Part-time Band Director

  • Fayetteville Academy
  • Fayetteville, NC, USA
  • Jul 14, 2022
Part time Teacher

Job Description

There is an opening for a Part-time Band Director.

The band director’s responsibility is to organize and operate a wind and percussion, instrumental band program at the beginning, middle and upper school levels. The grade levels which shall receive such instruction are 5th through 12th grade. Students begin in the 5th grade. The middle school band consists of 6th through 7th grade intermediate players. The advanced or “Varsity” ensemble consists of players in 8th through 12th grade.

Duties

The duties of the band director should include, but are not limited to:

·        Develop a strategic plan for success based on the personnel and scope of the Academy’s vision.

·        Purchase and maintain music for the ensemble.

·        Organize daily rehearsals.

·        Keep a grade book and write progress reports.

·        Communicate with parents regularly.

·        Plan and schedule concerts both during school and after school.

·        Teach beginners the fundamentals of playing their instrument.

·        Encourage intermediate players to develop personal practice habits.

·        Provide advanced players with opportunities to expand their skills.

·        Encourage students to participate in All-District auditions.

·        Keep the band room functional for rehearsals.

·        Work with the fine arts faculty to support and assist the fine arts at large.

·        Report directly to the Fine Arts Chair.

·        Keep professional development records up to date and accurate.

·        Support Fayetteville Academy’s Code of Excellence.

Schedule

Although the schedule may vary from year to year, the band director is expected to be on campus for beginning, middle school and advanced band classes. Historically, these have been 3rd through 5th period, approximately 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Special Events and Expectations

The Academy has an expectation that the band will perform at the Veterans Day Assembly and the Winter Closing Assembly. Having a Pep Band for home basketball games and Homecoming activities is highly encouraged. It is highly recommended that the band director has membership in NAMFE and the Southeastern NC Bandmasters Association.

Fayetteville Academy actively seeks candidates who participate in the life of the school and possess strong interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively with students, parents, faculty, and administration. Please direct a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to Simone Dennison, Director of Middle School and Dr. Dave Guidi, Director of Upper School at muemployment@fayacademy.org.