Department Chair Positions

American Music Institute was founded in 2006 with the mission of providing the Chicago-land area the highest music education possible for all instruments, ages, levels and styles of music. AMI campuses are located in the western suburbs of Chicago, IL, along with other outreach locations in the western suburbs and Chicago. Department chair position description below…

Job Responsibilities

  • Part-time Position
  • Admin duties – 4-20hrs per week
  • Teaching – 4-12hrs per week
  • Participate in the observation and evaluation of faculty
  • Help with artistic decisions as they relate to performances, programing, curriculum, etc
  • Teaching high-quality instruction to beginning through advanced students in the following programs at AMI, College Faculty Program, Mini Campus, Camp, & AYSO 
  • Partner with other Chairs and/or Directors for other Programs
  • Timely and professional correspondence with Program Managers, managing directors, and partnering administrators
  • Collaborate with parents, staff and teachers
  • Participate in the hiring of faculty
  • Serve as an ambassador for AMI and aid in student recruitment
  • Work to facilitate programs through AMI’s Mini Campus Program and AYSO Clinics & Masterclasses
  • Public & private school visits – schedule & perform clinics, network with music teachers & other influencers
  • Other projects as assigned


  • College level teaching experience
  • Performance experience at high level
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Collaborative and be able to work in a team environment
  • Ability to build strong rapport with faculty, administrating, students and parents
  • Experience in recruitment, retention, marketing, networking, management, hiring, and social media
  • Highly motivated

Education Required

  • Master of Music or DMA


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