Music Instructor - Jazz Program Coordinator (FAC2935)

Fine Arts & Humanities · Hutchinson, Kansas
Department Fine Arts & Humanities
Employment Type Full-time Faculty

This position will begin in the Spring Semester of 2022.


Essential Functions –

  • Teach music related courses and brass instrument Applied Music (for music majors). Assignments may include evening courses and teaching via alternative delivery systems, such as online.
  • Conduct instrumental jazz ensembles and combos; present a minimum of two public concerts per academic year.
  • Coordinate instrumental jazz activities such as concerts (on- or off-campus), touring possibilities, clinics, festivals, workshops and/or master classes.
  • Recruit students for music and other fine arts programs and make scholarship awards to music majors and students involved in the jazz ensembles and combos within published deadlines.
  • Foster positive professional relationships with area high school music program directors/faculty and with community members to support HutchCC music programs.
  • Communicate/maintain jazz patron/donor relationships for the purpose of raising scholarship funds for jazz and music programs.
  • Maintain records and files as requested by the department chairperson.
  • Collaborate with other faculty in the department on classes, concerts, trips, workshops, recruiting, clinics, and performances.
  • Collaborate with the theatre program on a musical each school year. Duties may include conducting, providing musicians, and rehearsing the music. 
  • Maintain skills in teaching methods and course development as recommended by HutchCC.
  • Arrive on time for work, attend work regularly, and successfully complete the responsibilities of the position.
  • Comply with HutchCC policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Serve actively on campus committees.


Secondary –


  • Additional responsibilities may include recommendation of upgrades for music technology, online development, and curriculum development.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the appropriate Department Chairperson and/or the Vice-President of Academic Affairs.




  • Master’s degree in music required with preference to those candidates with graduate studies in the jazz genre
  • Demonstrated success in conducting, coordination of a jazz program, and student recruitment at a college level preferred
  • Professional performing experience in music preferred
  • Willingness to teach via alternative delivery systems including online and/or other distance education modes
  • Brass or percussion emphasis and performing experience preferred
  • Develop and maintain effective professional relationships with area music directors, donors, fine arts colleagues, administration, and peers
  • Communicate effectively with individuals from diverse ethnic, racial, socioeconomic, gender and disabilities populations
  • Maintain confidentiality in a student-centered environment
  • Physical requirements include: excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills; ability to understand words and respond effectively and appropriately; visual acuity to view a computer terminal; use appropriate judgment and apply tact and courtesy in difficult situations; light/indoor work environment
  • Mental requirements include the ability to learn/comprehend basic instructions about the position
  • Physical and mental qualifications must be performed with or without a reasonable accommodation. -The qualifications listed are guidelines for selection purposes; alternative qualifications may be substituted if sufficient to perform the duties




The salary is determined per the 2021-2022 Hiring Salary Schedule in the local HutchCC Master Agreement. This full-time faculty position is a nine-month annual based on contract renewal, 170 work days per contract period, 15 extra days for recruitment, due process rights eligible, benefit eligible, and exempt.  For a copy of the hiring schedule for this position, please see the attached schedule, or you may visit the following address: Total number of days worked per contract period: 170 (170 + 15 additional days = 185 tot al work days)

– Annual contract dates:  August 1 through May 31.  This position will begin Spring semester, 2022.

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  • Location
    Hutchinson, Kansas
  • Department
    Fine Arts & Humanities
  • Employment Type
    Full-time Faculty