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Director of Bands - Starts 2021-22 School Year - McNary

Company: Salem-Keizer School District
Location: Salem
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Director of Bands

Open until filled.

Review of materials will begin May 19th.

Video interview required (email invitation to follow).

McNary High School (Salem, OR) seeks a dynamic conductor and educator to lead its band program, consisting of multiple curricular wind bands and athletic bands. The McNary High School band program enjoys a strong reputation for performance excellence in concert and on the field.

Responsibilities: Provide artistic and instructional leadership for multiple curricular choirs at all levels including programming and pedagogy relevant to their development. Align instruction to all local and state curricular guidelines and monitor and record progress and achievement for all students.

Preferred qualifications: Education and experience commensurate with leading a large, diverse, and successful band program. The ideal candidate has a history of performance success with ensembles as well as providing leadership and guidance for an active parent booster organization. A successful record of developing both skilled ensembles as well as fostering individual technique, musicianship, and student leadership. A record of leadership and collaboration amongst colleagues in your own institution as well as across your discipline.

About Salem-Keizer Public Schools: SKPS is Oregon's second largest district, home to sixty-five schools and over forty thousand students. Seventy percent of the students are considered economically disadvantaged and seventeen percent are considered to be English language learners. The Salem-Keizer music program is staffed by nearly one hundred skilled pedagogues and offers comprehensive music education including K-5 compulsory general music and elective instruction in orchestra, choir, and band beginning in late elementary. Additional programs in contemporary music and recording arts are available at select schools. Collectively, the SKPS music programs have earned more state championship titles than all other districts combined, and the community places a high value on quality music experiences for their children.

About McNary High School: McNary High School, located in Keizer, OR, is one of six comprehensive high schools in the SKPS district. McNary's student enrollment is over-two thousand students, has twice been recognized as an AVID school of distinction, and consistently has one of the highest graduation rates in the region. Additionally, approximately 30% of students are enrolled in a performing arts course. The performing arts program consists of six faculty including a dedicated jazz instructor, programs in choir and orchestra, including full symphony, theater, and contemporary/studio music and recording arts.

About Salem, Oregon: Salem is the capital of Oregon, in the heart of the Willamette Valley, in the northwest quadrant of the state. It, along with nearby Keizer, is home to over 200,000 residents and offers a vibrant downtown, amenities, and natural spaces surrounding the Willamette River and throughout the region. It is within one-hour's drive to Oregon's largest city, Portland, and is under two hours to the famed Oregon coast.

Additional materials: In addition to the required materials, please submit: 1) a link to a private channel (YouTube, Vimeo, other) containing video and/or audio examples of your work in performance and, if possible, of instruction; 2) a one-page Statement on Equitable Practice in the Classroom.

Additional questions may be directed to:

Stephen Lytle, DMA

Coordinator, Music and Drama

Salem-Keizer Public Schools

Erik Jespersen


McNary High School

Video interview required (email invitation to follow)

Start date: August 31, 2021

Type: Licensed

FTE: 1.0

Status: Permanent

Salary is prorated based on FTE: $42,234 - $83,126 (Salary is based on the 2020-21 salary range and is subject to change)

Application Procedure: Apply online

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application. Preference will be given to those applicants with work or lived experience with culturally, linguistically and racially diverse communities.

Salem-Keizer School District is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

Keywords: Salem-Keizer School District, Salem , Director of Bands - Starts 2021-22 School Year - McNary, Other , Salem, Oregon

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