LSJUMB Music and Operations Director - 72022
Description The Stanford University Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) is currently accepting applications for the position of the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band (LSJUMB) Music and Operations Director. This position reports to the Senior Associate AD, External Relations or his/her designee.
The position of the LSJUMB Music and Operations Director is a unique experience, not only because the LSJUMB is a unique musical organization but also because this position focuses on musicality and some operations of the organization.
Musical Leadership and Instruction
The LSJUMB Music and Operations Director main task is to continuously improve the musical performance of the band through instruction and arranging new music.
Coach student leadership and support all facets of student performance.
Build relationships within the Athletic Department, Music Department, Student Affairs, and the Band Alumni.
Coordinate field rehearsals for football games, typically three 2.5 hour rehearsals.
Instruct small groups through sectionals, up to 8 hours a week.
Expand music lesson opportunities and support exciting instruction.
Attendance and Rehearsing:
An ongoing goal for the LSJUMB is consistent and demonstrable improvement. It is critical for the Music Director to be present in order to provide feedback to the musicians, better develop the bands sound, and build relationships with both the bands leadership and general members. The Music Director is expected to:
Record and attend every Monday rehearsal and meet with the Drum Major later in the week to discuss the musical progress of the LSJUMB.
Be present for other musical rehearsals i.e. Friday and Saturday field rehearsals.
Attend the entirety of every home and postseason football game.
Conduct the National Anthem at football games.
Be available for 1.5 hours each week to work with sections. Meeting times can be flexible based on scheduling considerations.
Coordinate and direct the one-unit Red Vest rehearsals class in Winter and Spring Quarters, if there is student interest.
Attend at least two events in Maples Pavilion during the Fall Quarter and four events in Maples Pavilion during the Winter Quarter, as coordinated with LSJUMB management.
Be available for travel with the band on various trips, including football away games and postseason football bowl games. Attendance at New Years Six bowl games and College Football Playoff games is mandatory. Attendance at other bowl games is encouraged, but flexibility is permitted if pre-existing professional commitments create scheduling conflicts.
Attend weekly Staff Meetings with band staff.
Attend monthly Stanford Band Alumni Board meetings when there are no class schedule conflicts. If unable to attend, an update is to be provided to the head of the Alumni Board.
Arranging New Music:
The LSJUMB prides itself in performing exciting yet challenging music that has been arranged specifically for the LSJUMB by students, alumni, and previous musical directors. In order to maintain members enthusiasm for the music and help with recruitment of new musicians, it is important to have a continual supply of new charts. The Music Director is required to provide support to students in addition to producing his / her own arrangements. The Music Director is expected to:
Create arrangements that will appeal to the LSJUMB, students alumni, and audiences
Hold seminars about arranging music at the start of the Fall Quarter.
Arrange and present a minimum of 2-3 charts per year. Songs must be mutually vetted by Music Director and LSJUMB before charting work begins.
Be an active and available resource for students who are interesting in arranging music for the LSJUMB.
Benchmark with other bands in the Pac-12
Enthusiastic about supporting the musical properties that make the LSJUMB unique (no experience requirements for members, strong brass lines, and energy over precision).
Advise students on conduct that is appropriate and will meet the standards set by Stanford Athletics.
Represent Stanford University in an appropriate manner while maintaining the integrity of LSJUMB.
Proactive in engaging with the core 30-40 members of the LSJUMB.
Committed to supporting students who are learning to provide musical and organizational leadership, specifically to the Drum Major, Band Manager and band staff.
Supportive of having students set the musical and overall goals for the LSJUMB.
Planning of instrument maintenance and purchase plan.
Attend Band performances: football games, basketball & volleyball games, and a variety of other events.
Serve as the band contact for Athletic Department Event Operations staff; this includes attending football operations meeting during the season.
Coordinate logistics for band appearances: practice location reservations, equipment arrival and storage, and special appearances (example: tailgate visits).
Work closely with Student Affairs on many aspects of band management, including coordinating the strategic planning and development of the LSJUMB.
This position is expected to have a reporting relationship with Student Affairs.
Expected time commitment:
The time commitment for this role is intended to be similar to a full-time appointment at 40 hours per week. The Music and Operations Director is expected to devote the time necessary to ensure that LSJUMB is musically fit and to perform duties at a level necessary for an acceptable and constantly improving standard of music performance to be achieved.
Qualifications Basic Requirements:
Musical experience with woodwinds, brass and drum-lines.
Experience arranging music
Three years minimum experience conducting a musical ensemble, five to eight preferred.
MA required, Ph.D or a comparable combination of education and experience preferred
All Athletic Department positions share responsibility for promoting and maintaining the integrity and reputation of Stanford University and its intercollegiate athletics program. In fulfilling this responsibility of this position the person hired is required to comply with both the letter and spirit of all University policies and procedures, laws, and NCAA and Pacific-12 rules and regulations.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via the website http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/
Final offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check that includes employment history, national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search, and where applicable, a credit check and/or driving record.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We are not able to provide relocation or sponsorship for this position. Thank you for your interest!
Job Code: 4111