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Director of Bands

Albany State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 10, 2023

About Us

Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, medical and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment.


Our West Campus is located at 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707. Our East Campus is located at 504 College Drive, Albany, GA 31705. The Human Resources office for both campuses is located on the West Campus in Building K, Suite 111.

Job Summary

The Director of Bands is a staff position with limited teaching responsibilities that reports to the Chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities. The director is responsible for the overall development of ASU Instrumental Program including the expansion of membership of all bands through effective recruitment and retention initiatives. The work of this position is intentionally aligned with the academic division’s goals and strategic plans.

This is a full-time position and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the department’s instrumental ensembles including the marching band, jazz band, symphonic/concert band and the small instrumental ensembles.


The Director of Bands assigns directorship of these ensemble and is responsible of the performance schedules, maintenance and care of these non-marching band instruments. In addition, the Director of Bands oversees recruitment and retention of a diverse student membership and supporting staff on the instrumental ensembles.
  • Develop and implement plans for instrumental music program and show written evidence of preparation as required.
  • Recruit and develop the department’s instrument ensembles
  • Coordinate auditions for prospective music majors
  • Determine scholarship awards for instrument majors and approve scholarships for marching band students
  • Responsible for the assessment of instrumental programs within the department of Arts and Humanities
  • Teach Instrumental Conducting or one other course commensurate with qualifications per semester and conducts at least one instrumental ensemble.
  • Is responsible for the instrumental division’s budget, including grant writing and fundraising
  • Maintain inventory of all fixed assets of the instrumental division department
Required Qualifications

Minimum of a master degree (doctorate preferred) in applied music or instrumental conducting

5 years of experience as Assistant Band Director or higher

Proficient at conducting and one or more instrument

Proposed Salary

Salary range is from $70,000 to $80,000

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and the community.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with tact and diplomacy.

Must be able to work under pressure, coordinate daily operations, and meet established deadlines

Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills needed to accomplish several ongoing assignments simultaneously

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Office of Human Recourses at (229) 500-2026, or by email at For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at (877) 251.2644, or by email at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources at (229) 500-2026. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at 229-500-3442.

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