Stillman College

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Tuscaloosa, United States

Job Title
Director of Band
Tuscaloosa, United States
Job Type
Full Time On-site
10 August, 2024

Company Description

Stillman College is a liberal arts institution with a historical and formal affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is committed to fostering academic excellence, to providing opportunities for diverse populations, and to maintaining a strong tradition of preparing students for leadership and service by fostering experiential learning and community engagement designed to equip and empower Stillman’s students and its constituents.

  • Education


Job Summary:

The Director of Bands reports directly to the Vice President of Student Affairs. The primary responsibilities of the Director of Bands is to provide musical and performance expertise to the three main ensembles: The World Class Blue Pride Marching Tigers, the Stillman College Symphonic Band and the 3601 Jazz Band. The marching band competes in Battle of the Bands competitions, participates in local and national parades annually, and performs at home athletic games for basketball and volleyball. The Symphonic and Jazz Bands perform concerts, provide music for campus events, and accompany the Stillman College Choir for special events and bookings. 


The Director of Bands is responsible for recruiting students for the Band Program and Stillman College at large, performing administrative duties for the Band Program, and working collaboratively with the Communications department on all public relations efforts for the Band. 

Job Responsibilities


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the Assistant Band Director. 
  • Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new staff. 
  • Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations. 
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy. 
  • Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 



  • Conduct all administrative duties for the Band.
  • Recruit and engage current and future students to become members of the Stillman College Bands.
  • Collaborates with the Academic Success Department to develop a robust academic retention strategy.
  • Organize and maintain the band music library.
  • Coordinates the organization and distribution of uniforms for band students.
  • Manage inventory, repair and provide maintenance of all band instruments and equipment.
  • Schedule and operate a band camp.
  • Create various programs for engagement with the local community and region.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice of Student Affairs.
  • Coordinate performances for external band events, rehearse and conduct music ensembles (Marching band, concert band, jazz band, wind ensembles, pep band etc.


Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent sales and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.


Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in music, musical art, or related field is required. 
  • Experience working with collegiate bands and directing band programs is required. 
  • An educational background in music education with an understanding of pedagogical methods and instructional strategies is important for teaching and mentoring student musicians. 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. 


Affirmative Action/EEO Statement

It is the policy of Stillman College to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.


Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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