Music Director - Columbia, MD

School of Rock is the original performance-based, interactive music school founded in 1998 in Philadelphia. With almost 200 schools, and a strong internationally recognized brand, School of Rock is the largest after-school music education provider. Our mission is to help kids rock their worlds.

Summary

The Music Director embodies rock and roll in a positive way and is responsible for creating the most valuable student experience possible. This role creates a safe and inspiring environment for students to achieve their musical and creative potential and ensures that each School of Rock student has an exceptional musical journey.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for music and education-related elements within the School

  • Maximize the quality of music instruction including private lessons and shows

  • Roll out the music curriculum and oversee all product execution

  • Oversee all aspects of shows, ensuring that show productions are well executed

  • Market the school by keeping excellent relations with parents and students and engaging in describing the programs to prospective students

  • Support lessons and rehearsals as necessary to boost school profitability and operational efficiencies

  • Work with the General Manager to open school punctually according to hours of business and staying later when necessary during show season and summer camp

  • Maintain all music equipment

  • Communicate and interact regularly with parents on student progress and address any questions and issues about the music program

  • Partner with the GM to recruit and manage Music Instructors and Show Directors

  • Ensure the Music Instructors and Show Directors are trained in SoR methodology

  • Maintain a presence in the local music community to promote the school

  • The Music Director reports to the General Manager (GM) of the School

Skill Requirements

  • Successful gigging musician with formal music school training and/or 3+ years experience teaching music

  • Experience as a Show Director with School of Rock preferred

  • Knowledge of music theory and curriculum design

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong customer relations skills

  • Resourceful and good problem-solver

  • Works well under pressure

  • Enthusiastic, flexible, patient, and positive demeanor

  • Good judgment a must

For consideration please include a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for this role along with your resume.

It is the policy of School of Rock to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. School of Rock complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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