Job Details

California State University, Sacramento
  • Position Number: 4199821
  • Location: Sacramento , CA
  • Position Type: Business - Human Resources


The Sacramento State School of Music is a tightly knit community of experienced, accomplished, and passionate teachers, performers, conductors, composers, scholars, and support staff. Its students receive a comprehensive and rigorous music education while enjoying the many benefits of studying in a major liberal arts institution.

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The School of Music at Sacramento State seeks applications for a full-time lecturer position as Director of Marching & Athletic Bands. Demonstrated success in directing/producing high-level marching bands at the college or high school level. Success at administering athletic band programs and producing half-time shows. Position will include a combination of teaching units and reassigned time support for administrative activities. Must have ability to work with a diverse student population. This is a temporary lectureship that may be renewed annually dependent upon satisfactory performance, curricular needs, student enrollment, and budgetary considerations. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable to three. A decision concerning extension of the appointment will be made at the end of the first year and annually thereafter. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • Design the elements and teach the Marching Band's presentations in pregame and halftime performances at football games and special events
  • Direct the Pep Band, Winter Percussion group, and the Winter Guard
  • Active recruiting at Sacramento State, high schools, and community colleges
  • Administration of marching and athletic band program
  • Develop/sustain marching/athletic bands, management of budgets and equipment, fund-raising, grant-writing, and touring

  • Earned master's degree in music (M.A. or M.M.) or equivalent experience
  • Three years Marching Band teaching experience at high school or collegiate level
  • Strong background as a creative designer marching band director withdemonstrable potential to teach successfullyat the collegiate level
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population and to embrace cultural diversity in their work
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty and staff colleagues

  • Record of success at marching band competitions
  • Experience as an innovative and skilled instructor of record at the collegiate level
  • Evidence of ability and interest in student recruitment and community outreach
  • Experience with administrative duties, budget managing, travel, logistics, and fundraising


Review of applications begins on May 1, 2023; position remains open until filled. Applicants must submit:
  • A letter of interest referencing the position of Lectureship in Marching Band & Athletic Bands
  • A detailed curriculum vita listing qualifications and teaching experience
  • Unofficial transcripts of highest degree or degree required for position
  • A statement with examples of your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, mentorship, scholarship, and service
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A link to YouTube videos of performances of groups under your direction
  • The names, titles, and email addresses of at least three professional references who may be contacted.Additional materials may be requested after the initial review of applications.

    Please direct specific questions about the position to Stephen Blumberg,


    The Sacramento State School of Music supports and strives to fulfill Sacramento State's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to ensuring that our campus is a welcoming and inclusive place for all of our students, faculty, staff, and community members.Applicants should demonstrate through their service, teaching, and scholarship a commitment to serving women, first-generation college students, socially marginalized groups, and students with intersectional ethnic and gender identities. We seek a colleague who shows increasing competence in creating inclusive learning environments, actively engaging the campus and Sacramento communities, and participating in cross-disciplinary work. We are committed to diversifying our faculty and encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups in higher education. For more information on our values and commitments, please read our Inclusive Excellence Statement and Antiracism and Inclusive Campus Plan at, as well as our Anchor University Initiative at

    About Sacramento State

    Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: "As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

    As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

    To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

    It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit .

    The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

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