Artistic Director

One Voice Mixed Chorus
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

One Voice Mixed Chorus, an LGBTQIA+ chorus in Minneapolis-St. Paul, is building community and creating social change by raising our voices in song!

We are seeking a talented, experienced, and dynamic Artistic Director for a full-time position to lead the chorus to new levels of artistic excellence. With a global search, the organization is looking for someone who exudes enthusiasm, has a passion for choral music, and a clear commitment to the mission of our organization. As Artistic Director, you will have the opportunity to build on our impressive foundation to shape the future of our vibrant organization, crafting a vision that will energize, inspire and engage both singers and audiences.


The Artistic Director provides artistic vision, musical direction, and leadership that inspires and engages our community and leads the chorus in realizing our mission of “building community and creating social change by raising our voices in song”.

This mission-critical position interacts frequently with staff, chorus, volunteers, the Board of Directors, and One Voice committees. The responsibilities outlined, therefore, require a high level of interpersonal skills to ensure positive and productive relationships. Some specific skills that would be helpful in this context include effective communication, active listening, empathy, conflict resolution, motivation, and team building.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Programming: The chorus’ annual season is successfully planned and executed with compelling, thought-provoking, mission-driven programming that engages, inspires and energizes our singers, patrons, audiences and the community at large.
  • Musicality: Well-organized and well-facilitated rehearsals that maximize the choir's overall performance quality through effective choral conducting techniques and coaching, supported by appropriate professional development
  • Internal Community: Attain or exceed mutually agreed-upon goals for member engagement, satisfaction and retention, with the stated goal of fostering a positive and supportive environment for singers and volunteers.
  • External Community: Work collaboratively and effectively with the Community Engagement role(s) within One Voice to ensure alignment of goals and priorities, advocacy in terms of maximum impact, and ensuring Community Engagement work is well-integrated within One Voice’s artistic programming and the “singer experience”.
  • Impact: Attain or exceed mutually agreed-upon goals for production quality, audience size/growth, and ticket sales; increased community engagement and participation; attain or exceed mutually agreed-upon goals for expense management and community support.

Required Experience and Knowledge:

  • Graduate Degree in Music with an emphasis in choral conducting or equivalent conducting experience (minimum 5 years).
  • Experience conducting or working with a community-based chorus and with singers of various musical skills and experience, with a particular emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Prior experience as a manager, including experience with supervision, hiring, managing performance, employee development, and employee relations.
  • Interest in and commitment to embracing the mission of One Voice and a demonstrated understanding of social justice, racial equity, gender identity, gender inclusion, and cultural competence.

One Voice Mixed Chorus is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strongly encourages applications from individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as those who represent the diverse gender identities within the LGBTQIA+ community. At One Voice Mixed Chorus, we are dedicated to promoting equity and representation within our organization. We believe that having a team with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences is essential to understanding and meeting the needs of our racially, ethnically, and gender-diverse community.

Organizational Highlights:

  • The new Artistic Director will join us as we begin our 35th year!
  • We are a chorus of 125 singers, which reaches over 10,000 audience members and patrons, annually. We are one of the largest LGBTQAI+ choruses in North America.
  • Our team includes full three other full-time positions, as well as an enviable group of contractors, specialists, board members and volunteers (our “fifth section”).
  • We have an annual budget of around $500k, cash reserves, and ambitious plans to reach new heights.
  • Our chorus focuses on social justice and building community internally and externally through actionable commitments and conversation, in addition to dynamic performances and musical excellence.


Compensation and Benefits: 

$75,000 - $85,000 depending on experience. Full-time, salaried position with health and retirement benefits. Relocation benefits are negotiable.

Application Procedure: 

To apply and for more information, please see the links below. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 31, 2023. We look forward to hearing from you!

To review the full job description, application instructions and more information:
One Voice Artistic Director Search Microsite
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