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Music Director - Classical KC

  • 2021-12-08 12:10 PM
    Message # 12177705

    91.9 Classical KC, Kansas City’s 24/7 classical music broadcast and digital service, has an amazing opportunity to join and help design the future of a newly-created station. We seek an energetic, creative person to join our team as our Music Director. This position serves a dual role: as an announcer for classical music as well the lead creative voice on Classical KC’s broadcast side. In this position, you would oversee music selection across platforms, help define the station’s sound to be inclusive and expand the canon of classical music, curate the station’s library, host an on-air shift, and serve a public-facing role at Kansas City classical music events.

    Classical KC seeks individuals who are able to shed traditional classical music delivery stereotypes and invite an audience of diverse ages and cultural backgrounds to participate in this rich art form using best practices of public radio storytelling and a tone that energizes, excites and enriches the listener. This position reports to the Director of Classical KC.

    Characteristic duties

    • Assists in crafting the internal philosophy for programming/presenting music, developing innovative strategies for music discovery
    • Helps create and modify playlists
    • Curates library using MusicMaster; auditions new releases for inclusion
    • Hosts on-air shift
    • Tracks DEI programming
    • Cultivates relationships with regional music/arts organizations and participates in community outreach
    • Helps assess and select programming from national providers
    • Participates in campaigns to increase audience across platforms
    • Serves as an on-air host during concert broadcasts
    • Assists in planning and execution of membership drives
    • Works with Director of Classical to set individual goals, train and regularly assess performance of on-air staff
    • Prepares quarterly Sound Exchange report, FCC issues report, and other reports as needed
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications

    A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired are necessary.

    Preferred Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have the following:

    • At least 5 years of experience as a classical music host/music director or related experience.
    • Extensive knowledge of classical music
    • Demonstrated radio broadcast announcing ability and basic radio operation skills are required.
    • Strong familiarity with ENCO DAD (or equivalent automation software) and MusicMaster (or similar scheduling software)


    $50,000 to $63,000 commensurate with experience and education.

    How To Apply

    Classical KC is an independent community service of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Please apply online at UMKC’s website:  Select “Staff Positions,” then “View Jobs,” then “View All Jobs.” Application deadline is January 9, 2022.

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