Assistant Director of Bands
Description of Work Unit
The School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) has 36 tenured and tenure-track faculty as well as 40 non-tenure track faculty.
The University Center for the Arts is a nationally recognized state-of the art 350,000 square foot facility, that includes a 550-seat concert hall, a 275-seat organ and chamber music recital hall, a 320-seat thrust theatre, a 100-seat black box theatre, a 200-seat dance theatre, dedicated rehearsal, production and research spaces, along with classrooms, labs and practice rooms.
Colorado State University (CSU) is a land grant institution with a student enrollment of approximately 30,000 students in over 150 programs, and a faculty numbering 1,700. The College of Liberal Arts, within which the school is located, is the largest college in the University.
CSU is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a beautiful city of 150,000 located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 65 miles north of Denver. Outside magazine has named Fort Collins an “editor’s choice” for its “America’s Best Towns 2013” edition.
Colorado State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
The Assistant Director of Bands will assist the Director of Bands in a team environment with the administration, recruitment, and continued development of a comprehensive University Band program. Specified duties include: directing and providing outstanding organizational leadership for the 265-member Colorado State University Marching Band; conducting the CSU Symphonic Band (the second concert band) during the fall and spring semesters; directing the men’s basketball band and coordinating pep bands for women`s basketball and volleyball; teaching marching band techniques; engaging in scholarly and/or creative research activities appropriate to the discipline; participating in faculty service activities and committee work; overseeing the organization and operation of the CSU Summer Drum Major/Leadership Clinic. Additional teaching responsibilities as determined by qualifications, preference, and institutional needs.
Required Job Qualifications
An earned doctorate (or ABD) in conducting or a related field is required. Candidates will demonstrate commitment to teaching and performance excellence in a collegiate band program as well as provide evidence of an established trajectory for significant creative activity in the field of wind conducting and athletic band direction. The successful candidate will offer significant experience and proven excellence as a band conductor and marching band director, as well as commitment to music education. Secondary public-school experience is required.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Two or more years of college teaching experience with athletic bands is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references who will be asked to upload a letter of recommendation (immediately when you apply, these references will automatically be sent instructions on how to upload their letter of recommendation). All materials must be submitted digitally. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening will begin on October 16, 2017.
Those candidates who are invited to the second round will be asked to submit halftime drill of their own design with a video of the performance, 10-minute video of a rehearsal under their direction, 10-minute video of a concert band performance under their direction. An arrangement of an athletic band tune with proof of licensing along with an audio of a performance of the arrangement may be submitted, but is not required
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.
Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
Search Contact Heather Bellotti 970-491-5533 Tina Little 970-491-5562
Job Duty Category Teaching/Advising Duty/Responsibility
Specified duties include: directing and providing outstanding organizational leadership for the 265-member Colorado State University Marching Band; conducting the CSU Symphonic Band (the second concert band) during the fall and spring semesters; directing the men’s basketball band and coordinating pep bands for women`s basketball and volleyball; teaching marching band techniques.
Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Research/Creative Activities Duty/Responsibility
Engaging in scholarly and/or creative research activities appropriate to the discipline.
Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duty Category Service/Outreach Duty/Responsibility
Participating in faculty service activities and committee work; overseeing the organization and operation of the CSU Summer Drum Major/Leadership Clinic.