Interim Associate Director of Bands/Coordinator

HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY   Arkadelphia, AR   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
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Posted on July 3, 2021

•Interim Associate Director of Bands/Coordinator
of Athletic Bands
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POSITION: Begin August 2021. Twelve-month, instructor position.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Interim Associate Director of Bands/Coordinator of Athletic Bands must work
collaboratively with the Director of Bands in the administration of the university band program, including the
HSU Summer Band Camps. Specific responsibilities include directing the athletic bands, including the 120-
member Showband of Arkansas Marching Band and the Reddie Basketball Pep Band, conducting the
Symphony Band in the spring semester, teaching Marching Band Techniques, Instrumental Methods, and
other music education courses based on qualifications and departmental needs, supervising instrumental
music education interns, recruiting on and off campus, and active involvement with outreach efforts to public
school band programs throughout the region.

QUALIFICATIONS: Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action
Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty,
staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, candidates must possess:
● a master’s degree from an accredited institution by the date of employment.
● a minimum of three years of successful secondary teaching experience with concert bands and athletic
● experience in arranging music for winds and percussion and writing marching band drill using computer
assisted design software.
● enthusiasm for working with collegiate athletic bands. The ideal candidate will value the role of athletic
bands within a small Division II university and possess a genuine interest in contributing to that role.
● a passion for music making, conducting, and wind band literature. The ideal candidate will foster
musical experiences for music majors and nonmajors, and program diverse, innovative wind band
literature with the Symphony Band in the spring semester.
● experience with motivating and developing student leaders.
● strong administrative skills, such as managing instrument inventory, working within the parameters of
a budget, and assisting with logistical matters of large ensemble music festivals, such as the HSU
Summer Band Camps.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits program.

BAND PROGRAM: The Henderson State University band program offers opportunities for music majors and
non-majors to perform in seven large ensembles, including the “Showband of Arkansas” Marching Band,
Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, Concert Band, Reddie Pep Band, NuFusion Jazz Ensemble, and HSU Brass
Band. For more information, please visit
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC: The Department of Music at Henderson State University consists of sixteen fulltime and six part-time faculty members. The department offers the Bachelor of Music degree with tracks in
Composition, Performance, and Music Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music to approximately 110 music
majors from Arkansas and the surrounding region. It is housed in the Russell Fine Arts Building, which
includes the 214-seat Harwood Recital Hall, the Evanson Band Hall, and a state-of-the-art piano lab. For more
information, visit

THE UNIVERSITY: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, a charming, family-centered
community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock on Interstate 30. Nestled in the
foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school
system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately
30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit,, or for more information about
Henderson State University and our community.
APPLICATION: A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A
complete application will include:
● a letter of application
● a curriculum vitae
● complete contact information for three references who can speak to the candidate’s teaching abilities.
● a ten-minute maximum video link of marching band field show performances (please indicate the
candidate's role with each performing ensemble i.e., director, drill designer, music arranger, etc.)
● a ten-minute maximum video link of concert band rehearsal footage.
● a ten-minute maximum video link of concert band performance (front-view of the conductor).
Application materials must be submitted electronically to:
Bill Higgins, Chair, Interim Associate Director of Bands Search
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The final applicant for this position will be required to submit
to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy. The applicant
will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources. Under the provisions of the Arkansas
Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.