Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: M7006 / Music Director
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 11
HR Review/Approval:COMP

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under general supervision, directs and monitors station music programming.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Receives and supervises the cataloging and distribution of recorded materials sent weekly to the station.
  2. Directs and monitors the selection of on-air music.
  3. Maintains and secures the music library: establishes a music cataloging system, reference files, and a library software tracking system.
  4. Maintains the department's presence on the Internet; may evaluate and anticipate the department's computing needs and priorities.
  5. Produces, schedules, selects, and trains talent, and ensures quality control of daily music calendars; serve as an announcer when needed.
  6. Supervises and trains department personnel, including students, interns, and volunteers.
  7. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  8. Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  9. May establish and maintain contact with national and international recording companies which provide recorded materials to the station.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to monitor and/or maintain quality control standards.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures for receiving, cataloging, and distribution of broadcast recordings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to install, configure, and maintain personal computers, networks, and/or related hardware and software.
  • Knowledge of external sources for recorded broadcast materials.
  • Ability to develop and supervise volunteers.
  • Ability to select and program music for broadcast within defined parameters.
  • Ability to develop systems solutions for operational problems.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of music library procedures in a broadcast setting.
  • Knowledge of computerized and/or manual music cataloging and referencing systems.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of on-air and online techniques/procedures, protocols, and standards.
  • Ability to program and conduct on-air broadcasts.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 11/01/2019