Charlotte Pride Band
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PO Box 36032

Charlotte, NC 28236

charlotteprideband@gmail.com

Dr. John S. Ross, Artistic Director

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A 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization

Vacancy Announcement

Assistant Artistic Director 

Our Mission

The mission of the Charlotte Pride Band is to provide an open, inviting environment for musicians of all ability levels while promoting the value and respect of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied people in the Charlotte metropolitan area through quality musical performances. 

Our Vision

We believe that music can bring together any community.  We intend to provide the highest quality performances we can for the enjoyment and support of the community at large so that one day we live in a diverse, supportive community that's welcoming to everyone.

Job Description

The Assistant Artistic Director is a creative individual who helps conduct the various ensembles of the Charlotte Pride Band, in particular focusing on small ensembles. Working with the Artistic Director, this person helps choose the repertoire for each performance that best suits the performers and audience; works to schedule and maintain community outreach opportunities; and represents the Charlotte Pride Band to the community, the LGBA (Lesbian and Gay Band Association), vendors, donors, and prospective members. Charlotte Pride Band is a not-for-profit organization; this position does, however, receive a stipend commensurate with experience.      

Responsibilities

  • Supports the Artistic Director by helping lead rehearsals and conduct performances of Symphonic Band, Chamber Ensembles, and Marching Band.

  • Assists with selection of themes and repertoire for ensembles.

  • Identifies musical equipment necessary for performances.

  • Works closely with board members to maximize rehearsal productivity and finances.

  • Maintains a positive and inclusive rehearsal environment for members. 

Minimum Qualifications

The following minimum qualifications for the Assistant Artistic Director must be met in order to be considered for the position:

  • Bachelor of Music, near completion, or equivalent combination study and experience.

  • Musical knowledge of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.

  • Ability to read a full band score.

  • Experience conducting musical ensembles of various experience levels.

  • Ability to articulate music theory, phrasing, and concepts.

  • Knowledge of standard concert band literature.

Preferred Skills

The following preferred qualifications are not required in order to apply, but are advantageous to an applicant:

  • Proficiency in Jazz methods; ability to lead/rehearse/conduct Jazz ensembles.

  • Experience with marching band repertoire and techniques.

  • Ability to arrange music for ensembles of various sizes.

To Apply

In order to apply, please submit the following materials to charlotteprideband@gmail.com

  • Letter of Interest

  • Resume including Relevant Experience

  • List of Professional References