Assistant Director, Vienna Jammers
Deadline: Sept 15th, 2023
Starting Date: Oct 1st, 2023
The Vienna Jammers is a Percussion Ensemble with more than 130 children ranging in age from 8-18 years old from the Vienna, VA area.
Our mission is: To educate youth through unique percussion programs; provide a dynamic and diverse experience in the performing arts; nurture the creativity of each child, and enrich lives within the community.
Locally renowned, the award-winning organization has played to thousands of people at events including the Lincoln Memorial Music at the Monument series, ViVa Vienna!, Wolf Trap Let’s Move with Music Festival, and Vienna Halloween Parade. The Jammers also travel outside the geographical area when the opportunities arise. Examples include the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) and in a joint concert with the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Steel Drum Band.
Members of the ensembles use a combination of traditional and non-traditional instruments, including marimbas, hand drums, trash cans, and any other object they can hit! There are seven separate ensembles grouped by age and rehearsal frequency. The steel pans are the primary ensemble for our teenaged Jammers.
We are seeking an Assistant Director to join our Jammers team. Our new Assistant Director will have the following responsibilities:
Work closely with our Executive director to organize and run weekly Jammers rehearsals and frequent community Jammers performances
Personally direct rehearsals with all of our Jammers ensembles
Perform with all of our Jammers ensembles on mallets, world percussion, drum set and steel drums
Compose and arrange music for each Jammers ensemble
Candidates must have the following requirements:
Music Education or Performance major from a 4 year University/School of Music in the area of Percussion (currently enrolled or graduate of)
Experience teaching secondary music education
Experience performing and educating on mallet percussion instruments, world percussion instruments, drum set and steel drums
Experience with Music Technology Software (IE: Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X) and ability to facilitate set-up, capture, and delivery of live audio and video content
Ability to compose and arrange music for diatonic marimba and steel pan
Monday 6:45-9 pm
Tues-Thurs 4:20-6:20 pm
Hours per week: 10*
*hours Planning, arranging, and gigs not included in this total
How to Apply?
Using the form, upload a one page resume and include a cover letter stating how your experience in music education and community engagement will be beneficial to the Vienna Jammers.
Applications will be accepted until midnight, September 15th, 2023.
Candidates chosen will be notified on/around September 23rd. The next round will be virtual interviews followed by a live, in-person rehearsal with one of the ensembles.
Thank you for your submission, and we look forward to hiring our next Assistant Director.
Vienna Jammers is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all people affiliated with the organization
Vienna Jammers does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.