Percussion Instructor

St. Thomas University (Miami Gardens)

United States

August 19, 2021

Description

Percussion Instructor

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Percussion Instructor is a 9-day, temporary position that reports through the Division of Student Affairs. The incumbent will be responsible for preparing the band's percussion section for upcoming FS21 performances, and for maintaining percussion equipment.

As a contractor, this position will uphold the values of collaboration, professionalism, and community development through a student-centered approach. The work of this position will intentionally align with strategic division initiatives to advance the mission and vision of student affairs which results in student learning and support for students to grow as ethical leaders for the global community.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Proactively consult with the Director of Band, ahead of band camp.
  • Study and prepare the provided music repertoire ahead of band camp.
  • Assess each percussion student's instrumental expertise, music reading skills, aural skills and overall musicality.
  • Allocate percussion roles by student ability.
  • Teach the provided music repertoire to the percussion section.
  • Teach agreed marching steps to the drumline, and, as needed, to the entire band.
  • Perform percussion instrument repairs as requested.
  • Assist with rehearsal setup, rehearsal teardown, and moving band equipment as needed.
  • QUALIFICATIONS/SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Must attend all band camp rehearsals timely and in full: Aug 12–14, 8am–6pm; Aug 15, 8am-1pm, Aug 16–20, 8am–6pm.
  • Proficient at reading percussion sheet music.
  • Ability to teach marching percussion, concert percussion, and mallet instruments.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor with attention to detail.
  • Experience repairing percussion instruments.
  • Must be able to work under pressure, comply with daily operations, and meet established deadlines.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and the community.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to prioritize a wide variety of diverse situations and changing priorities.
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all university guidelines. Exhibit sound judgment.
  • College Degree preferred.
  • APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of completed applications will begin immediately. Send cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Andreas Haberlin:

    E-mail: AHaberlin@stu.edu

    MS Word or PDF attachments only.

    St. Thomas University is an E-Verify® Equal Opportunity Employer.

    All employees are required to pass a criminal background screening and official degree transcripts will be required upon hire.

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