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Musical Director for Musical

TITLE: Musical Director for Musical


  1. Hold a valid State of Maine Criminal History Records Check Approval.

  2. CEHS teacher or staff member preferred.

  3. An adult with a strong organizational and communication skills and a strong background and skill set connected with the musical aspect of theater productions.

REPORTS TO: Building Principal or Assistant Principal


Approximately 5-10 students and parent volunteers involved in the musical aspect of Cape Elizabeth High School’s musical theater productions.


The goal of the Musical Director is to support the musical needs of Cape Elizabeth High School’s musical theater productions. The Musical Director develops the individual musical, small ensemble skills of the pit band members, involving individual members in musical decisions as appropriate to their background and skill level. The pit band members gain an appreciation for the complexities of being part of a complex production and pride and confidence in their own abilities.


  1. In collaboration with the Theater Director, to plan for and implement the musical aspects of the various theater productions, including rehearsing with the pit band members, developing their musical skills, and consulting with the Theater Director.

  2. To recruit students who can fill the various musical needs for a particular production.

  3. To study and practice the musical score in preparation for rehearsals and productions and their own musical role in the pit band.

  4. To attend theater rehearsals as requested by the Director to fit the needs of a particular production. In general, this involvement will entail at least 2-3 rehearsals per week from mid-September until late November.

  5. To plan for and address the musical amplification needs for the pit band to support the musical theater productions of Cape Elizabeth High School.

  6. Other duties assigned by the Principal.


Twelve months per year with compensation in accordance with the fee structure of the negotiated Cape Elizabeth Education Association agreement.


The basis of the evaluation will be the extent to which the performance responsibilities of the job are successfully handled and the extent to which yearly action plans and job goals are met. The Principal or Assistant Principal will perform the evaluation. 


The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principal functions or responsibilities of the job identified and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future.

Approved:  November 9, 2010