Summer Assistant High School Marching Band Director (Summer 2019)

The summer assistant marching band director position is a staff position that supports all aspects of the marching band director's duties and responsibilities. The key responsibility of the assistant will be to work as part of a team to prepare high school instrumental music students for the marching band season. The assistant director will engage in activities that develop student abilities in marching so that they are well prepared for pre-game shows, half-time shows, and community outreach (i.e. parades, festivals and special events). Assistant marching band directors will collaborate with the director to schedule band practices and sectional rehearsals during the summer, and support the mastery of reading and performing music while marching in tempo. Those practices or camps may begin as early as June through August.

Reports To: The Marching Band Director

Assistant 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.

- Multiple years of experience in a marching band program and successful experience working with adolescents.

- The preferred candidate will have a minimum of 1 year of successful experience at the undergraduate level, writing or assisting with the creation/writing of pre-game and half-time shows.

Residency Requirements: No Residency Requirement

Essential Job Functions:
A strong candidate will be able to support and assist the director's lead to:
1. Organize and lead the Summer Marching Band Camp.

2. Be able to direct or lead the band in the absence of the director.

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

4. Schedule and conduct rehearsals during the summer months in preparation for the football season, parades, and other community events.

5. Ensure proper uniforms are 'performance ready' (i.e. laundering and dry cleaning).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. Maintain a balanced transportation budget.

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

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

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

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

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

20. 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).