Interim Director of Bands Department of Music, Theatre and Dance Job at California State University Chico, Chico, CA

  • California State University Chico
  • Chico, CA

Job Description

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE NO LATER THAN 11:55PM ON THE CLOSING DATE. Paper applications will not be accepted ; however, Chico State is an equal opportunity employer and can provide reasonable accommodations to applicants at any step of the application process. If you need assistance in this regard, or are having technical difficulties with the application, please contact the Human Resources (staff and management positions) at 530-898-4664 or Faculty Affairs and Success (faculty positions) at 530-898-5029 prior to 5:00pm on the closing date.

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Interim Director of Bands Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

Job no: 538192

Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer

Location: Chico

Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Fine/Performing Arts, Temporary, Full Time, Part Time

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 13,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with bilingual and/or diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Interim Director of Bands

Position Starts: August, 2024

Unit: Department of Music, Theatre and Dance


Lecturer A/2 Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $5,007 - $6,359 per month
Lecturer B/3 Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $5,925 - $12,594 per month
Lecturer C/4 Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $6,500 - $13,831 per month
Lecturer D/5 Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $8,184 - $14,487 per month

Anticipated hiring range is generally at or near the minimum of the appropriate range, commensurate with education and experience. Most new lecturers are hired at the Lecturer A or B rank. See the Faculty Salaries At-a-Glance guide for more information.

Initial Review Date: May 10, 2024; complete applications received after that date may be considered.

Position Summary: The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance is seeking a full-time Academic Year Interim Director of Bands starting August, 2024.

Minimum Qualifications: The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a master's degree in music or music education. The successful candidate must have experience in directing/conducting band/wind ensembles, experience teaching classes in the area of music education, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. The successful candidate should provide evidence of their commitment to or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should be able to speak effectively about their plans for and previous success in recruitment activities.

Preferred Qualifications: DMA, Ph.D. or ABD in music education, instrumental/band music, or conducting preferred. Ability to teach studio/private instruction desirable. Previous teaching experience at the university level is preferred. Experience teaching classes in the core of the major (theory, aural musicianship, etc., preferred. Experience in secondary music education and innovative, creative, visionary, and enthusiastic artistic leadership desirable. Bilingual candidates will be given preference.

Responsibilities: This lecturer position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching; directing/conducting the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and Pep Band; administering the band program including recruiting and outreach; and providing leadership for the student band staff. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach in other related music areas within music education and the music core (music theory, music history, ear training, music fundamentals, etc.); and mount/organize productions and important events such as Hiestand Memorial Alumni and Friends Concert, Choose Chico Day, Pioneer Day Parade; and work with Director of Choral Activities for the scholarship fund raiser Glorious Sounds of the Season. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

How to Apply: Applicants must provide a current cover letter, a CV, a copy of unofficial transcripts for your highest earned degree, and contact information of three professional references. All applicants must apply online, applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

The Department: The Department of Music and Theatre offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with options in Music Education and Applied Music, a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry and Technology with options in Music Industry and Recording Arts; a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, as well as minors in Music, Musical Theatre Dance, and Theatre. Department faculty comprising 10 full-time faculty and 20 part-time faculty have a wide range of teaching and research interests, including cross-disciplinary work. In addition to the coursework offered to majors and minors, the department also participates fully in the General Education, Honors, and Liberal Studies programs. Please see our website at for more information.

Job-related questions should be directed to:

Dr. David Scholz, Search Committee Chair
Department of Music, Theatre and Dance
400 W. 1 st St.
Chico, CA 95929-0805
(530) 898-5572
[email protected]

Benefits Information:

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). California State University, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information, please visit

Additional Information:

All work must be performed within the State of California.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

All positions are contingent on funding.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, "Today Decides Tomorrow," is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.

Chico State is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

Advertised: April 10, 2024 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time

Applications close:

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