Percussion Instructor

Charleston Charter School of Math and Science
Charleston, SC
Posted On:
March 2, 2023


PERCUSSION INSTRUCTOR GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the site administrator and an assistant to the high school Band Director, the Percussion Instructor is responsible for the planning and instruction of the school’s percussion students. Responsibilities may encompass parade band percussion. The instructor prepares appropriate music and rehearses the ensemble for independent performances and possible competitions in accordance with school curriculum. The duties of the percussion instructor are as follows:  Engage students to practice, play and perform introduced materials.  Stay actively participating in assisting students in sectionals and whole group rehearsals.  Teach drum line basics, i.e. warm-ups, marching techniques and stick work.  Teach cadences for marching/playing at athletic, school and community events.  Teach and assist players with mallet technique.  Monitor and control student behavior according to established procedures.  Maintain inventories of percussion supplies, materials, and equipment.  Adjust and maintain percussion instruments ensuring timely availability for student use.  Be able to work outdoors and indoors; exposure to the sun, heat, cold and inclement weather.  Other duties as assigned by the Principal or Band Director, i.e. conducting ensemble for school celebrations or rallies. QUALIFICATIONS:  High School Diploma  Strong background in marching band, and percussion performance.  Experience in the various subgroups of the percussion section (e.g. snare, bass, tenors, mallets, etc.)  Ability to inspire students, building enthusiasm and love of the subject  Ability to tune/replace drum heads and minor repairs on drumline equipment.  Ability to work effectively with students, staff, parents, administrators, and community members.  Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and exercise good judgment in making decisions.  Strong organizational and communication skills  Ability to interact with students of different ages and skill levels in a positive and professional manner.  Be responsible for the selection, training, and performances at designated events. COMPENSATION: Negotiable IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Band Director and Principal HOURS PER WEEK: Hours vary with class scheduling.

How to Apply

Contact the band director: ([email protected]) and attach a resume.