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Director of Bard Conservatory Preparatory Division
Location: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, United States
Internal Number: 136491
The Bard Conservatory Preparatory Division, since its founding in the fall of 2007, has offered high quality music education to young musicians in the Hudson Valley and its environs. The Preparatory Division has 26 part-time faculty, a small part-time administrative support staff, and enrollment of approximately 165 students, aged three to eighteen. Its offerings include private instruction in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, euphonium, percussion, guitar, and composition. It also offers musicianship classes, ensembles, and early childhood music education classes. The Preparatory Division is based in the beautiful László Z. Bitó Conservatory building on the Bard College campus. During the school year it offers Saturday instruction in two 15-week semesters, and in the summer, it offers a two-week long day camp.
The director of the Preparatory Division, with the assistance of the part-time staff, is responsible for all elements of the preparatory programs. They include:
● The hiring and supervision of faculty and administrative staff, including the management of the travel logistics and reimbursement for faculty commuting from New York City.
● The oversight of students
--Managing and maintaining registration for new and returning students.
--Assigning students to teachers and ensembles
--Determine class placement (Musicianship and Chamber Music) on a semester basis
● Administering and managing scheduling and logistics of Bard Prep activities during the academic year and during the two-week long summer camp. This includes private lessons, classes, auditions, juries, and recitals.
● Managing and overseeing finances:
--Responsible for creation and balancing of operational budgets
--Manage cash flow, expenses, reimbursement and budgets.
--Generating invoices and collecting tuition payments on a semester basis
--Manage payroll hours for Faculty, Accompanists, College/Conservatory Student Workers
● Oversight of the Prep Division website
● Leading development efforts for the Preparatory Division
--Organize fundraising events
--Cultivate donors within the Bard Prep community
--Develop new fundraising initiatives
● Cultivating community outreach events.
It requires presence on-campus for Saturday teaching days during the academicyear and during the two-week long Preparatory Division Summer Camp. The Director may work remotely when presence on campus is not required.
We are pleased to offer our full-time employees an excellent benefit package which includes; multiple heath insurance options; TIAA retirement plans; generous vacation, sick, and personal time; and more. To learn more about employee benefits and eligibility at Bard College, please visit https://www.bard.edu/humanresources/benefits/.
Bachelor's of Music is required. Master's degree is preferred but not required.
Please submit through Interfolio the following:
Teaching philosophy statement (approximately one to two pages). This is a general statement of the applicant's educational values and approaches
Contact information for three professional references
Application deadline is January 2, 2024
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.