Summer High School Marching Band Director (Summer 2019)

This summer marching band directors' position is the lead position to guide and instruct students in preparation for marching band camp and the upcoming season. The director will serve as part of a team, but will have the main supervisory role of directing staff, delegating when necessary, and to ensure that students are well prepared for pre-game shows, half-time shows and community outreach (i.e. parades, festivals and special events). Marching band directors' will have latitude in scheduling band practices and sectionals during the summer and may begin camp as early as June through August. Directors will engage students in reading music, performing and marching in tempo.

Marching Band Directors (current PPS teachers) shall be compensated 15 hours at the workshop rate for pre-band camp or post band camp and 40 hours at the per diem rate of pay for band camp.

If the successful candidate is not currently a full-time Pittsburgh Public Schools teacher, they will be compensated 40 hours at the workshop rate of $23.32 per hour.

- Valid Pennsylvania K-12 Music Education teaching certificate.

- The preferred candidate will have a minimum of 1 year of successful experience in a marching band at the undergraduate level, writing pre-game and half-time shows and/or 1 year of experience performing in an undergraduate marching band.

- Must have experience teaching instrumental music at the middle or high school level.

Residency Requirements: No Residency Requirement

Essential Job Functions:
A strong candidate will be able to:

1. Organize and lead the Summer Marching Band Camp.

2. Write pre-game and half-time marching band shows with appropriate and tasteful music and marching drills.

3. Schedule and conduct rehearsals during the summer months in preparation for the marching band season, parades, and other community events.

4. Ensure proper uniforms are "performance ready" (i.e. laundering and dry cleaning).

5. Ordering and securing all necessary equipment and materials for camp (i.e. drum sticks, reeds, mouthpieces, etc.).

6. Submit building permits in a timely manner that include rehearsal and camp dates, and maintain open communication with the building administration and custodial staff.

7. Provide and assume responsibility for the supervision of students during rehearsals and performances both on and off campus.

8. Establish a positive rapport with students and their families.

9. Be visible in the community and participate in community events.

10. Maintain communication with students, parents and school administration regarding calendar of events/performances.

11. Prepare a calendar of events for the school year.

12. Notify the Coordinator of Music regarding transportation needs 1-2 weeks prior to an event/performance.

13. Maintain a balanced transportation budget.

14. Participate in the annual All-City Marching Band Festival and local festivals.

15. Maintain Emergency Care Forms for all marching band members and have available during camp.

16. Ensure that all students participating in Marching Band Camp have a current/updated physical prior to the start of camp.

17. Secure permission slips from all band members for participation in in all off-campus events.

18. Establish, publish and distribute guidelines/rules of conduct for governing students' behavior for on and off-campus events.

19. Instruct students in the proper care and maintenance of musical instruments and uniforms.

Additional Job Information:
Employees that are on a leave of absence when school ends are not eligible for summer opportunities. Employees receiving an unsatisfactory rating during the preceding school year are not eligible for summer opportunities.

The Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs, activities, career and technical education programs or employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. It is the policy of the Pittsburgh School District to make all services, programs and activities available and to provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. Please make requests for accommodations at least 72 hours before the scheduled event. For more information regarding accommodations, civil rights grievance procedures, please contact: Office of Employee Relations, 341 S. Bellefield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or 412-529-HELP (4357).