2145 Guard Manager


TITLE Guard Manager





MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Department Head, Music


The Guard Manager serves as Color Guard instructor in the fall, instructs and manages the Winter Guard, and manages festivals and camps, such as, the Winter Guard, Classic, and Bands Alive.  The Guard Manager supervises junior staff and drum majors, recruits new participants, coordinates ushers for all performances, and manages schedule and events of the Wehr Band Hall.


Education: A high school diploma is required; some college is preferred.

Experience: A background in music is required; marching experience, guard skills, and a knowledge of costume design is required.

Skills:  Computer literacy and general office skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.


1. Helps to ensure consistency in instruction and performance by serving as Color Guard instructor in the fall and instructing and managing the Winter Guard.

2. Ensures that visiting guard participants have a positive experience while visiting the campus by managing festivals and camps, such as the Winter Guard, Classic, and Bands Alive.

3. Helps to ensure the effective operation of the Guard and performances by supervising junior staff and drum majors, recruiting new participants, coordinating ushers for all performances, and managing the schedule and events of the Wehr Band Hall.

4. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

5. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director of Bands.

6. Helps to ensure the success of the band by assisting in the band office as needed and performing all other duties assigned.


The Guard Manager is supervised by the Director of Bands and supervises junior staff and drum majors.




Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 0 - 300 Points: Entry-level general knowledge of processes, methods, and procedures that can be obtained through on-the-job training in one or more simple work processes. Knowledge permits the employee to complete less demanding, related, and recurring assignments that can be quickly mastered and/or to assist experienced coworkers. Knowledge and skill at this level are typically acquired through on-the-job training and a combination of high school diploma and previous work experience or some college course work or vocational training.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 1 - 50 Points: Typically, little, if any, supervision of others is required. The job may require irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers and/or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. The amount of time spent on directing the work of others is normally a small portion of total work time.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 2 - 100 Points: Interactions are generally routine and structured involving employees inside the University, students, or the general public. The purpose may include obtaining or clarifying facts, coordinating work, solving recurring problems, or providing factual information to others. Contacts may be with coworkers or structured exchanges with students, faculty, or the general public, and are generally for the purpose of exchanging information.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 1 - 100 Points: The work generally involves sequential steps and methods explained by the supervisor and/or described by specific guidelines, such as standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals. Tasks are relatively clear-cut and involve related steps, processes, and methods. The employee may be required to recognize differences in a variety of situations, but those differences are normally clear and require the selection of standard processes to resolve. Deviations from standard procedures or guidelines must be authorized.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 1 - 150 Points: Work involves services including collecting, processing, and disseminating information for others to use. Work activities may be complex and may affect the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services, but typically involve providing information for others to use rather than requiring managerial decision-making on the part of the incumbent. Job activities typically have limited consequences for the department and relatively minor impact on the cost center. Jobs at this level typically involve no budgetary control except for the normal responsibilities associated with monitoring and reporting every day expenses.