With more than 5,000 students, Kilgore College is a two-year, comprehensive public community college located in East Texas. The College is focused on continually improving their students’ holistic experience leading them to success in life while improving access to higher education and partnering with those who advance the vision of a stronger community culturally, socially, and economically.
KC is now accepting applications for the position of Music Department Recruiter, a person who will take on the responsibilities of various timed initiatives throughout a 12-month calendar year for the purpose of recruiting and assisting with the enrollment process of new music students in the Department of Music and Dance.
The goal is to grow the Department’s number of music majors, minors, and participants by assisting with the administration of on- and off-campus recruiting events including the coordination of Director visits to high schools, recruiting and music conventions, and music education performance events. Assisting the Director of Bands and the Director of Choral/Vocal Music with background clerical and communication tasks with prospective students, directors, and parents is a major portion of the position which includes promotional items acquisition and disbursement as well as coordination with the College’s outreach team. The position reports to the Department Chair of Music and Dance and coordinates all activities in music recruiting and outreach with the Chair. Music Audition Days, Evening Concerts, High School College Fairs, Kilgore College Club Events, TMEA and Summer Southwest Music Conventions, and other events are required for this person to facilitate aspects and attend. Success is measured for the position by meeting timelines, developing a professional exhibit hall recruiting booth with the Chair, managing social media for the Department, facilitating recruiting aspects of performance events including video/audio production, and identifying and tracking target needs by area of instrumental/vocal prospects throughout a recruiting season.
The successful candidate will be resourceful, professional, and have a Bachelor’s Degree in a Music discipline as well as strong organizational and oral/written communication skills, and a desire to work with music faculties and students in a recruiting context. Applicants must have strong computer skills with MS Office software and basic website capabilities. Experience with social media is preferred. Also, the candidate must be a self-starter and be able to work independently as well as work flexible hours at certain times of the year, including weekends and/or evenings. Must have dependable transportation.
Position Start Date: The vacancy is immediate, and the start date is negotiable.
This position will remain open until filled. Applicants must submit a current resume’, letter of interest, completed Kilgore College Staff application form, which can be found at www.kilgore.edu/jobs and unofficial transcripts. Transcripts, letter of interest, and resume’ can be uploaded with the application for employment. Should you receive an error message when uploading these documents, you may email them to HumanResources@kilgore.edu An offer of employment will be contingent upon passing a background check. Federal law prohibits the employment of unauthorized aliens. All persons hired must submit satisfactory proof of employment authorization and identity within three (3) days of being hired. Failure to submit proof within the required time shall result in immediate employment termination. An offer of employment is contingent upon passing a background check.
Additional Application Materials: Interested candidates should also send a position statement regarding recruiting methods, and any relevant materials demonstrating promotional development in music education.
Interview Process: Desired candidates will be contacted for interviews and presentations. Interviewees will be given 10 minutes to present their plan for growing the Kilgore College Music Department to the interview team and will answer questions following the presentations. Audio and video equipment resources will be available for such purpose.