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University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, MA

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Category: Lecturer - Academic Year (9 month)

Department: Music and Dance

Locations: Amherst, MA

Posted: Dec 21, '17

Type: Part-time


About University of Massachusetts Amherst:

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, is a nationally ranked public research university and home to over 23,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The 1,430 acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. UMass Amherst, along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network. The region boasts a rural setting with easy access to Boston, Hartford, and New York City. Amherst is nestled between the Berkshire Mountains, Holyoke Range and Pelham Hills providing many recreational opportunities.

Job Description:

The Department of Music and Dance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a faculty position as VISUAL (COLORGUARD) COORDINATOR/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE MINUTEMAN MARCHING BAND.

This is a part-time (60%) nine-month non-tenure track position at the Lecturer level to begin on September 1, 2018. The initial appointment is for one year, renewable.


Coordinate all aspects of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band Colorguard including recruiting, training staff, managing equipment and uniform needs, choreographing and producing routines as required (coach student ensembles, recruit guest performers, create educational clinic, coordinate logistical arrangements for staging), and assist Marching Band Director as needed and requested.


Marching Colorguard Techniques

or other courses as assigned in accordance with areas of expertise; maintain weekly office hours, scheduled in coordination with the Director.

Assist with selecting student leaders for fall marching band, for both the colorguard and the band; recruit new members for the colorguard; assist in logistical planning for the marching band, in conjunction with the Director.

Participate in Summer Band Camp (for additional compensation).


Bachelor's degree in music performance or related field required; master's degree preferred.

Equivalent professional experience considered.

Potential for or an already established reputation as a colorguard coordinator.

Evidence of excellence in teaching as well as a high potential for recruiting at the university level.

Ability to work effectively within the department.

Additional Information:

Salary is commensurate with Lecturer rank, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Application Instructions:

To apply,

please submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) links, preferably through YouTube and in a separate document, to high quality video recordings of performances (please include dates of performances), and 4) list of three current referees with full contact information including valid email addresses electronically through Interview Exchange.

Review of applications will begin January 30, 2018

and continue until the position is filled.

Additional supporting materials may be requested from finalists. Application materials will not be returned.


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UMass Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

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