CURRENT JOB LISTINGS

Positions: Band Director
County: Rockdale
Locations: Heritage High School
Description: Heritage High School is seeking candidates for the position of band director beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. Heritage High School is home to the Academy for Performing and Visual Arts of the Rockdale County School District, which includes strong band, choral, visual arts, dance, and theater programs. The band program is approximately 170 students and includes three concert band classes, jazz band, marching band, and various solo and ensemble opportunities. Responsibilities:
- Be able and prepared to teach and/or co-teach advanced and intermediate level band students as a whole, in sectionals, and individually.
- Be able and prepared to teach non-ensemble classes such as music theory, music history and piano.
- Lead a competitive marching band of about 150 students, which necessitates participation in football games and competitions each season.
- Work well with parents to ensure strong support base.
- Conduct ensembles at concerts and other performance opportunities in the community. - Recruit students from the middle schools for both the whole band program, as well as the Academy for Performing and Visual Arts. To be considered, successful candidates must hold a certificate in Music Education issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission AND must have already passed the GACE in the required field. A minimum of three years’ experience as a high school band director is preferred. Candidates must possess strong communication, interpersonal, and public relations skills.
Please apply on Teach Georgia.  Please look under the band category and select Rockdale County to see job posting.
Date Posted: February 22, 2018


Positions: Music Teacher (Grades 3-5)
County: Lee
Locations: Twin Oaks Elementary School
Description: Duties include comprehensive general music classes, yearly programs, and after school drama responsibilities. More details may be found HERE
Date Posted: February 21, 2018


Positions: Color Guard Coordinator
School System: Social Circle City Schools
Locations: Social Circle High School
Description: The ideal candidate should have some college, DCI, and/or WGI experience as well as experience writing work and choreography for flag, dance and rifle. The Color Guard Coordinator would be expected to write the work for the show, attend at least one afternoon rehearsal per week, all home games and all competitions. Interested candidates should contact Director of Bands, Kyle Bickwit at kyle.bickwit@socialcircleschools.org.
Date Posted: February 7, 2018


Positions: Percussion Instructor (2018 Season)
School System: Social Circle City Schools
Locations: Social Circle High School
Description: The ideal candidate for this position should have some college marching band experience and have a desire to teach and inspire. Drum Corps and/or Winter Guard International experience is also highly desired. The Percussion Instructor would be expected to attend 2 rehearsals per week, all home football games and all competitions. The candidate should feel comfortable with both marching and front ensemble techniques as well as minimal familiarity with field electronics.  Interested candidates should email the Director of Bands, Kyle Bickwit at kyle.bickwit@socialcircleschools.org.
Date Posted: February 7, 2018


Positions: Chorus/Music Teacher
County: Butts
Locations: Henderson Middle School
Description: The vision for this position is to build the best music and chorus program in the region, and this candidate will assist the Jackson High School choral director in building a feeder program and increasing student engagement in the fine arts. The Butts County School System has invested and will continue to invest significant resources toward this vision in the next 3 years, including upgrades of facilities and equipment. If you are a talented, energetic, and positive educator in the choral arts and are willing to put in the work and time to build a program, we want to talk to you. A salary signing bonus of up to $7,500 may be offered to the right candidate and paid in September, 2018. Click HERE for more information.
Date Posted: February 7, 2018


Positions: Graduate Assistantships
County: Lowndes
Location: Valdosta State University
Description: VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY | Graduate Assistantships in Band | Available for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
DUTIES: Assist in the administration, planning, and operation of the entire athletic band program, including the 140-member Blazin’ Brigade marching band. Conduct and supervise Basketball Pep Bands. Additional instructional areas available based on applicant’s qualifications.
QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to Valdosta State University Graduate School and Music Department are required. Successful public school teaching experience at the high school level is highly desirable but not required. Percussion and brass candidates are encouraged to apply.
ANNUAL STIPEND and FULL TUITION WAIVER: $8,000 stipend and full tuition waiver are renewable for a second year. Graduate students must be enrolled Master of Music in Performance degree program and attend classes full-time during the tenure of the assistantship.
UNIVERSITY BANDS: The band program at Valdosta State University offers students a wide variety of musical experiences. Comprised of both music and non-music majors, the VSU Band Program includes: two concert bands, marching band, jazz band, and basketball pep band. Graduate students enjoy opportunities to perform with all bands and the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. Graduate students also have access to professional studio faculty musicians who provide quality graduate-level instruction.
MUSIC AT VSU: The Music Department offers masters degrees in music performance and music education. Department faculty members are active performers, conductors, scholars, clinicians, and adjudicators throughout the region. Students participate a full range of performing ensembles, including the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Blazin’ Brigade Marching Band, Concert Choir, and Jazz Ensemble, in addition to multiple chamber ensembles.
VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY is a comprehensive university serving the heart of South Georgia. Just fifteen minutes from the Florida state line and an hour from the Atlantic Ocean, VSU offers over 60 graduate programs guided by graduate faculty with a passion for teaching, scholarship, and service. Valdosta is home to two large school districts, a regional airport with multiple daily flights, and Moody Air Force Base.
APPLICATION: Screening begins February 1, 2018, and will continue until positions have been filled. Successful admission to Valdosta State University and a music department audition must be completed before each application will be considered.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact:
Benjamin Harper
Director of Athletic Bands

