MSU Community Music School-Detroit

Assistant Director

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Review of applications begins on 10/02/2019.
Posted On:
Closing On:
August 13
September 21
Location: MSU Community Music School-Detroit
Detroit, Michigan
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

Position Summary

Provide oversight of the CMS-Detroit administrative staff and instructional faculty, including teachers of classes, ensembles, private lessons and music therapy programs. Oversee school policies and procedures in alignment with MSU policies and procedures. Hire, evaluate and mentor faculty and staff; further develop community engagement activities and student recruitment; advance school public relations and marketing initiatives; supervise grant funded projects and student recruitment. Oversees facilities scheduling in the MSU Detroit Center or successive unit. The Assistant Director reports to the Dean of the College of Music through the Director of the Community Music School.

The work-week for the Assistant Director is generally Tuesday through Saturday during the school year, and Monday through Friday during summers; this position requires occasional evenings and extended weekend work.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the daily administration of the CMS-D including responsibilities for tuition and sales income, registration software, program budgets, personnel, marketing and facilities
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of new courses, curricula and programs in response to need
  • Supervise administrative and instructional faculty (teachers of classes, ensembles private lessons and therapy services); program managers report directly to the assistant director
  • Maintain job descriptions, roles and responsibilities of staff, faculty, and volunteers
  • Develop teaching artists through faculty development Assist with hiring of faculty, staff and interns
  • Observe classes and ensembles in rehearsals and/or performances
  • Manage schedule of recitals, concerts and other special events
  • Overall responsibility for community engagement and marketing includes promotion of classes, outreach efforts and performances
  • Produce a marketing plan and related materials, annual class schedule Assist with annual report, and newsletters
  • Assess effectiveness of programs
  • Nurture relationships with existing Detroit Center communities and university partners (including University Engagement and Outreach, Admissions, Education, Advancement and Governmental Affairs).

Preferred Skills:

Required Degree

Masters -Music

Minimum Requirements

  • 3-5 years of arts administration and music education.
  • Thorough understanding of music pedagogy, band, orchestra, instrumental and vocal music practices, and the K-12 music education landscape.
  • Ability to develop innovative music education program offerings that are relevant to the Detroit community
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong leadership, organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and database management.
  • Experience working with children and families, and the ability to cultivate a strong rapport with a broad range of young students, faculty, and staff
  • Excellent project management skills.

Required Application Materials

Statement of Interest

Curriculum Vitae

3 letters of reference

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