Director of Athletic Bands
Indiana Wesleyan University
United States


Indiana Wesleyan University and the Division of Music is seeking applications from qualified individuals to apply for the position of Athletic Bands Director. Successful candidates will show evidence of personal faith in Jesus Christ, comfort with the Wesleyan perspective, and a commitment to liberal learning as well as a fully integrated life of faith and work, embracing God’s purpose individually and collaboratively.  Applicants who bring diverse ethnic, racial, and gender perspectives to their scholarship and teaching are especially encouraged to apply.  

The Division of Music is a Christ-centered academic community that provides students the opportunity for personal, professional and spiritual development in preparation for a life of service.

Start date will be July 1, 2020


Chair, Division of Music


Earned Master’s degree in Music or candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education with commensurate experience will be considered


The successful candidate will direct and administrate the IWU Marching Wildcats, an ensemble that will begin in the Fall of 2021.  The candidate’s responsibilities include creative drill-writing techniques, managing staff and working with the Division of Music as well as the IWU Athletic Department.  This individual will also direct the IWU Concert Band and will direct and administrate the IWU Wildcat Pep Band (Basketball).  Additional teaching responsibilities will depend on the candidate’s qualifications, the area of specialization, and departmental needs.  The person filling this position will be a visible student recruiter for the IWU Division of Music and support the bands and other instrumental ensembles.


According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  •  Displayed success leading marching bands at the high school and/or collegiate levels. 
  • Successful experience arranging music for winds and percussion, writing marching band drill, keeping inventory, budget management and experience developing student leaders is required.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and maintaining a work environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  Accordingly, the University affords equal opportunity to all employees and prospective employees without regard to race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

These have access to all the rights, privileges, and programs generally made available to employees at the University.  It does not discriminate in the administration of its policies, programs, nor during any phase of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other compensation, and termination of employment.

As an educational institution operating under The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University reserves and exercises its privileges under applicable law to prefer employees on the basis of religion and who are best suited to its religious purpose.

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