Department of Music
Valdosta State University
1500 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA 31698
(229) 249-4965
bgharper@valdosta.edu
http://www.valdosta.edu/music
Date Posted: January 30, 2018


Positions: Band Directors
County: Hall
Locations: East Hall High School and East Hall Middle School
Description: East Hall High School and East Hall Middle School are searching for strong candidates to lead these band programs.  Qualified applicants should apply on the Hall County Schools website, as well as submit materials to Mr. Jeff Cooper, EHHS Principal, (jeff.cooper@hallco.org) and/or Mrs. Kristin Finley, EHMS Principal, (kristin.finley@hallco.org). A Band Directors Search Committee will conduct interviews. For additional information, please contact Mr. Craig Cantrell (craig.cantrell@hallco.org) or Mr. Mercer Crook (dawgcrook@aol.com).
Date Posted: January 26, 2018


Position: Alto/Tenor Staff Singers
County: Gwinnett
Location: Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Stone Mountain, GA
Description: Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain has openings for an ALTO and TENOR staff singer.  Pay is $45 per call.  Two calls per week is standard with occasional extras for seasonal services and concerts.  Our choir season is from August to May.  Wednesday evening rehearsal and one Sunday service at 10:30 am. For more information, or to schedule an audition, please contact:
Andrew Meade
Director of Music
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
5801 Hugh Howell Road
Stone Mountain, GA   30087
EMAIL:  eastminstermusic@gmail.com
Date Posted: January 16, 2018


Position: Church Music Director
County: Coweta
Location: Cornerstone UMC (Newnan)
Description: Cornerstone UMC, located in Newnan, GA, is currently seeking a
part-time(est. 20-25 hrs./wk.) Traditional Music Worship Leader. Responsibilities include all music aspects of the current 11:00 traditional service. To include: choir and hymn musical selections, chancel choir rehearsals(Wed. 7PM), special music scheduling and coordination for children's and pre-school choir volunteer directors. Provide assistance to the Hand Bell Choir leader. Reports to Senior Pastor as a Staff person and is a member of the Worship and Technical Worship Committees. Degree or, working toward a degree in music preferable with current choral conducting experience required. (Our 9:00 contemporary service has a similarly titled staff member.) A full detailed Job Description is available. Resumes should be emailed to cstoneoffice@numail.org.
Date Posted: January 9, 2018


Position: Percussion Director
County: Gwinnett
Location: Collins Hill High School
Description: The Collins Hill High School Band Program, located in Suwanee Georgia, is looking to fill the role of Percussion Director beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. The Percussion Director oversees all actives involving percussion including but not limited to: Percussion Classes, Fall Drumline, Indoor Drumline, and Jazz Ensemble. The Percussion Director will serve as the caption head and coordinator for each of these activities. The position requires the coordinating of staff, budgeting, and care/maintenance of the equipment. Additionally, this role will serve as the head audio technician in both the outdoor and indoor programs. 

Currently, the Collins Hill program has two percussion classes that are split according to performance ability which take place during the school day. The concert program at Collins Hill has a strong reputation of earning Superior ratings at Large Group Performance Ensemble, performing at local and state conferences, as well as other prestigious venues. We also have a competitive indoor drumline that will compete in WGI Finals in Dayton this season. In addition, the Collins Hill Jazz Ensembles have performed at the state conference level and are a highly regarded group in the area. Preference will be given to those will both Jazz and DCI experience. This is a booster paid position and compensation will be determined by availability and experience. Please send a resume and cover letter to Jeremy Lumpkin (jeremy_lumpkin@gwinnett.k12.ga.us) to apply for the position.
Date Posted: January 9, 2018


Position: Community Jazz Band Director
County: DeKalb-Fulton
Location: The Atlanta Freedom Bands
Description: The Atlanta Freedom Bands (AFB) and its Board of Directors seeks to engage a part-time contract Band Director for its MetroGnomes Stage Band – an 18-piece community Swing Band – one of four performing groups within the AFB organization www.atlantafreedombands.org. AFB’s mission is to increase Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) acceptance through our visibility as performing artists in Atlanta and surrounding communities. The MetroGnomes Band Director will facilitate the selection, preparation and performance of band music in a welcoming environment for musicians of all orientations, genders, and skill levels while presenting a positive image of the LGBTQ community. The MetroGnomes Band Director is the key professional staff member of AFB MetroGnomes Stage Band.  

