid driver’s license, ability to lift approximately thirty (30) pounds, or more with assistance; and ability to travel, work nights and weekends as needed. Preferred qualifications include: Demonstrated effectiveness in recruiting and organization; Demonstrated success as teacher and conductor; Demonstrated success in administering all aspects of a band program with a growth mindset and flexibility of mind; Skills in writing and arranging for athletic bands; and enthusiasm for crafting a forward-looking and culturally relevant expression. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. Undergraduate and residential in nature, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1600, St. Mary's emphasizes excellence in teaching. The institution was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1997. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.
St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address), and three references and submitted online at: apply.interfolio.com/100068. Questions may be directed to Jeffrey Silberschlag.
Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.