Mizzou New Music Initiative seeks applications for Managing Director position

The University of Missouri School of Music seeks a director to manage all of the Mizzou New Music Initiative (MNMI) activities. The new Managing Director will fill the role held by Jacob Gotlib from six years from 2016 through early 2022, and current Managing Director Jason Thorpe Buchanan (interim).

Managing Director duties include:

• Working and communicating with external artists,

• Coordinating MNMI community composition programs,

• Arranging logistics for several on-campus programs,

• Serving as the primary organizer for the annual Mizzou International Composers Festival (MICF).

The Managing Director will also work with the administration and the composition faculty of the School of Music to strategize future events. Opportunities for artistic output include collaborating on the programming and assisting with guest artist selections. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications, there is also an opportunity to teach one course a year.


Minimum qualifications:  MM in Music.

Candidates will be evaluated on the highest degree earned.

Application Materials

(1) detailed letter of application,

(2) a resume,

(3) names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references.

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Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University of Missouri benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website: http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

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