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OSD Director of Bands

Job Title: Director of Bands

Reports to: Principal(s), Superintendent(s)

 

Primary Purpose:

Direct and manage the overall program of instrumental music for the district. Provide students with an opportunity to participate in extracurricular band activities and ensure compliance with all state and district requirements. Plan activities to achieve district, region, and state recognition.

 

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Valid Arkansas teaching certificate

 

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of overall operation of instrumental music program

Ability to manage budget and personnel

Knowledge of state and UIL policies governing band

Ability to implement policy and procedures

Ability to interpret data

Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills

 

Experience:

Preferred - three years teaching and band directing experience

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Program Planning

1. Direct high school instrumental performers, such as marching band, orchestra, concert band, soloists, and ensembles.

2. Establish performance requirements, enforce academic requirements, and verify each student’s eligibility to participate in band.

3. Provide for band participation at extracurricular events, including concerts, football games, pep rallies, parades, and community activities.

4. Arrange transportation, lodging, and meals for out-of-town events.

5. Comply with federal and state laws, State Board of Education rules, and board policy in the band area.

6. Work with band booster club, and support band booster club activities.

7. Obtain and use evaluative findings (including student achievement data) to determine program effectiveness and ensure that program renewal is continuous and responds to student needs.

8. Recommend policies to improve program.

Budget and Inventory

9. Ensure that programs are cost-effective and funds are managed wisely.

10. Compile budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs.

11. Coordinate fundraising activities and manage funds.

12. Maintain current inventory of all fixed assets within department.

13. Oversee process of cleaning, repairing, and storing all band equipment.

Instruction

14. Develop and implement plans for instrumental music program and show written evidence of preparation as required.

15. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for individual student differences.

16. Present subject matter according to guidelines established by the Arkansas Department of Education, board policies, and administrative regulations.

17. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.

18. Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing.

19. Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.

 

Student Management

20. Apply and enforce student discipline in accordance with the student handbook.

21. Accompany and supervise students on out-of-town trips.

22. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.

Communication

23. Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.

24. Maintain professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.

25. Maintain confidentiality.

Personnel Management

26. Assist with recruitment, selection, assignment, and training of assistant band director(s).

27. Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent district and occasional statewide travel; prolonged and irregular hours; outdoor and indoor work; exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather.

 

Contact: Jordan Price, OHS Principal at 667-4116 or Jordan.price@ozarkhillbillies.org

 

 

 

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