Assistant Director of Bands

South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 18, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of South Carolina School of Music is seeking applicants for an Assistant Director of Bands. This non-tenure-eligible, 11-month position will begin on July 1, 2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Collaborate with the Director of Bands and Associate Director of Bands in a team environment with the administration, recruitment and continued development of a comprehensive University Band program. Serve as Associate Director of the Carolina Band (UofSC Marching Band); co-direct the basketball bands and coordinate the volleyball band; conduct the University Bands; teach conducting and music education methods courses; supervise student teachers; participate in faculty service activities and committee work; and contribute to the organization and operation of the UofSC Summer Band Clinics. Perform additional teaching responsibilities as determined by qualifications, preference, and institutional needs.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate (or ABD) is preferred but candidates with a master`s degree and significant teaching and performance experience may be considered. Candidates should have a record of teaching and performance excellence in collegiate and secondary school band programs; significant experience and commitment to the design, creative, and instructional aspects of marching band, including drill writing and/or arranging; and a commitment to music education. The School of Music is committed to five core values: 1) pursuing Excellence; 2) devotion to Student Success; 3) focusing on producing Music Leaders; 4) emphasizing the preparation of the Musician-Educator; 5) creating Diversely Skilled Musicians. The School encourages applications from candidates who have interests and abilities that align with these values.

APPLICATION: Apply at . Applicant will upload a letter of application, CV, and reference list including three individuals submitting letters of recommendation and three additional references to be contacted. Applicants will also upload a single document which includes video links to the following: 1) 20-30 minutes of conducting video which includes both rehearsal and performance and 2) two different marching band performances demonstrating the applicant’s arranging, drill writing, and/or instruction. The applicant should include an explanation of their contribution to the marching band performances (e.g., designed, arranged, wrote drill, instructed, etc.).

The search process will continue until the position is filled, but priority screening will begin on or shortly after March 8, 2021.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, genetics, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.