Responsibilities of the MetroGnomes Band Director include:
• Work with band members and Board to create and sustain an artistic vision for the band in support of the overall AFB mission;
• Provide input into and help coordinate (along with band leaders and Board) ~ 3-5 performances per year (i.e. Spring Swing, Swing into the Holidays, community events);
• Select music/solicit input from band members and create set lists appropriate for the skill level and goals of the MetroGnomes and the specific event;
• Prepare for and lead weekly rehearsals – provide input into rehearsal scheduling; create and communicate rehearsal agenda;  
• Conduct performances and serve as the face of the band during performances; 
• Coach/provide feedback to the full band, sections or individuals inside and outside of rehearsals with a sensitivity to the diverse skill levels of the members to assist with growth as musicians and to enhance the performance of the band;
• Stay in regular, weekly communication with the band and section leaders; 
• Follow the policies and administrative guidelines of the AFB including the use of the AFB calendar to avoid conflicts with other AFB groups;
• Play instrument(s) or arrange for guest musicians on occasion, as soloist or group member to support needs of the band;
• Facilitate distribution of solo, parts and seating assignments within sections as needed;
• Attend Board of Directors meetings as an ex-officio member (optional); coordinate with MetroGnomes Board Representative and/or MetroGnomes Coordinator to prepare/present monthly Board report.
• Assist in recruitment and retention of band members;
• Represent AFB in the community (optional attendance at social or community events);
• Other responsibilities as mutually agreed between Band Director and the AFB Board.
Compensation & Schedule:  The number of hours will fluctuate depending on rehearsal and performance schedule (e.g., approximately 16-24 hrs/month regular season with a reduced summer schedule).  It is expected the Director will provide the appropriate level of support to fulfill the duties. Compensation to be determined in discussion with AFB Board.
Desirable Qualifications:  Advanced degree in Music Education or Performance, Jazz Studies or related degree; experience directing adult community volunteers.  
Atlanta Freedom Bands is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  We are a proud member of the Lesbian and Gay Band Association. We welcome applicants of all orientations and genders to apply.  Please send resume and cover letter to:  mgrep@atlantafreedombands.com
Date Posted: November 8, 2017


Position: Full time Long-term Substitute MS and US Choir Teacher
County: Fulton
Location: Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
Description: Click HERE for more details.
Date Posted: October 31, 2017


Position: Chorus Director
County: Fulton
Location: Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
Description: Click HERE for more details.
Date Posted: October 23, 2017


Position: Lower Primary School Music Teacher
County: Fulton
Location: Atlanta International School
Description: Lower Primary School Music Teacher
Applications are invited from dedicated and enthusiastic, professional educators for the position of Primary Music Teacher. This is a part-time position in our Lower Primary School (Kindergarten-Gr. 2) starting Nov. 1, 2017 - June 1, 1017. Atlanta International is an IBPYP school with a dual language program operating in the Primary School.  In this role, fluency in German or French is a plus.  
The successful Teacher Candidate will have:
•Training and experience in music education in a Primary School setting
•An international perspective and/or international teaching experience
•Bachelor’s degree or Equivalent in Primary School Music Education
•An unwavering commitment to the students
•The ability to teach through an inquiry process and to differentiate for ability levels and learning styles
•Excellent interpersonal skills with the desire to work collaboratively with the school community including students, staff, and parents.
IBPYP teaching experience is preferred, but good applicants with other curriculum experience are also welcome to apply.  Applicants who are able to teach Music in German or French would be given serious consideration.  An understanding of the principles of second language acquisition is also a plus. 
To Apply:
To apply please send curriculum vitae and cover letter to employment@aischool.org. Please use ‘PS Music Teacher’ as your subject heading. Atlanta International School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.
Date Posted: October 17, 2017


Position: Long-term Choral Director Substitute
County: Gwinnett
Location: Norcross High School
Description: Maternity leave position starting February 2018. 5 curricular choirs and one after school a cappella group. Please contact kim_money@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
Date Posted: October 23, 2017


Position: Band Director & Choral Director
County: Randolph
Location: Randolph County School System
Description: Two positions. Must be certified in the content area.
(1) Band, Grade level-6 to 12
(2) Chorus, p - 12.
Send resume to: Shirley.Marshall@sowegak12.org
Date Posted: October 3, 2017