Graduate Assistant for Athletic Band

Graduate Assistants act as helpers to their departments, students or professors in a research or administrative capacity. Their primary responsibilities include assisting with various administrative tasks, organizing campus events and conducting various research task.

For students intending to get an MBA:

GA positions require a two year commitment to the College. GA’s cannot complete the MBA program in less than two calendar years.

You must first apply and be accepted into the MBA program in order to be selected for a Graduate Assistant position.

You must receive a GA position before being enrolled in any MBA courses; once you have been enrolled in any MBA courses you are no longer eligible to receive a GA position.

Lastly, individuals must remain in good-standing in the graduate program in order to continue in the GA position.

Position Summary

The Athletic Band’s Graduate Assistant is responsible for assisting in all aspects of the program, including but not limited to recruiting, scheduling, training, monitoring academic progress, promotions, fundraising and working with multiple ensembles. The Graduate Assistant is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by Benedictine College, the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart), and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Benedictine College is a member of the NAIA at the Division I level.

Essential Functions

  • Assisting in all aspects of the teaching and management of the Raven Band program
  • Ability to represent Benedictine College and its values to prospective and current students
  • Recruiting in accordance with Benedictine College policies and procedures
  • Teach, train, and coach musicians in the program
  • Supporting the academic and personal development of all students in the program
  • Visible, fully integrated member of the College community
  • Assist in developing alumni relations
  • Represent Benedictine College and the program in a professional manner

Position Qualifications

Competency Statement(s)

  • Commitment to the overall development of the student and the mission of the College
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Outstanding work ethic
  • A Bachelor of Music degree, preferably in music education
  • Acceptance into the Graduate College at Benedictine College
  • Graduate-level performance skills on principal instrument
  • Musicianship, conducting skills, and rehearsal ability that enable the applicant to conduct university ensembles
  • Knowledge of percussion, college marching band
  • Demonstrated success in recruitment. Experience recruiting scholarship students highly desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire musicians to develop to their fullest potential
  • Outstanding skills in oral and written communication
  • Good organizational ability and computer competency


  • Bachelor's Degree

Academic Requirement(s)

  • Must be fully admitted in a Master’s Degree program at Benedictine College


  • Strong preference for percussion experience and /or color guard experience. College marching band and/or DCI experience preferable.


  • Full tuition waiver (books and fees not included) with completion and approval of Tuition Benefit Form each semester.


Apply to this Position

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Benedictine College welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds. The College is committed to assuring equal opportunities in employment.