Academy of Music Director

Academy of Music Director

Dutchess Community College
Poughkeepsie New York
Posted On:
July 19, 2021


About Dutchess Community College: Music brings joy to the lives of so many, and whether you're interested in pursuing it as a career, or you simply want a fun and fulfilling hobby, the Dutchess Community College Academy of Music is ready to accompany you. Credit-free group classes, ensembles and private lessons are available for children, teens and adults of any skill level who want to have fun learning at a more relaxed tempo. Mission Statement The DCC Academy of Music is committed to providing individual lessons, ensembles and group classes for the musical enrichment of students with both avocational and professional ambitions, as well as the needs and interests of the diverse populations from across the region, including children and life-long learners. Job Description: • Oversee Academy of Music operations including planning, budget and spending, and serve as liaison to DCC's business office. • Reports to Associate Dean of Academic Affairs or designee. • Work with College Scheduling Office to coordinate scheduling of all credit-free Music Academy course offerings, including the use of facilities. • Oversees the registration and payment process for all Academic of Music courses. • Hire credit-free instructors and Academy Assistant. • Train, supervise and evaluate credit-free instructors and Academy Assistant. • Manage funds, awards, and databases for the Academy's scholarship programs, including the Musiclink Scholarship, the Washington Fund, and the Muriel Bozsik Scholarship. • Implement the Academy's marketing message on social media, email campaigns, and print campaigns. • Provide input for Academy's credit-free course description listings on website and brochure each semester. • Make decisions on which credit-free classes to cancel and which classes to run, in consultation with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs • Oversee curriculum development for credit-free group classes and summer music institutes. • Oversee scheduling of room reservations and instructor schedules, under the supervision of the Associate Dean and in collaboration with the Academy assistant. • Oversee organization of credit-free course scheduling, classroom reservations, piano tunings, and other facilities-related operations. • Maintain effective communication between students, parents, instructors, administration, and other college departments. • Organize and officiate Academy credit-free student recitals, both on and off-campus. • Facilitate the Academy's outreach and partnerships in the community. • Represent the Academy publicly at conferences, fairs, and other community events. • Develop and implement project plans for budgeting, scheduling, marketing, fundraising, and curriculum design. • Provide input for credit-free instructor payroll and contracts. Interface with DCC's payroll department. • Submit reports to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs on enrollment and tuition data each semester.


• BA/BS in Music or related field with knowledge of music education. MA/MS preferred.
• Minimum of two years as music instructor
• Minimum of two years in an administrative capacity in an educational setting
• Experience with supervision
• Demonstrated understanding of the knowledge, skills, and processes needed to select and evaluate curriculum as well as instructional methods in music programs
• Concern for student needs in a demanding academic context as well as flexibility, patience, and professional integrity
• Success at managing a wide array of projects and initiatives and ability to work in a fast-paced work environment.
• Strong verbal and written communication as well as interpersonal and organizational proficiency
• Demonstrated community outreach and curriculum development/management experience.
• Ability to multitask

Additional Information:
A background check will be required.

How to Apply

Application Instructions:
To Apply, go to

Please submit application, resume and cover letter.

Dutchess Community College is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.