Instrumental Music Department Chair


Posting Date:                         July 6, 2020                                              Employment Date:  August 24, 2020

Application Deadline:          July 31, 2020                                            Length of Contract:  10.5-month/210 days/7.5 hrs/day

Salary Range:                       $47,508-$59,607

Benefits:                Retirement, Sick Leave, Personal Leave, Medical Insurance, Group Life Insurance, Adv. Degree Supplement


To Apply:  All interested applicants must submit a current resume and a letter of interest to:

                                    Dr. Andrea F. Warren, Executive Director

                                    The Governor’s School for the Arts

                                    254 Granby Street

                                    Norfolk, VA 23510

                                    Office Phone  (757)451-4711     Fax (757)451-4715



Minimum Qualifications:              

  • Degree in Music.

  • Three years teaching experience.

  • Demonstrate skills and in-depth knowledge of classical orchestral music.

  • Demonstrate skills as an accomplished musician.


Essential Task:  The position is responsible for assisting the executive director in the coordination, supervision and management of the Instrumental Music Department. The listed duties are intended only to illustrate the various types of work performed.  The omission of duties does not exclude them from the position.


  • Assist the executive director in the developing and maintaining of a rigorous instrumental music program.

  • Assist the executive director in the administration of the instrumental music department; enforce school policies and procedures.

  • Teach a maximum of eight hours per week; more if needed.

  • Secure and monitor adjunct faculty; maintain and submit faculty time sheets.

  • Maintain a good working relationship with local arts organizations.

  • Plan, secure and schedule guest artists for the department.

  • Develop the instructional master class schedule for the department.

  • Oversee students’ attendance, academic progress and juried evaluations.

  • Audition and selection of potential students for the program.

  • Requisition of supplies, music and equipment, conduct inventories, maintain records and check on receipts for such materials.

  • Work with the executive director with compiling and managing the department’s annual operational budget.

  • Schedule and conduct parent-teacher conferences.

  • Assist with safe school protocols.

  • Additional duties as assigned by the executive director.



Tel. 757-451-4711

Fax. 757-451-4715

254 Granby St, 
Norfolk, VA 23510



Monday - Friday  9:30 AM - 5:00 PM




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