1. Promote the mission of the Chorus
▪ Work with the Chorus, the Board, and volunteers to promote a positive atmosphere of community within the organization.
▪ Network with other arts organizations, music directors, and community groups to increase the visibility of the Chorus and to encourage collaboration.
2. Design, coordinate, and direct Chorus programming
▪ Organize an annual performance schedule. Engagements could include concerts, tours, or other performances as appropriate.
▪ Organize a rehearsal schedule at the beginning of each concert season.
▪ Design each concert performance, including theme development and integration of guest artists, ensembles, soloists, and visual elements.
▪ Identify and hire workshop presenters for vocal clinics and other workshops, if such events are scheduled for the Chorus.
▪ Work with General Manager to contract with technicians and musicians for each concert project.
▪ Serve as staff contact to Production Team, ensuring that technical needs, venue contracts, blocking, costuming, and staging details run smoothly.
▪ Audition, select, and coach soloists and small group ensembles.
3. Manage administrative and artistic detail for outreach projects
▪ Manage communication, logistics, and planning details for community performances or other events.
▪ With the Board, manage planning, communication, and programming for concerts or other presentations.
4. Provide supervision for music-related staff and volunteers
▪ Supervise the Accompanist.
▪ Identify, coach, and supervise the activities of Chorus section leaders, Assistant Director, and Assistant Accompanist.
▪ Communicate regularly with section leaders regarding vocal issues, repertoire to cover in upcoming sectionals, and other musical needs.
5. Facilitate the work of the Music Team
▪ Identify concert themes and collaborations that support the mission of the Chorus. Research appropriate music for the upcoming season.
▪ Ensure that current season music is selected and purchased, with the input of Music Team members.
▪ Have music and rehearsal tracks available by start of each new season.
▪ Secure new arrangements and performance rights where appropriate.
6. Development and Finances
▪ Write narrative as needed for concert projects, work with Board and Music Team to identify focus, prepare project budgets.
▪ Prepare annual budget in collaboration with the Board Treasurer.
7. Communicate regularly with the Board and other Chorus leadership
▪ Attend Board meetings and provide a monthly report to the Board.
8. Participate in professional development, for example:
▪ Participate in professional organizations: GALA Choruses, American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, etc.
▪ Maintain and update professional competence by attending workshops, classes, and conferences.
▪ Review new choral works and recordings; read professional journals.
▪ Attend concerts of other choral organizations.
Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
▪ BA or Advanced Degree in Music with an emphasis in choral conducting or equivalent conducting experience (minimum 2 years).
▪ Experience conducting or working with a community-based chorus and with singers of various musical skills and experience.
▪ Interest in and commitment to embracing the mission of the Chorus.
▪ Ability to offer strong leadership skills as well as to balance work within a team setting.
▪ Flexibility in working with a diverse group of volunteers and personalities.
▪ Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
▪ An ability to work within electronic media: word processing, e-mail, and internet.
▪ Comfort with, and understanding of, the LGBTQ+ community.
▪ Experience with elder voices is a plus.
Please send a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]