Artistic Administrator & Director of Singing is RAD!

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The Artistic Administrator & Director of Singing is RAD! will have primary responsibility for two initiatives: expanding the range of voices and song traditions presented by MCP to better reflect the rich diversity of our region; and transforming thousands of community members into active participants in the arts through neighborhood-based choral activities culminating in the county’s largest mass singing event ever at the 2023 Three Rivers Arts Festival (TRAF).


The Artistic Administrator & Director of Singing is RAD! is an exempt, full-time position (40 hours per week) that requires some evenings/weekends including attendance at concerts and events. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Artistic Administrator & Director of Singing is RAD! will work closely with MCP’s Music Director, board members, other staff, and community members.


                  This is a new position that will begin September 1 and is grant funded to summer 2023.

                Essential Roles and Responsibilities

  • Design and implement a second year of MCP’s Global Choral Traditions program.
  • Create a five-year menu of projects and collaborations designed to more fully reflect the diversity of the Pittsburgh region.
  • Have overall responsibility for implementing MCP’s Singing is RAD! project including program design and implementation, hiring teaching artists and interns, cultivating a wide range of community partners across the county, coordinating all aspects of the project’s culminating event at Three Rivers Arts Festival (June 2023), establishing and monitoring project budget, and assist in designing a multi-faceted project evaluation.
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director, Music Director, and Director of Individual Giving as necessary to cultivate and solicit individual sponsors or institutional donors.
  • Work collaboratively with the Marketing Director and others (publicist, graphic artist, etc.) to promote programming and design digital and print materials as needed.
  • Possible conducting or teaching artists opportunities if candidate has the necessary skills.

          Desired Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Master’s degree preferred in music, choral conducting, or arts administration.
  • Experience leading amateur singers in rehearsal and performance.
  • Successful experience in project management.
  • Knowledge of Western classical music and non-Western song traditions.
  • Familiarity with the Pittsburgh region or the ability to quickly learn the area and its organizations.
  • Strong desire and effective communication skills to forge partnerships and connect diverse communities within the region.
  • The ability to think creatively and “outside the box” to plan innovative programming.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills to be successful working in a virtual workplace environment and the ability to maintain a home office.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when dealing with proprietary and/or sensitive information.
  • Possess a passion for the arts/music/choral singing, a sense of curiosity, and the ability to be flexible.




Compensation and Benefits: 

Salary range is $39,000 to $45,000. Benefits include paid vacation  andholidays.

Application Procedure: 

Submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls, please. Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis until the position is filled.


MCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable work environment. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. At the time of employment, you must present documentation that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

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