This position is a member of the Department of Athletics and is responsible for assisting the Director of Athletic Bands with the coordination, management, and direction of the athletic band program, including providing leadership for band members. This position is a non-tenure track 12- month position.
Vanderbilt University's Athletics Department prepares student-athletes to become leaders and champions in life by placing the highest values on integrity, character, sportsmanship, and victory. Vanderbilt is a charter member of the Southeastern Conference and is the conference's only private school. The university fields 16 varsity teams (6 men's teams and 10 women's teams), 14 of which compete in the Southeastern Conference.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Assistant Director of Athletic Bands will assist the Director of Athletic Bands in a team environment with the administration, recruitment, and continued development of a comprehensive university athletic band program.
Support the administration and oversight of marching band camp, weekly rehearsals and performances at all home football and basketball games, designated away and postseason events, community and campus events, corporate partner appearances, and other events as requested.
Provide leadership to band staff members and oversight of their duties, including but not limited to arrangement, field show design, program development, scholarship program, and fundraising.
Spearhead efforts on behalf of Athletics Bands, in coordination with National Commodore Club, on fundraising efforts to benefit the program and its participants.
Manage the program's equipment inventory.
Implement system to accurately track program's equipment.
Analyze and recommend repair and replacement as needed.
Enhance the school's commitment to diversity and inclusion reflecting departmental and institutional values.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletic Bands, Associate Athletics Director for Marketing, and/or the Athletic Director.
A Master's degree or equivalent experience is necessary.
Prior teaching experience is necessary.
Experience creating or designing marching band shows is necessary.
Prior experience teaching and/or performing in collegiate band programs is necessary.
Experience arranging music or writing drill is preferred.
The ideal candidate will possess great communication skills and be a team player.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Internal Number: 10000241
About Vanderbilt University
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